Exeter City FC - St James' Park

St James' Park Stadium Guide

Stadium Info

St James' Park stadium has a capacity of little over 9,000. The Flybe stand is all seated and is the newest of the four stands running alongside the pitch. The Grandstand is opposite and is a very strange build stretching only about half the length of the playing surface.

At either end are terraced stands with the Big Bank incorporating a big red and white heart into it's design and hosting home to the more vocal fans. Behind the opposite goal is the St James' Terrace and this is open to the elements.

Away Fans

Visiting supporters are situated across two areas. A limited number of seats are made available in the Stagecoach Grandstand but you'll need to arrive early to snap these up. Space for a further 1,250 is available on the St James terrace behind the goal. This is open to the elements and really makes it very difficult for visiting fans to generate any kind of atmosphere. Views are ok but as you're at ground level on the terrace it's dog eat dog for the best positions. An early arrival is a must.

Stadium Layout

St James' Park seating plan:

St James' Park Seating Plan

Where To Drink

There is a decent sized social club at the stadium itself which admits home and away supporters if you arrive early enough. They serve a decent range of beers and even offer a limited amount of food. Alternatively, the town centre is easily within walking distance and you'll find plentry of pubs and fast food establishments here.

Parking

Parking at the ground is difficult to come by. The club operate a park and ride scheme which may be the best option as all streets surrounding the ground are residents only. If you're willing to walk you will be able to find spaces but be prepared for a long walk back to the car if you've lost.

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Directions

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By Train

The nearest / closest train station to Exeter City's St James' Park Stadium is Exeter St Davidís which is about a half-hour walk from the ground (mostly uphill!). However, there is a train station directly adjacent to the ground, aptly named St Jamesí Park on the Waterloo Line, served by services from the main Exeter St. Davidís. This service runs hourly with the journey taking around 13 minutes and costing £0.90p. From this station, the ground is only a couple of minutes away.

If you do fancy walking from the mainline station to the ground, exit at the eastern end of the station platform and follow through the town centre. The ground is to the North East of the station.

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Fans Reviews

  • Travel: The stupid SatNav got me lost which was irritating! Other than that, not a problem really once it sorted itself out! Very very few signposts though so would have been hard to find without the SatNav. Bit of a pain parking! Drove right past the ground and then got lost in little side streets trying to find my way back! Being so close to the city centre though, loads of city centre parking which although convenient, could be expensive.

    Refreshments: Its about 5 minutes from the centre! I passed 4 pubs and countless chippies and shops just in the 5-10 minutes walk from where I parked the car so absolutely loads! They also had a couple of temporary outdoor bars and food outlets set up right outside the ground too.

    Impressions: I was in the Big Bank Terrace, which despite being pretty basic, was impressive in itís size and atmosphere and acoustics. The away end looks even more basic! Just a couple of steps on a little uncovered terrace. Two seated stands on the sides, and its another decent little ground at that level, and had a good atmosphere.

    Atmosphere: All the atmosphere in the ground seemed to come from the stand I was in. It was fairly constant as well, given the scoreline! It wasloud and supportive first half, and once QPR took control a bit, the Exeter fans seemed big enough to realise that the scoreline wasnít really a true reflection until the sending off, and kept the noise up until full time. QPR fans in comparison, I didnít expect to hear a lot from them, being at the other end and with their end being uncovered, but after they gave us a little chorus after the 2nd goal, it was clear they could make a noise if they triedÖthey just didnít!

    Enjoy: One of the best locations of any grounds Ive been to, and seemed to be one of those grounds like Craven Cottage that just has the best brought out of it on a lovely summer evening. Worth the distance!

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Ground Name: St James' Park
Capacity: 9,036 (3,806 Seated)
Address: Stadium Way, Exeter, Devon, EX4 6PX
Main Tel No.: 01392 411 243
Team Nickname: The Grecians
Year Ground Opened: 1904
Site: www.exetercityfc.co.uk

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