We travel to Premier League side Southampton tomorrow night in our first Emirates FA Cup Fifth Round tie since 1996 and Kristine Green’s Away Day Travel Guide has all the important information for travelling supporters!
What colour kit are we in for this game?
We’re in blue for this game.
What’s the ticket information?
We’re awaiting confirmation for on-the-day sales – this will depend on the final numbers sold. Official channels will be updated when known.
How do I get to the ground?
The postcode for the ground is SO14 5FP but supporters are advised not to drive to the stadium unless parking has been pre-booked. Below is a list of postcodes for car parks.
Away supporters are asked to enter the stadium via Britannia Road and not over the footbridge to the North of the stadium. Road closures are in place 90 minutes before kick-off.
What stand are we in?
Town fans are in the Northam Stand – this is an all-seater stand with allocated seating.
When do turnstiles open?
Turnstiles open 90 minutes before kick-off.
Where is the best place to park?
Parking around the ground is extremely limited/restricted with the recommendation to park in one of the multi-story car parks away from the ground, including:
Ocean Village – SO14 3TL
Bedford Place – SO15 2DB
Grosvenor Square – SO15 2UA
West Park Road – SO15 1FZ
Marlands – SO15 1BA
Eastgate – SO14 3HB
Is there disabled parking?
All disabled parking available for away supporters at the stadium have now been allocated.
Southampton advise that there is a drop off and pick-up area outside the Main Reception area. This can be used to drop those with limited mobility at the stadium up to one hour before kick-off and for pick-up 30 minutes after the final whistle. Any cars left in this area are likely to be towed.
What is the nearest train station to the stadium and what is the approximate distance and walking time?
Southampton Central Railway Station is the closest to the Stadium and a 20-minute walk.
There is a shuttle service that runs to and from the stadium every 20 minutes from the station. Buses start to operate 2 and half hours from the South side of the station (Platform 4). The drop-off and subsequent pick up is on Chapel Road. The return buses will operate for 45 minutes after the final whistle. The cost of this is £3 an adult and £2 a child for a return.
Recommended pubs for away fans?
There are a few to choose from but they are all mostly located in the town centre, which is a 20-minute walk away.
The Junction Inn, St Denys – SO17 2JZ are welcoming Town fans and putting on food with chilli chips and nachos available for £5, pizza slices £2.50 and chips £2.00. There’s a community centre next door, which will have parking for around 25 cars. Fans using this car park are asked to park at the back out of the way of centre users that evening.
Yates – SO14 7FH
Slug and Lettuce – SO14 7FG
Scholars – SO14 7DU
The Giddy Bridge – SO15 2AF
Bedfords – SO15 2DB
Browns – SO14 5QN – Closest one with a 10-minute walk to the stadium
The Encore – SO15 1GE
Food available in the area?
Not a lot surrounds the ground – plenty in the town centre 20 minutes away.
Most of the pubs mentioned above also serve food.
Where is the nearest cash machine to the Stadium?
There are plenty of cash machines in the town centre, with the closest one to the ground being located at the Rayan Food Centre SO14 1PF.
What food and drink is available on the concourse at the stadium?
Both hot and cold food will be available in the away end as well as hot and cold drinks. Alcohol will also be served.
St Mary’s is a cashless stadium accepting only cards and contactless payments.
What is the process for supporters looking to bring flags/drums into the stadium?
Placement will depend on the number of tickets sold and large flags may require a fire certificate. Please follow the stewards’ instructions on placement.
Is a programme available?
Yes, a printed programme will be available on the evening.
We wish all supporters travelling down to Southampton a safe trip – see you at St Mary’s!