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📝 Match Preview: Burton Albion

All you need to know ahead of Saturday's match

17 September 2022

Match Previews

📝 Match Preview: Burton Albion

All you need to know ahead of Saturday's match

17 September 2022

Exeter City will be looking to return to winning ways as they face Burton Albion at St James Park on Saturday, September 17 in a 3pm kick-off.

The match is the first meeting of the two sides since 2014 and City will be looking to put Tuesday night's late defeat behind them and pick up another three points in EFL Sky Bet League One.

City have been strong at home, winning three of their four matches so far and come up against a Burton side that have had a tough start to the season and currently sit bottom of the league after Tuesday night's defeat to high flying Portsmouth.

Coming to the game? Check out all you need to know!

Paying our Respects

Tributes will be payed to Her late Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II on Saturday.

A minute’s silence will be held before matches, with black armbands to be worn by participants, and the National Anthem to be played before a minute's silence.

Fans are encouraged to arrive early on Saturday to be able to join in with the minute's silence for her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. To maintain the respectful silence, the turnstiles will close for the silence and also for the national anthem and will re-open afterwards.

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Matt Taylor's Thoughts

Exeter City manager Matt Taylor is looking for his team to attack from the off on Saturday as they face Burton Albion at St James Park.

Taylor will be looking for the team to respond to Tuesday night's late defeat at Shrewsbury Town as they take on Burton who currently sit bottom of the League table.

"We have to make St James Park a fortress, said Taylor ahead of the match. "We've started well this season and the fans play a huge part in that.

"Once the whistle blows I want it to be a ruthless and relentless atmosphere."

You can watch the rest of Matt's pre-Burton Albion interview which also includes an injury update ⬇️

Match Tickets

Tickets are selling well in advance for the match, by buying tickets in advance you can save money and avoid the queues on match day.

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E-tickets

E-tickets are the easiest and quickest way to buy tickets for City matches. On ordering you can select to receive an e-ticket which will be emailed to your phone for you to show on the turnstile - no need to print!

Admission prices 

Big Bank     Nevada Construction/Optimising IT    
Ticket Type Advance Gate Ticket Type Advance Gate
Adult £20 £22 Adult £27 £28
Senior £17 £19 Senior £24 £25
Young Adult 18-23 £17 £19 Young Adult 18-23 £24 £25
Under-18 £8 £10 Under-18 £13 £14
Wheelchair Area £17 £19 Wheelchair Area £24 £25
Junior Grecians   --- Junior Grecians   ---

How to Buy

To purchase tickets online, please click here. Please note that you will need to log in to purchase.

You can also call the club during the normal office hours on 01392 411243 or visit the club shop and reception in person between 10am and 4pm Monday to Friday. We ask that you please buy online where possible.

Fan Zone Activity

Given the circumstances, this Saturday’s Fan Zone and associated activities will be lower key than normal.

But there will be some activities available...

This Saturday in the Fan Zone, First Time Visitors can pick up a Welcome brochure that defines all you need to know about your local Club.  If it is your first visit please let us know by emailing customerservices@exetercityfc.co.uk and we will endeavour to make it memorable for you.

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The information Point is the ideal meeting place and will have programmes and team sheets available. The Information Point will be happy to help the Trust with meeting prospective new members especially or those who want to find out about all the work the Trust is engaged in. 

The player badge to collect from the Ambassador Team, Shop or in the JG Zone will be Sonny Cox. The Ambassador Team are located at entrance points and immediately inside the stadium. They will be happy to assist you with directions or questions.

The activity on Saturday will be “Play Your Cards Right” to win a shirt or a football – your choice. 

Announcements will include away travel update, Update of our table topping Women’s football team. With a Grecian and Brewers supporter announcing their respective teams around 2pm.

Planned activity!

The planned activity for youngsters in the Fan Zone has been postponed but there will still be lots to do in the JG Zone and there will also be a chance to win a match ball or a dhirt.

Guard of Honour

The Guard of Honour will not be forming this Saturday.  Should your youngster want to be involved in a future match please email customerservices@exetercityfc.co.uk.

