Matchday Information: Saints vs Lincoln


Saints return to action at St Mary’s, for Nathan Jones’ first home game in charge, in the Carabao Cup round of sixteen. The club welcomes League One side, Lincoln City down south for a Tuesday evening (7:45pm GMT) Christmas clash.

Fans are advised to arrive early so there’s enough time to collect tickets, get through security checks, turnstiles and make their way to their seats ahead of kick off.

Be aware that strike action will be affecting South Western Railway trains on Tuesday so check your journey because a reduced service is expected.

Tickets are still available for the game and can be purchased online – buy before midnight on Monday 19th and get them cheaper:


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-5pm on matchday (02381 780 780).

You can also use E-tickets at St Mary’s - download your ticket from your MySaints Account and scan at the turnstile when entering the stadium.

Remember that all bags will be searched on entry, so if you need to bring one, make sure it’s no bigger than A4.



A variety of festively themed food options will be available around the stadium ahead of the match, including turkey and cranberry pies and cauliflower, broccoli and cheese vegan pies. 

Christmas themed pies will also be on offer in the concourse.


From 4.45pm 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 4.45pm until kick-off, with no membership required. You’ll be able to order Lincolnshire sausage, mash and onion gravy, as well as sweet potato dahl, green chutney, naan bread and pickled chillies.

You can also enjoy a pre-match pint or cocktail in the extended outdoor seating area 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 10:30pm.


Join us in The Fanzone from 4.45pm for some pre-match food and drink, including pigs in blankets, chips, cranberry sauce, stuffing and veggie sausage options too.
Also test your skills in our one shot stopper and fast feet challenges.


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


Sammy and Mary will be meeting fans in the Fanzone from 5pm, before roaming the footprint from 6pm, where they’ll be happy to stop for photographs with fans.


Saints Brass are bringing the festive party atmosphere in the build up to kick off, playing family favourites and Christmas classics. Also join us for a pre-match rendition of 'Oh When The Saints'.


Find out if competitors can catch Nathan Jones’ eye in our halftime crossbar challenge.


Programmes are available to purchase from outside the stadium for £3.50.


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. 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 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 throughout the day from 9.30am. 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 is 2 is for collections.



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 per cent 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 in the correct bin 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.