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😊 Matchday Family Fun: Derby County

Something for the whole family on Tuesday!

16 April 2023

Club News

😊 Matchday Family Fun: Derby County

Something for the whole family on Tuesday!

16 April 2023

We look forward to welcoming you back to SJP on Tuesday evening for the visit of Derby County.

The Gary Caldwell era at Exeter City began with a midweek goalless draw with Derby County at Pride Park. Although the clubs had met four times in the Cup this was the first league fixture against the former Premier League side!

St James Park has plenty on offer pre-matched to keep the whole family entertained and to make sure your St James Park experience is extra special.

Getting to SJP

Getting to SJP on match days (EX4 6PX – visiting fans EX4 6PU) cannot be easier.

Various Stagecoach buses drop off in Pennsylvania Road, Prince Charles Road, Sidwell Street , Old Tiverton Road and Pinhoe Road. All less than a minute from the Stadium.

There is one EXTRA train services from St David’s direct to St James Park Exeter conveniently timed for supporters at 18:53. There is also an additional return service at 22:16 for those who want to catch the other results instead of rushing for the 21:51 return.

St James Park is special under the lights and even though it is a term time fixture, reducing the number of children attending, there is still plenty on offer pre-matched to keep the whole family entertained.

Just take a look at what is available below...

Buying Tickets

Buying Tickets couldn’t be easier: online at https://newtickets.ecfc.co.uk , by phone to 01392 411243, in person at the Club Shop or on the match day from 5pm at the Fan Zone Ticket Booth.

There are principally three areas designated for Families – you are spoilt for choice. Virtually making SJP a family stadium.

The main area is our Family Block "E" in the Selco BM Main Stand. This is the traditional area for families. Located in the stand is our Junior Grecian Zone. The room is open from noon and provides a safe comfortable environment for families to enjoy pre-match entertainment, such as a large screen TVs, Playstation consoles and Table Football, as well as the option to enjoy refreshments from the Zone’s very own kiosk.

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As an overspill area, when Block E is full, we now prioritise Block A in the Stagecoach Adam Stansfield Stand where you have purchased tickets.  Tickets in this Block are not normally released for sale.  They are retained exclusively for our City Community Trust “Community Corner” for entertaining young groups. Other tickets in this area are only released when Block E is full. (Should our current high attendances prevail this might well become a permanent arrangement going forward). The under croft of this new stand, where you have purchased tickets, has a large history display focus as well as TVs.  There is also a play area.

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Due to popular request, for those supporters who prefer to stand there is a designated area in the corner of our Big Bank. This might particularly appeal to families with older children who want to get closer to the atmosphere and enthusiasm of the Exeter City heart.  

Fan Zone Activity

The Club Shop

Make your way to the Club Shop before or after the match.  It is the only way to obtain your official City souvenirs and check out what’s new or any special offers.  And remember there is a 10% discount for Junior Grecian and Trust Members (Excl. match programmes and reduced/sale items). Shop online at: https://shop.exetercityfc.com.

 

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First time Visitors can pick up a Welcome sheet 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. 

The player badge to collect from the Ambassador Team, Shop or in the JG Zone will be 22 Harry Lee. The Ambassador Team are located at entrance points and immediately inside the stadium and will be happy to assist you with directions or answer questions.

The activity on Tuesday night will be “Play Your Cards Right” to win a football – despite giving away another 2 balls on Saturday. There will be games at 6 and 6:30 (subject to the weather)

Announcements will include away travel update, Women’s football and a City and Ram’s supporter announcing their respective teams around 6:50am.

Announce the City team or Join the Guard of Honour

If you have the drive and feel you can get supporters cheering you can announce the City team in the fan Zone. 

Want to be on the pitch as the players enter SJP? Then be part of the flag waving, Guard of Honour!

The Guard of Honour for Tuesday has all 8 flags available. If your child would like to be part of the flag waving team welcoming the players and officials onto the pitch on Tuesday or at a future game please email customerservices@exetercityfc.co.uk. Children taking part not only get on the pitch but also receive a certificate of participation and a bag of sweets.

Junior Grecians Lounge

The Junior Grecians are the Official Junior Supporters Club of Exeter City FC

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The room provides a safe comfortable environment for families to enjoy pre-match entertainment, such as a large screen TVs, Playstation consoles and Table Football, as well as the option to enjoy refreshments from the Zone’s very own kiosk.

Visit Matchday Activity - Exeter City Community Trust (exetercct.org) for details of the VIP Birthday Party package in the Junior Grecian Zone.

Stadium Tours

As it is an evening kick off there will be no Stadium Tour this weekend. To make advance booking for future match days please visit Stadium Tours - Exeter City FC. 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.

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.

Hot Food:

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Payments

You can finally pay by contactless payment at the kiosks at St James Park, either tap your card or mobile device on the reader to pay!

Locally Sourced Hot Snacks 

Kenniford Farm will be providing their usual farm produced pre-match fare (including chips) and will also be open at half-time for users of the Selco BM stand. 

Inside the Stadium the kiosks have a range of food, confectionary and drinks available. If you are in the Selco BM stand please remember that the JG Zone is open for all at half-time and also has a kiosk. Giving you the opportunity to catch the half time results on their screen while you much your pasty or drink your coffee. 

Trust Queries & Membership Applications Ticket Booth 

There is now a dedicated Trust window at the Ticket Booth in the fan Zone.  Pete Cordwell the Trust Minutes Secretary will be pleased to meet prospective new members who want to be a part of the Club or those who want to find out about all the work the Trust does and benefits of becoming a member.  

Autism 

To further the football club’s commitment to making matchdays inclusive to all, please remember Exeter City have some Autism packs available. Please ask at the Information Point. 

Soccer Sight 

Headsets are readily available for supporters to collect from reception ahead of kick-off. To book one in advance, please contact reception on 01392 411 243 or by emailing reception@ecfc.co.uk 

AT YOUR SERVICE

Disabled Loos: 

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

Changing Places:

Can be found 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.

Report an incident

If you hear something that you believe is unacceptable, then take action.

Report any incident to a steward as soon as you hear it. You can text anonymously: HELP ECFC  62277.

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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