Disabled Toilets: 

Can be found in the Centre Spot; Trust Suite, Heritage Suite, SAS, Big Bank, Junior Grecian Zone – key behind bars/kiosk.

Changing Places:

Available in the Stagecoach Adam Stansfield Stand.

Baby changing facilities

1 Centre Spot (disabled toilet by Gents toilets);
2 Trust Suite upstairs (disabled toilets within the Ladies foyer);
3 Junior Grecians Zone (Disabled Toilet);
4 Changing Places in the SAS.

If you want to report and incident:

Help us to reduce foul and abusive language and eradicate threatening behaviour.

Please text 'Help ECFC' to 62277. For emergencies please contact the nearest steward asap.

Stadium Tours 

If you want to join the FREE 11am Tour advance booking is required Stadium Tours - Exeter City FC.

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The tours start at 11.00am, meeting in the Fan Zone beside the entrance to the Centre Spot and provide a wonderful opportunity to go behind the scenes of your club on a match day when the ground is coming alive and visit the Museum. Tours last between an hour and 90 minutes. 

How to Follow

Can't make it to SJP? You can listen to live commentary on iFollow for just £2.50. If you live outside the UK you can watch live for just £10

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To purchase a match pass please click here.

  • For further details on iFollow, iFollowplease click here
  • For a first time guide to iFollow, iFollowplease click here

We will be proving live coverage on our Twitter and Facebook pages and will have reaction from Matt Taylor and a player after the match

Exeter City on social media

Key Matchday Info

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Centre Spot Bar

The Centre Spot Bar will be open from 11am and will be showing the day's early and late kick offs on their selection of TV screens. After the match, draft pints of Tribute, Carlsberg and Thatchers are on offer for just £3.50 a pint

The Centre Spot is also home to The Famous Exeter City Real Ale and Cider Emporium, offering a great selection of real ales and ciders.

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Junior Grecians Zone

The Junior Grecians Zone is open to members from 12.30pm and open to all from 1.30pm, with plenty of activities for all our young Grecian supporters. 

In Red Square, the bar and Kenniford Farm's van will also be open for refreshments and hot food.

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Club Shop

The club shop is open from 12pm - 5pm on matchdays and is stocked with all three of City's kits for the 22/23 season as well as a range of training gear and pocket money items.

Don't forget, Supporters' Trust members save 10% on full prices purchases!

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Jungle Path Kiosk

The kiosk on the Jungle Path will be selling pints of Thatchers Big Apple, cans of Thatchers Gold and bottle of Carlsberg, as well as all the usual half time snacks including pies, pasties and beverages. 

Food and Drink

One of the most important part of any match day! We have a wide range of hot and cold drinks and snacks available at the kiosk for away fans. CONTACTLESS CARD PAYMENT NOW AVAILABLE!

Hot Food

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In the Fan Zone you will find the Kenniford Farm van serving local delicious hot food such as hog roasts and chips.

Need help on the day?

In the Fan Zone (opposite reception) is the ECFC Information point which can help with any questions home or away fans have about St James Park or Exeter City. We also have a team of ambassadors around the stadium who can help or direct you around the ground.

Matchday Programme 

Our award winning programme is priced at just £3 per copy! The programme features lots of content on the men's team, including a new feature on the cover star's all-time five-a-side team!

Make sure you grab a copy from around the ground!

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Previous Encounter at SJP

Exeter City 1 Burton Albion 1 (Dec 6, 2014) EFL Sky Bet League One

A late header from Christian Ribeiro rescued a point for the Grecians back in 2014.

Security and Safety 

Due to the increase in crowd numbers over the past few months it's advised to get to the stadium as early as you can on match days. The turnstiles open at 2pm giving plenty of time to get in and take your spot or seat!

Supporters should be prepared to be searched by our security team as they enter the stadium. We also ask that you only bring a bag if necessary.

Feedback

We hope that you enjoy your day with us at St James Park! We would really appreciate any feedback you may have about the experience. Please either email: media@ecfc.co.uk, or message us on Twitter: @officialecfc


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