Nathan Jones takes charge of his first Premier League home match in front of a sold out St Mary’s stadium, welcoming south coast visitors, Brighton to Southampton for a Boxing Day battle (3pm GMT).
Fans are advised to arrive early so there’s enough time to collect tickets, get through security checks, turnstiles and make your way to your seats ahead of kick off.
Tickets for this game are sold out. Subject to availability, tickets may be available on the Saints online ticket exchange so we advise to keep an eye on it. You can only buy exchange tickets online.
Supporters can also visit the ticket office at St Mary’s, open from 11am until half time. Ticket office phone lines are also open from 11am-12pm on matchday (02381 780 780).
E-tickets are permitted at St Mary’s. Simply download your ticket from your MySaints Account and scan at the turnstile when entering the stadium.
Due to postal strikes, fans who’ve arranged a collection or haven’t yet received tickets, please arrive at the ground and the ticket office early.
For pre-arranged collections, please visit ticket office 2 and if your tickets haven’t arrived and you haven’t contacted us, please visit ticket office 1.
Remember that all bags will be searched on entry to St Mary’s, so only bring an A4-sized bag if you need to.
There are no trains running on Boxing Day. Bluestar is offering all routes, except 6, on a Sunday timetable schedule, capped at £2 per journey.
AROUND THE GROUND
A variety of food options will be available around the stadium ahead of the match, including burgers, fries, salt and pepper chicken/chips, vegan chicken fries and a whole host more.
FAN BARS AND THE GASWORKS
From midday you can soak up the matchday atmosphere from three fan bars outside St Mary’s. You’ll find The Deanery located on the corner by the bridge, The Gasworks midway down the Kingsland stand and the 8 Bells at the corner of Chapel and Kingsland.
The Gasworks is open to all on a first-come-first-served basis from 12pm until kick-off – with no membership required. You’ll be able to order pork, stuffing and apple sauce baps with roasted new potatoes and vegan chilli con carne.
The extended outdoor seating area makes the perfect place to enjoy a pre-match pint or cocktail and if you’re watching the game from the Kingsland stand you’ll also be able to access The Gasworks at half time.
In addition we’re opening the Gasworks post match, so you can stay and soak up the atmosphere until 5:45pm.
Sammy and Mary will be roaming the footprint from midday, meeting fans and posing for photographs.
Saints Brass are bringing the party atmosphere and playing family favourites ahead of the game, from 2:30pm outside the ground. They’ll then join us pitch-side for a pre-match rendition of 'Oh When The Saints'.
Join us in The Fanzone from 12pm for some pre-match pizza and drinks and get game ready with the shot-stopper and fast-feet footie challenges.
Put your skills to the test in our Academy Zone, located outside the Gasworks in the Kingsland stand, including the JWP scanning challenge and children’s inflatable activities.
Programmes are available to purchase from stalls outside the stadium.
Get kitted out for 2022/23 with the full range of merchandise available to buy at the Saints Store, opening until kick-off, and again after the final whistle.
Visitors to the store will find two new ranges, only available in store and for a limited time, including polos, quarter zips, sweatshirts and more.
Remember that all Season Ticket holders get 10% off merchandise from the Saints Store too!
Fans with car parking at the stadium are advised that there will be no vehicle movement permitted in the car parks or within the road closure area from 1 hour and 30 minutes ahead of kick-off, and until the crowd is cleared from the stadium.
Please be advised that on matchday parking is not permitted on Rochester Street, unless you have prior approval or you have a Blue Badge and are parked in allocated Accessible Parking Spaces. No parking is permitted on Victoria Street, unless you have prior approval.
The ticket office will be open from 11am until halftime. Please visit should you have any enquiries on this match or on season tickets.
On match day, ticket office 1 is for sales & enquiries and ticket office 2 is for collections.
IN THE CONCOURSE
CATCH THE LUNCHTIME KICK OFF
Make your way through the turnstiles early to warm up for the Saints game, by watching the 12:30 kick off, Brentford v Tottenham, on the screens in the concourse.
HUMMEL RETAIL BOOTHS
You can now pick up a variety of Saints merchandise from hummel retail booths situated in the concourse of the Kingsland, Northam and Chapel stands – remember, Season Ticket holders get 10% off!
St Mary’s is now a cashless stadium so make sure you bring an alternative payment method for any purchases at the stadium on matchdays.
Remember you can find reusable pint cups in the St Mary's concourses and the Fanzone in a bid to reduce single-use plastics - when you’ve finished with yours, please place it inside so they can be collected after each match, washed thoroughly and recirculated.
WATER REFILL STATIONS – FAMILY AND KINGSLAND STANDS
In line with our Halo Effect initiative, we now have water refill stations in the Kingsland and Family stands. Refillable water bottles are permitted in the Kingsland and family stands only. Single use plastic bottles are permitted everywhere in the ground though they will need their lids removing in all areas other than the family stand. Flasks are not permitted into any areas of the stadium.
Attendees are advised that home end tickets are only to be purchased by Southampton FC fans. Away supporters will not be allowed access to home stands or will be ejected if found in home areas of the ground.
Supporters are reminded the use of pyrotechnics is strictly prohibited and they are highly dangerous to the person using, other supporters and staff within the ground.
If you witness any form of anti-social, abusive or discriminatory behaviour, crime, violence or the use of pyrotechnics, please report it to your nearest steward or police officer. Alternatively, text SFCReport to 60060 with a full description and location of the incident, giving as much detail as you can.