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📝 Fan Guide to St James Park

All you need to know ahead of matchday

17 October 2023

Making your first visit or first in a while to St James Park on Saturday as take on Wigan Athletic in a 3pm kick-off in League One?

We know that visiting a football ground for the first time can potentially be a confusing and daunting experience. That’s why we’ve put together some information about Exeter City Football Club, for those planning to make their first trip to St James Park.

Match Tickets

While the majority of matches are not all-ticket, we highly recommend purchasing tickets in advance due to over half of City's matches being sellouts in the 22/23 season.

Not only are tickets cheaper when purchased in advance but they ensure you can avoid the queues on matchday. Buy advance tickets online or on your phone here.

Please be sure to check the latest ticket news through the Tickets section on the website

Please note that advance discount tickets can be purchased up until the day before a match. Tickets purchased on a matchday will be subject to an increase of which the details can be found below:

Tickets purchased online, or on the matchday should be collected at the ticket booth in the Fan Zone

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   ---

Matchday Timetable

For Saturday matchdays the turnstiles open at 2pm, we advise fans to arrive as soon as they can to avoid queues closer to kick-off!

Your Entertainment Time Table

11am – Club Shop opens.  Youngsters can drop in and join the free competition to predict the time of the first goal and win a £20 shop voucher.
11am - Pre-booked guests are welcomed on to the highly acclaimed Stadium Tour. (To book your place on a FREE Stadium Tour, click here.
11am - Bars start to open on a staggered basis.
Noon - Ticket offices open.
12:30pm - 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.
12:30pm - Junior Grecians Zone opens for members.
1pm – Optimising IT Adam Stansfield Stand opens (under croft “Strikers” bar and kiosk)
1:30pm - Junior Grecian Zone opens to all families.
1:45pm – Play your cards Right.  Prizes include shirt of your choice, footballs, FIFA23 games and t-shirts for adults.
2pm - Turnstiles open (Red & Fed Kiosks)
2:45pm Half-Time – Kiosks and Junior Grecian Zone are in full flow. The Centre Spot and Fan Zone (including Kenniford Farm) are also available to home supporters in the Navada Construction Stand.
4.45pm Final Whistle – Thank you for your support.  We hope you have enjoyed your experience and hope to see you again. Safe journey home.

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About Exeter City

The club was founded in 1901 and was the first team to play the Brazil national team in 1914. The club has been owned by the Supporters’ Trust since 2003 and has since gone from strength to strength. Exeter City is nationally renowned for it’s Academy which has produced Premier League and International stars Ollie Watkins and Ethan Ampadu, as well as providing players for the first-team.

St James Park has been the Grecians home since 1901. The stadium’s capacity is roughly 8,300. St James Park consists of four stands, with the heart of the support in the Thatchers Big Bank, the largest standing terrace in the Football League.

The Nevada Construction Main Stand is an all-seated standing housing 2,100 supporters, running the length of the pitch, it offers a great view of the action at both ends of the ground. In 2018 the Optimising IT Adam Stansfield Stand opened, which houses 1,600 supporters and remembers Grecian legend Adam Stansfield. Away fans are housed in the covered Tracks Suzuki St James Road Terrace which houses 1,000 supporters. 350 seats are also available in the Nevada Construction Main Stand.

We wish you all a very warm welcome and hope you enjoy your visit.

Away Fans

St James Park has a new covered away standing terrace which holds a little over 1,000 away fans.

Click here to read our dedicated away fan guide.

Travel to the Ground

Address: St James Park, Stadium Way, Exeter, EX4 6PX
Reception: 01392 411243 | reception@ecfc.co.uk

Visiting by Train?

The closest station is Exeter St James station which is conveniently located right outside of the stadium at: Well Street, Exeter EX4 6PX.

Visiting by Car?

From the M5: Exit westbound at Junction 29 onto the A3015 (Honiton Road). Follow the road onto the B3183 (Heavitree Road) for two miles, going past Royal Devon & Exeter Hospital. Take the fourth exit at the roundabout into Western Way, and at the next roundabout take the second exit onto Old Tiverton Road. St James Park and Stadium Way are located on the left.

From the East: Follow the A303/A30 towards Exeter, passing under the M5 bridge, at Junction 29. Then follow the above instructions from the M5.

From the West: Follow signposts towards Exeter centre. After crossing the River Exe near Exeter St Thomas rail station, join the A3015 (Frog Street). Follow the one-way system and then exit onto the B3212 (Magdalen Street) and follow the road as it veers left towards the roundabout. Take the third exit at the roundabout into Western Way, and at the next roundabout take the second exit onto Old Tiverton Road. St James Park and Stadium Way are located on your left.

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.

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. 

Fan Zone

First time Visitors can also pick up a Welcome sheet that defines all you need to know about your local Club.  

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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.

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. 

Refreshments

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!

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Centre Spot Bar

Away fans are welcome in the Centre Spot Bar at the ground located close to reception. The bar offers a friendly atmosphere, with a large range of drinks, and a pool table and dart boards.

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Also located in the Centre Spot Bar is The Famous Exeter City Real Ale and Cider Emporium (FECRACE), staffed by friendly volunteers offering a great selection of real ales and ciders.

The Club Shop

The club shop offers a wide range of official Exeter City merchandise including replica shirts, training wear, hats, scarves, gifts, souvenirs, programmes, books and much more. The club shop is situated within the stadium and is joined with reception.

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Junior Grecians Lounge

The Junior Grecians Family Zone is open on most matchdays, and available for use by all family visitors to St James Park. The zone is open to all from 12:30pm for members, and 1:30pm for all visitors!

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.

A feature wall displaying a packed Big Bank also provides a photo-sharing opportunity using the #jgzone hashtag. There are activities and competitions to suit all junior age groups, from FIFA22 and Table Football tournaments to free Activity Packs for younger children.

Matchday Programme 

Our award winning programme returns for the 22/23 season and 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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Parking

Please note that there is no on-site parking for supporters at St James Park on matchdays. There is also very limited residential parking available locally.

Please click here for Exeter Car Parks.

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.

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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