St James Park has been the home of Exeter City Football Club since it opened in 1904. Previously the land had been used for fattening pigs and there were complaints in the early years of the ground’s existence that the pitch was too small, with both Stoke (1909) and Reading (1910) refusing to play FA Cup matches – this was resolved in 1920 when adjacent land was purchased to extend the pitch.
A record attendance of 20, 984 watched Exeter lose 4-2 to Sunderland in an FA Cup Sixth Round Replay in 1931. Today, the ground has a capacity of 8,696 after several recent renovations to modernise the stadium.
Tickets at St James Park
Exeter City Tickets
Tickets for Exeter City matches are available to purchase online, by phone (01392 411243), at the club shop (9am-5pm, Monday to Friday) or the Ticket Booth in Red Square (from at least 3 hours before kick-off and up to an hour after full-time).
For the 2019-2020 season, ticket prices were:
- Adults – £20 (Big Bank)/£26 (IP Office/Stagecoach)
- Senior/Student – £17 (Big Bank)/£23 (IP Office/Stagecoach)
- Under 18 – £8 (Big Bank)/£13 (IP Office/Stagecoach)
St James Park Stadium Tour
Tours of St James Park take place at 11am on a matchday Saturday. The tour can be booked through firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 01392 411 243. Further information is available on the official website here.
Location & Travel to St James Park
St James Park is located just over a mile north of Exeter’s city centre in Devon in the south west of England.
Airport: Exeter Airport is just 4 miles away which offers a number of flights across Europe. Driving will take about 15 minutes or you can use bus route 56 to reach the city. Other airports within a 90 hour drive of Exeter include Bristol Airport and Newquay Airport.
Bus: Bus routes E, F1 and F2 all stop at Old Tiverton Road, adjacent to the stadium. Bus routes 1, 1B, G, K, P, P2 and T all stop by the Odeon cinema on Sidwell Street less than a 5 minute walk away.
Driving & Parking: Exit the M5 at Junction 29 onto the A3015, following the road along the B3183. From here you will get to roundabout and follow signposts to the stadium. There is no parking onsite and on street parking is very limited in the area, the best bet will be to use a city centre car park and walk from there.
Train: Exeter St David’s railway station is the main station in the region, connecting the southwest with London (Paddington and Waterloo), as well as Birmingham New Street, Manchester Piccadilly, Sheffield, Leeds, York, Newcastle, Edinburgh, Glasgow and Aberdeen. Exeter Central also serves London Waterloo. Both stations are central in the city and about a mile/20 minutes from the ground.
However, St James Park railway station is located directly outside the stadium to connect with Exeter St David’s or Exeter Central with a journey time of about 5 minutes.
Thinking of catching a train to Exeter? Search and book your journey through the Trainline here.