Matchday Information: Saints vs Chelsea

By SFC Media time Fri 04 Oct Saints v Chelsea

Saints face a difficult challenge as they welcome Frank Lampard's Chelsea to St Mary's this Sunday...

Kick-off is at 2pm and we’ve got all the essential information ahead of the game, including a half-time interview with a Saints fan favourite and a tribute to Saints grandparents.

Get to St Mary's early to soak up the pre-match atmosphere in our Fanzone and find out where you can buy beer tokens to beat the half time queues.

Plus, you could win a pair of tickets to see Craig David perform at St Mary's, courtesy of our partners Virgin Media!


With fantastic food, drink and entertainment from midday right up until kick off, and then again after the game until 5.30pm, the Fanzone has everything you need on a matchday.


 Check out tunes from local musical talent both before and after the game.


Take on the pros with ICON Skills in the 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?


Show your colours and visit our team of face painters in the Fanzone or visit one of our balloon modellers for something to wow the kids!


Get yourself in the matchday mood by arriving at St Mary’s early to kick off your pre-match routine with loads of activities.


Make sure you pick up the Chelsea edition of our matchday programme, SAINTS, as five copies will contain a pair of tickets to Craig David's concert at St Mary's next Thursday, 10th October, hosted by club partner Virgin Media.


Welcome your Saints heroes as they arrive at the stadium, with a special show presented by Michael Kurn. Make sure you’re outside the main entrance to St Mary’s at 10.20am to catch the action.


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


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


Make sure you take your seats by 1.45pm to catch all the pre-match hype, including our spectacular special effects show.



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 now available, including a classic steak and ale. Plus, we've introduced Asian cuisine to the Chapel and Northam with Szechuan Kitchen.

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!


Beat the half time queues by picking up beer tokens from kiosks and programme pods before the game that you can redeem from dedicated bars within the ground.


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.


Fans can get kitted out with the official 2019/20 Saints kits which will be on sale and available to buy from the Stadium Store before and after the match.

SOUTHAMPTON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 31: We March On during the Premier League match between Southampton FC and Manchester United at St Mary's Stadium on August 31, 2019 in Southampton, United Kingdom. (Photo by Chris Moorhouse/Southampton FC via Getty Images)


We're paying tribute to all the nans and grandads at half time, in association with our partners at Kuflink. We'll be playing your tributes to beloved relatives on the big screen, and one grandparent will be selected to win a very special prize!



The giant Dutch defender will take to the pitch at half time to talk about his career, including stints with both Saints and Chelsea, as well as giving his thoughts on the match.


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.



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