St Andrew’s has been the home of Birmingham City Football Club since it opened over a hundred years ago. The ground was officially opened on the 26th December 1906 when Birmingham played Middlesbrough in a First Division fixture in front of a crowd of 32,000 after heavy snowfall.
At that time the ground had capacity for about 75,000 and replaced Birmingham’s home at Muntz Street which the club had outgrown. FA Cup semifinals were held at St Andrew’s in 1907, 1911, 1924 and 1934. The record attendance of about 67,000 was set in February 1939 at a fifth-round FA Cup match against Everton.
The ground suffered bomb damage and fire damage during the Second World War which resulted in renovation works during the 1950s, including floodlights being erected in 1956. The ground fell into disrepair in the intervening years and it wasn’t until 1993 that further renovation works were carried out that saw St Andrew’s became all-seater. Today the stadium has a capacity of 29,409.
The stadium has hosted England international matches at all levels below Senior, with the England Under-21s recording their heaviest home defeat in February 2001 as they lost to Spain 4-0.
Coventry City F.C. played their home matches at St Andrew’s from 2019 to 2021 after failing to reach an agreement with the landlords of the Ricoh Arena. Birmingham City’s Women Football Club began playing all of their home matches at the ground in 2021.
Tickets at St Andrew’s
Birmingham City F.C. Tickets
The ticket office is located outside the stadium’s main stand and is open 9am-5pm Monday to Friday, tickets are also available to purchase over the phone on 0121 772 0101 or online.
There were several categories of ticket prices for the 2021/22 season depending on the opposition aand ranged from:
- Adults: £20-£40
- Seniors/19-24: £15-£35
- 13-18: £10-£30
- Under 13: £1-£25
Birmingham City W.F.C. Tickets
Birmingham City Women tickets are available to purchase over the phone on 0121 772 0101, online or from the ticket office at the ground which is open 2 hours before a match. Ticket prices for the 2021/22 season depending on the opposition and ranged from:
- Adults: £10
- Seniors/19-24: £7
- 13-18: £6
- Under 13: £1
St Andrew’s Stadium Tour
Birmingham City offer 90 minute stadium tours of St Andrew’s, with the chance to visit the dressing rooms, press room, dugouts and walk through the player’s tunnel. Call the ticket office on 0121 772 0101 for further details on availability.
Location & Travel to St Andrew’s
St Andrew’s is located in Bordesley district of Birmingham, approximately 1 and a half miles from the city centre.
Airport: Birmingham Airport is located approximately 8 miles east of Boredesley. The Airport serves European destinations, as well as international destinations such as the Caribbean, India, Pakistan, Qatar and the UAE. There is a train station at the airport which connects to central Birmingham.
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Bus: Several bus lines stop outside the ground, with bus number 17 and 60 running from the city centre. For more information and timetables, click here to visit the Network West Midlands travel site.
Coach: Birmingham Coach Station is close to the city centre, Megabus offers cheap travel to Birmingham and offers over 10 routes from Aberdeen, Bristol, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Liverpool, London, Manchester, Newcastle, Norwich and Sheffield. You can search and book your tickets here.
Driving & Parking: From the M6 motorway, exit at junction 6 and follow the A38 Aston expressway before exiting at the second exit signed Ringroad and follow signs to the stadium. From the M42, exit at junction 6 and follow the A45 into Small Heath. There is no parking available at the stadium during matchday, however you should be able to find street parking in the vicinity of the stadium.
Train: Bordesley railway station is the closest station to the ground, approximately 0.6 miles away or a 10 minute walk. The station is on the North Warwickshire Line with services between Birmingham Snow Hill and Stratford-upon-Avon.
New Street is 1.9 miles away and serves many destinations across the UK including Bournemouth, Bristol Temple Meads, Cardiff Central, Edinburgh Waverley, Glasgow Central, Leicester, London Euston, Manchester Piccadilly, Newcastle, Nottingham, Oxford, Reading, Sheffield and Southampton Central.
Birmingham’s other main stations, Moor Street and Snow Hill are more regional, although there is a service to London Marylebone from Moor Street.
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