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😃 Matchday Family Fun: Barnsley

There is something for everyone at the park

26 March 2023

Club News

😃 Matchday Family Fun: Barnsley

There is something for everyone at the park

26 March 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.

Getting to SJP

Getting to SJP on match days (EX4 6PX – visiting fans EX4 6PU) cannot be easier – even for an evening match.  Parking in a largely residential area can be more restricted.  The good news is that most car parks are free after 6pm. Please remember to read the signage, however.  As an example, one of the most convenient car parks, King William Street, locks up at 9pm and should be avoided.  Another in Summerland Street has a charge.

This will also be the last opportunity to benefit from the Stagecoach maximum single fare. Stage coach buses drop off around the stadium in Sidwell Street , Old Tiverton Road. Pinhoe Road Pennsylvania Road and Union Road. All less than a minute from the Stadium.

It is the normal  train services from St David’s direct to St James Park Exeter (Paignton-Exmouth Service.  Connection times pre-match are 17:15; 17:39: 18:18, 18:46; 19:13.  Returns to St Davids 21:51 9no post match drink and a dash) or with time for a pint 22:23 and 22:50.

Cycling to the Park offers bike stands at the ground or nearby in Sidwell Street.

As there are fewer children supporting an evening in-term fixture some activities are reduced. But there is enough going on pre-match to keep the whole family entertained and to make sure your St James Park experience is special.

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

Academy Parade

On Tuesday evening we welcome the players, coaches and sponsors of our highly rated Academy.  The players take their usual half-term parade around the pitch.  Can you spot the next Ethan or Ollie?  Our grateful thanks are extended to the many sponsors who make the extra facility possible.

Fan Zone Activity 

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 and we will endeavour to make it memorable for you.


In recognition of the Academy presence 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 and will be happy to assist you with directions or answer questions.

It’s Youth Evening So Why Not Join the Guard of Honour

If your child(ren) want to be on the pitch as the players enter SJP, then Tuesday night could be the ideal opportunity?

The Guard of Honour for Tuesday night has 7 vacancies.  If your child would like to be part of the flag waving team welcoming the players and officials onto the pitch  or at a future game please email 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.


Stadium Tours

As it is an evening KO there will be no Stadium Tour before the Barnsley game.

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.

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 Stagecoach 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.

Food Kiosk

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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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.  


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 


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.


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:, or message us on Twitter: @officialecfc

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