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😊 Matchday Family Fun: Middlesbrough

There is something for everyone at SJP

30 October 2023

Club News

😊 Matchday Family Fun: Middlesbrough

There is something for everyone at SJP

30 October 2023

It’s all happening under the SJP lights on Tuesday! Night matches always breeds a very special and unique atmosphere at St James Park.

Apart from the football and a rare appearance in the Carabao EFL Cup against the 2004 winners, will be Trick and Treat in the Junior Grecian Zone.

So don’t get alarmed if you run into a macabre looking youngster blending red and white with something akin to the Rocky Horror Show. Cobwebs and all.  But JGs please leave your pumpkins at home.  Still, an opportunity to find your old vinyl copies of the Monster Mash and Time Warp to get in the mood! The match is bound to be a “Thriller!” FREE scary face painting, FREE fancy dress and FREE Goody Bags (while supplies last).

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SJP Fan Display

The members of the Big Bank hope to rival, if not better, the Liverpool display and have busy creating something stadium wide. 

So if you find something attached to your seat or are asked to help lift or carry something please join in! Let's help them and make it an atmospheric Halloween cauldron at SJP.

Fan Zone Activity

Your Entertainment Time Table

11am – Club Shop opens
5pm - Bars start to open on a staggered basis.
5:45pm -Ticket offices open for collections and sales of other home and away tickets.
5:45pm - Players start to arrive and are happy to sign autographs or pose for selfies. Why not tweet your picture to #SemperFidelis or our other social media platforms.
6pm - Junior Grecians Zone “Trick or Treat” opens for members. Spooky Face Painting, Fancy Dress and Goody Bags.
6:15pm - Junior Grecian Zone opens to all families.
Regret, if it’s wet there will be no games and capers in the Fan Zone. – Back for Saturday (if it’s dry) Play your cards Right.  Prizes include shirt of your choice, footballs, FIFA24 games and t-shirts for adults.
6:45pm - Turnstiles open (Red & Fed Kiosks open).
7pm – Playing staff in the Club Shop.
7:45pm - The Big Kick Off. Enjoy the match.

Half-time – Junior Grecian Zone, Club Shop, Fan Zone and Centre Spot open to home supporters in the Navada Construction Main Stand.

Final Whistle – why rush away.  Sky Sports results and goals in the centre Spot.  Some pints reduced to £3.75. Shop will close when the last customer has been served.

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

BUS: Local buses drop off in York Road, Pennsylvania Road, Prince Charles Road, Union Road, Sidwell Street , Old Tiverton Road and Pinhoe Road. All around the Stadium and less than a minute from the ground. Maximum fare still £2 single journey. Just a few yards further and you will find the bus station which receives county and national services.

RAIL: Its normal service for picking up main line and local services to the station at St James Park. Departures from St David’s 18:18; 18:47 and 19:13; .  With returns from 21:51 and 22:23. 

DRIVING: Why not use Park & Ride? City Centre car parks will have more availability than normal.  Please read the noticeboards as some are free after 6pm and others like King William Street have extended hours for supporters. Street parking available for sensible parkers but might not be as available as a Saturday afternoon.

CYCLING: racks are available for you at the stadium and throughout Sidwell Street.  But don’t forget your lights and padlock.

Club Shop

The shop runs its own FREE to enter match day competition for younger supporters.  Predict the time of the first goal and the £20 shop voucher is yours.

Make your way to the Club Shop before or after the match.  It is open all day and is the only way to obtain your official City souvenirs and check out what’s new or any special offers. Pocket money items are also available. And remember if you are a member of the Trust or Junior Grecians there is a 10% in store discount (Excl. match programmes and reduced/sale items).  https://shop.exetercityfc.com.

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First time visitors

First time Supporters can pick up a Welcome sheet at the Academy stall 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.

Your Ambassador Team are located at entrance points and immediately inside the stadium and will be happy to assist you with directions or answer questions. For children hey will have a big match bingo card.

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Head for the Fan Zone Academy Stall or Information Point by 6:15 to join our brief Familiarisation/Induction Tour with a picture opportunity and a certificate for youngsters.  The ideal pre-courser to the full, highly regarded and free match day Stadium Tour. First Time visitors can also register for free entry in a draw for a signed match ball at end of season.

Youngsters will also receive a certificate celebrating their first match.

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. Just turn up at the Information Point.

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 6 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.

Locally Sourced Hot Snacks

Kenniford Farm will be providing their usual local produced pre-match fare (including chips) from noon and will also be open at half-time for users of the Nevada Construction stand.

Inside the Stadium the kiosks have a range of food, confectionary and drinks available. New for this season the Wrestlers Hot Dogs seem to be a popular buy. If you are in the Navada Construction 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.

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Information Point

The information Point is the ideal meeting place and will have programmes (home and away) and team sheets available for a donation to the Academy.

Trust Queries & Membership Applications Ticket Booth

There is now a dedicated Trust window at the Ticket Booth in the Fan Zone. The Trust Membership 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. He will also have 20th Anniversary badges and pens available.

Junior Grecians Lounge

The Junior Grecians are the Official Junior Supporters Club of Exeter City FC. New this season is face painting back after Covid by popular demand.

New this season is face painting to show your colours!

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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. The family room also has a volunteer providing face painting to 'show your colours'. Opening for all from 6pm!

Bars

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 bar. Post match some pints are discounted in these bars. 

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.

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 or the ticket office ahead of kick-off. To book one in advance, please contact reception on 01392 411 243 or by emailing reception@ecfc.co.uk.

Extra Assistance? We Care

Disabled Supporters Association  has acquired some new wheelchair waterproofs. If you forget yours please ask a steward.

Autism packs are available to you including ear defenders. Please ask an Ambassador or go to the home ticket office.

Soccer Sight commentary headsets for you if you have vision restrictions.  Ask at the Ticket Office.

Changing Places facility available for you in the Optimising IT Adam Stansfield Stand.

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4 Baby changing facilities.

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

If you want to report and incident:

Please either contact your nearest steward, or text 'help ecfc' to 62277.


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