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😊 Matchday Family Fun: Blackpool

Something for everyone at SJP!

9 August 2023

Club News

😊 Matchday Family Fun: Blackpool

Something for everyone at SJP!

9 August 2023

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.

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

Support the Lionesses in Australia

EARLY OPPORTUNITY! Why not join other Grecians and make a date to arrive early to cheer on the Lionesses. Hospitality and the Centre Spot will be available from 11am. Giving you the opportunity to watch England take on Columbia from the 11:30am kick-off to the final whistle!

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.

First Visit?

NEW! Head for the Fan Zone Tombola Stall or Information Point by 1:30 to join our brieff familiarisation /induction Tour with a picture opportunity and a certificate for youngsters. The ideal opportunity to find out where to go and what is available. Your tempting pre-curser to the full, highly regarded and free match day Stadium Tour.

NEW! Log your name at the Tombola stall for entry in this season’s New Supporter Draw for a signed match ball courtesy of the Ambassador team.

Getting to SJP

Getting to SJP on match days (EX4 6PX – visiting fans EX4 6PU) cannot be easier.  Local buses drop off in York Road, Pennsylvania Road, Prince Charles Road, Union Road, Sidwell Street , Old Tiverton Road and Pinhoe Road. All stops less than a minute from the Stadium.

There are extra train services from St David’s direct to St James Park Exeter.  Picking up main line passengers onto the direct services from Paignton-Exmouth, Okehampton and North Devon.

Departures to SJP 12:17; 113:04; 13:17; 13:43; 14:03; 14:17 and 14:43.

Returns to Exeter St Davids and main line and local services: 16:51; 17:10; 17:21 and subsequent services if you are staying to watch Newcastle-Villa (Ollie Watkins) or enjoy a post match pint or two...

For cyclists, racks are available at the stadium and throughout Sidwell Street.  But don’t forget your padlock!

Fan Zone Activity

Key Timings

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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 Season Ticket holders, Junior Grecian and Trust Members (Excl. match programmes and reduced/sale items).  

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First time Visitors can also 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. 

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The activity in the Fan Zone are subject to the weather and will give you the chance to win a prize.

Announcements will include away travel update, Women’s football and a Grecian and Seasider’s supporter announcing their respective teams around 2pm.

Not sure where to go or what to do? 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.

Matchday Programmes

To avoid dissappointment please aim to purchase programmes outside the Stadium or in the Club Shop.

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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 our Saturday has 5 vacancies.  If your child would like to be part of the flag waving team welcoming the players and officials onto the pitch on Saturday 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

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.

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Family Locations in Stadium

The first choice for families should be Block E in the Navada Construction main stand.  This will allow half-time use of the Junior Grecian Zone. We have listened to families who prefer to stand to watch the match.  For them an area has been allocated on the Big Bank. The preferred area is the section by the Stadium Way turnstiles. Allowing those with older children to move closer to the passion of the City heart. An overspill area has also been allocated in Block A in the Adam Stansfield Stand. 

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.

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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 locally produced pre-match fare (including chips) and will also be open at half-time for users of the Navada Construction stand.  The queue says all you need to know about the popularity of their hog roast products.

Inside the Stadium the kiosks have a range of food, confectionary and drinks available. This now includes Wrestlers Hot Dogs and other new options. If you are in the Navada Construction stand please remember that the JG Zone is also open for you 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.

Bars

As a full family club we must not forget parents, guardians and seniors!

You are spoilt for choice! The Fan Zone has its own bar area.  Leading off from the Fan Zone is the Centre Spot bar which also houses the Famous Exeter City Real Ale & Cider Emporium. On the other side of the Stadium you will find  the Optimising IT Adam Stansfield stand under croft undercroft bar.  Post match some pints are discounted in these bars. Why rush home?

Other bars are the Trust Suite for our Hospitality Guests. The Legends Lounge for guests of our Match, Ball and Programme Sponsors. Finally the Heritage Lounge for Members.

In the stadium the Big Bank has a half-time break-out bar. The refreshment kiosk behind the Away Terrace also has alcohol on sale.

Stadium Tours

As it is an evening match there will be no Stadium Tour. 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.

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ECFC Museum Trust

The brim full Museum Room is open for FREE Stadium Tours on most match days,  hospitality guests and on Wednesday afternoons., The purpose of the museum is to collect, preserve, share and celebrate the history and heritage of ECFC.

Our stadium-wide approach has produced a range of at every opportunity at St James Park.  In the Optimising IT Adam Stansfield stand you will find the Hall of Fame displays and  History of ECFC Timeline. The Road to Brazil in the entrance to the JG Zone (by the way the 1917 match ball is in the Museum and well worth a look), a list of every player behind Gate 3 and many other picture boards across the walls.  You can ask our Ambassador Team at the entrances about the Church under the car park or other points of interest.

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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