Club: Southampton FC | Opening: 2001 | Capacity: 32,689 seats
History and description
St Mary’s Stadium has been the home of Southampton since 2001, when the club moved away from The Dell where they had played for the previous 103 years.
St Mary’s Stadium was constructed between December 1999 and July 2001 at a total cost of £32 million. It officially opened on the 1st of August 2001 with a friendly between Southampton and Spanish side Espanyol (3-4).
Until 2006, the stadium was called The Friends Provided St Mary’s Stadium as part of a sponsorship deal.
St Mary’s Stadium is located just east of Southampton’s city centre in the docks area on the west bank of the River Itchen. It is less than a mile – or 15 minutes walking – from Southampton’s High Street. The walk from Southampton Central Rail takes only a little longer.
On matchdays there is a shuttle service from the Central Rail Station and the Town Quay Ferry Terminal.
Parking is very limited near St Mary’s Stadium on matchdays, and roads around the stadium will be closed. One is advised to park in the city centre and walk to the stadium.
Address: Britannia Road, Southampton, SO14 5FP
Tickets for Southampton games can be bought online, by phone +44 (0) 2381 780 780 (Ticket Hotline), at the Saints Store at West Quay Shopping Centre (in the city centre), or at the Ticket Office at the stadium.
On matchdays, tickets can only be bought at the Ticket Office until one hour before kick-off.
Tickets fall into three pricing categories. Tickets for category C games, the cheapest, range from £32.00 for a seat behind the goal or in the corners to £44.00 for a central seat at the main stand. Tickets for category A games, the most expensive, cost between £40.00 and £50.00. Tickets are £2.00 cheaper if bought in pre-sale.
Southampton organise guided stadium tours that include the dressing room, warm-up room, and players tunnel. The tour lasts 90 minutes.
Tours run on regular intervals each week. For exact dates and hours contact the Saints Foundation via email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone +44 (0) 845 688 9370. The tour costs £12.00.
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