Saints return to St Mary’s for tomorrow’s sold out Emirates FA Cup fixture against Coventry City, with lots of activities to keep fans entertained around the ground ahead of the 3pm kick-off.
Following the latest government guidance, supporters are no longer required to pre-register or show their Covid-19 status ahead of attending a fixture at St Mary’s – find the latest guidance on how to keep yourself and your fellow fans safe below.
Please be aware that all bags will be searched on entry to St Mary’s, so only bring an A4-sized bag if you need to, and that Britannia Road will be closed following the final whistle – find out full details below.
Southampton Football Club would like to thank fans for their support in following Covid-19 measures and helping to keep their fellow fans safe.
In line with the latest government guidance, NHS COVID passes will now no longer be enforced as a condition of entry to matches at St Mary's, with supporters also not required to pre-register their Covid-19 status ahead of Saints fixtures.
Everyone still has an important role to play in minimising the risk of passing on Covid-19 and we want St Mary’s to remain safe for fans to enjoy.
There are some simple ways fans can help keep each other safe on a matchday:
- Please do not travel if you have Covid-19 symptoms
- Wear a face covering when indoors or in crowded areas
- Don’t forget to wash your hands regularly
- If possible, take a Covid-19 test on a matchday to check there is no risk of passing on the virus
- The best way to protect yourself and others from Covid-19 is to get vaccinated
Supporters are advised by Hampshire Police that there will be no access to Britannia Road for home fans from 4.30pm due to the high number of Coventry City fans attending and the large number of coaches that will be parked in Britannia Road.
Access to Northam Road/A3024 will be via Belvidere Road, or Melbourne Street and the footbridge in the North Car Park. An alternative route to the town centre is via the South Car Park and then Chapel Road.
Once all coaches have left Britannia Road it will be reopened to pedestrians and vehicles. Hampshire Police would like to thank fans for their understanding and assistance.
Sammy and Mary Saint will be meeting fans and posing for photographs in our Mascot Zone, located on the corner of the Kingsland and Chapel stands.
Put your skills to the test in our Academy Zone, located outside the Gasworks in the Kingsland stand, featuring table football, the Speed Cage and the Panna Cage – all completely free.
Saints Brass are bringing the party atmosphere and providing your matchday soundtrack, playing family favourites ahead of the game - don’t miss their pre-match rendition of Oh When The Saints.
Shop the full range of Saints merchandise with half price on selected items at the Saints Store, opening from 10am until kick-off, and again after the final whistle. Remember that all Season Ticket holders get 10 per cent 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 one hour ahead of kick-off, and until the crowd is cleared from the stadium.
WATCH THE EARLY KICK-OFF
Get inside St Mary’s early with the lunchtime Emirates FA Cup clash between Kidderminster Harriers and West Ham being shown on the screens inside the concourse.
Grab a deal while you watch the early game with any hot dog, pie, sausage roll or burger, plus crisps or a chocolate bar, just £7.50 when bought with a soft drink or hot drink, or £10 with an alcoholic drink.
HUMMEL RETAIL BOOTHS
You can now pick up official Saints merchandise from hummel retail booths situated in the concourse of the Kingsland, Northam and Chapel stands – remember, Season Ticket holders get 10 per cent off!
Please be aware that 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.
This season you’ll 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.
Please be aware that half-time entertainment is currently restricted by the requirement to maintain a Red Zone to keep players safe.
Saturday’s Forever Saint award will be presented to former goalkeeper Ian Turner whose made over 100 appearances for the club, which included a starring role in the 1976 FA Cup win against Manchester United.