Matchday Information: Saints vs Blackpool


With a spot in the FA Cup fifth round draw up for grabs, Nathan Jones’ side will look to get back to winning ways as we welcome Mick McCarthy’s Blackpool to St Mary’s on Saturday (28th January) for a 3pm kick off (GMT).

We ask that fans 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 are still available for the game and can be purchased online – you can save yourself money when buying ahead of matchday:

Supporters can also visit the ticket office at St Mary’s, open from 9.30am until half time. Ticket office phone lines are also open from 9.30am until midday on matchday (02381 780 780).

E-tickets are permitted for this fixture and can either be printed or scanned via your mobile phone. We’d advise fans to do this where possible to avoid queues at the ticket office. For anyone using a mobile phone, please download your tickets, ensure brightness is full and pinch your barcode to extend across the width of the screen and then scan at the turnstile to enter.

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.

Following the landslip that caused a 44-metre stretch of train track to be suspended in mid-air, South Western Railway’s services have been majorly affected.

The train timetable has therefore been amended.

You can find more information on South Western Railway’s dedicated Hook landslip page and see how you’ll be impacted with their journey planner tool.


At half time, you can look forward to hearing from former Saints forward, Brett Ormerod who’ll be joining us pitch side.

A variety of food options will be available around the stadium ahead of the match, including bacon double cheeseburgers, chips, cheesy chips and salt and pepper fries.

You’ll also find food in the Fanzone, at the Gasworks bar and the 8 Bells bar:

Fanzone: Pizza by the slice, loaded chips and drinks.
The Gasworks: Sweet & sour chicken, egg fried rice, prawn crackers or Moroccan flat breads, falafels, hoummous roasted sweet potatoes, pomegranate and mint yoghurt.
The 8 Bells: Grab a pie and a pint before making your way into the concourse.

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 midday until kick-off – with no membership required.

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 until 8pm, so you can stay and soak up the atmosphere while watching Preston vs Tottenham.

Sammy and Mary will be roaming the footprint of the ground from midday, meeting fans and posing for photographs.

Saints Brass are bringing the party atmosphere from 2.45pm 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 midday for some pre-match pizza and drinks and get game ready with the shot-stopper and fast-feet footie challenges.

Located outside the Kingsland stand, from midday you’ll find children’s inflatable activities, the active play zone and try out the JWP scanning challenge.

Programmes are available to purchase from cashless stalls outside the stadium.

Get kitted out for 2023 with the full range of merchandise available to buy at the Saints Store, opening until kick-off, and again after the final whistle.

Make sure to take advantage of the final weekend of our January sales, with up to 50% off on retail merchandise and deals on ticketing and memberships too.

Remember that all Season Ticket holders get 10% off merchandise from the Saints Store!

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.

Join us in the concourse as the atmosphere builds and watch the second half of the early kick off, as Accrington Stanley take on Leeds United.

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.

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.