Matchday Information Southampton v Liverpool

By SFC Media Thu 15 Aug Saints v Liverpool

Premier League football is back at St Mary’s as Saints host Liverpool in their 2019/20 home opener. Kick off is at 3pm and we’ve got all the essential information ahead of the game, including details of your brand new Fanzone and an incredible giveaway thanks to match sponsors Virgin Media.

Fans arriving ahead of the game will be treated to free ice creams, courtesy of Virgin Media, from five ice cream vans dotted around St Mary’s. Not only that, if yours contains a golden wrapper you’ll be whisked away to the Virgin Media box to enjoy the game with full hospitality!

Plus, Virgin Media are kicking off their sponsorship of Southampton FC Women’s team with a half-time interview with first team coach Marieanne Spacey-Cale. Find out what else is going on below.

It's finally here! Make sure you check out our brand new Fanzone which will be open two hours prior to kick off against Liverpool, and again for an hour after the final whistle. This week the fanzone will include:

Saints Brass

Enjoy some classic tunes from our very own Saints Brass, they will also be around the Fanzone for you to enjoy whilst you grab a pre-match drink.

ICON Skills

Take on the pros with ICON Skills, who will be on the 3G pitch in our new SFC Fanzone. You’ll be tested on your touch, reactions and accuracy as you hit as many targets as possible from the centre of our 360-degree arena. Ronaldo’s highest score is 137 in one minute – think you can beat him?

Fanzone Live

Michael Kurn will be building up to the big kick off, showing off the incredible new facilities and getting the thoughts of fans from 1:30pm.

Get yourself in the matchday mood by arriving at St Mary’s early to kick off your pre-match routine with loads of activities. The family friendly fun starts at 12:30pm.

Player arrival

Join Michael Kurn in welcoming the first team as they step off the bus at 1pm, with pumping tunes and our mascots Sammy and Mary there too.

Roaming entertainment

Look out around St Mary’s for everything from stilt walkers to caracaturists.

Face painting

Show your colours and visit our team of face painters in the Chapel Stand or roaming around the Fanzone.

Sammy and Mary

Get a photo with our mascots Sammy and Mary who’ll be meeting fans around the ground before the game.

Fire up for kick off

Be sure to be in the stadium early to be a part of the pre-match hype. Doors open at 1.30pm with entertainment starting at 2pm. Keep an eye out for our new special effects to kick start the season.

Bringing the colour

Saints fans in the Northam will be bringing the colour and welcoming the team out with a flag display ahead of this season’s home fixtures. You can join in by collecting a flag in the concourse before the game, but remember to return them afterwards.

Food

We've completely upgraded our food options, so make sure you come to the game with an appetite! Our revamped menu features a selection of new tasty burgers, from the Chapel Cheeseburger to the Itchen Double, and new pies including a classic steak and ale now available. Plus, we've introduced Asian cuisine to the Chapel and Northam with Szechuan Kitchen.

Kingfisher

Also new for this season, we'll be serving Kingfisher beer around St Mary's, including 76, an ale that has been specially created for Saints fans!

Reusable cups

We have introduced reusable pint cups in our concourses and in the Fanzone to help reduce our plastic usage. We have also installed draught beer, cider and lagers to reduce single use plastic bottles. Help support us in this new matchday initiative by dropping the cups in the designated bins located around the stadium.

Stadium Store

Fans can get their hands on the brand new third and goalkeeper kits from Saints Store.

Marieanne Spacey-Cale

Southampton FC Women's head coach Marieanne Spacey-Cale will join Tom Deacon and Michael Kurn pitchside for an interview to preview the new season, courtesy of Virgin Media.

Saints Super Draw

New and improved for the 19/20 season, there will now be over 70 fantastic prizes to be won in our Saints Super Draw, in association with Saints Foundation. Available for purchase from our sellers inside St Mary’s, prizes include memorabilia and half of the total cash pot, with a portion of the money raised going to support the Saints Foundation and the work it does in the local area.

For more information click here.

Fire up for kick off

Be sure to be back in your seats for the start of the second half to welcome the Saints back on the pitch.

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