Southampton Football Club is delighted to confirm that fans will return to St Mary’s for the Premier League fixture against Leeds United on Tuesday 18th May, kick-off at 6pm, subject to government confirmation – find out who is eligible to buy tickets and the purchasing process below.
Due to government restrictions, around 8,000 tickets will be available for the match to ensure the safety and wellbeing of supporters and staff at St Mary's - we have been working on a number of measures and changes designed to keep everyone safe.
The attendance of supporters at this match is subject to the government confirming that we move into Step 3 of the roadmap out of lockdown. The club will notify fans if government guidance around fans returning to St Mary’s changes.
Priority for purchasing tickets will be given to supporters that bought a 2020/21 Season Ticket, regardless of whether they have claimed a refund or kept a credit on their ticketing account.
To ensure that all Season Ticket holders have a fair opportunity to attend a match this season, supporters that had been due to attend the West Ham United fixture in December will be given priority access to buy tickets, with Season Ticket holders that have not yet attended a fixture this season then given priority over fans that have already attended a game.
Eligible Season Ticket holders are able to purchase tickets regardless of whether they had previously informed the club that they were unable to attend fixtures during December as we understand that supporters’ circumstances may now have changed.
Tickets will be sold to groups in the following order to ensure that all 2020/21 Season Ticket holders are given a fair opportunity to attend a match at St Mary’s this season:
Monday 10th May at 9.30am – Season Ticket holders that had been selected in the previous ballot to attend the West Ham United fixture on Tuesday 29th December, including long-standing Season Ticket holders that had been allocated in priority groups.
Tuesday 11th May at 9.30am – Supporters that have held a Season Ticket consecutively since 2014/15 and have not attended a reduced capacity match in 2020/21.
Wednesday 12th May at 9.30am – Supporters that have held a Season Ticket consecutively since 2015/16 and have not attended a reduced capacity match in 2020/21.
Wednesday 12th May at 11.30am – Supporters that have held a Season Ticket consecutively since 2016/17 and have not attended a reduced capacity match in 2020/21.
Wednesday 12th May at 1.30pm – Supporters that have held a Season Ticket consecutively since 2017/18 and have not attended a reduced capacity match in 2020/21.
Wednesday 12th May at 3.30pm – Supporters that have held a Season Ticket consecutively since 2018/19 and have not attended a reduced capacity match in 2020/21.
Thursday 13th May at 9.30am – Supporters that have held a Season Ticket consecutively since 2019/20 and have not attended a reduced capacity match in 2020/21.
Thursday 13th May at 11.30am – New Season Ticket holders in 2020/21 that have not attended a match this season.
Thursday 13th May at 1.30pm – Season Ticket holders that have attended a match during the 2020/21 season.
All Season Ticket holders will be emailed directly to confirm which of the above categories applies to them.
Eligible Season Ticket holders will be able to purchase tickets at the above times through their ticketing account, or by contacting the Ticket Office on 02381 780780 between 9.30am-5pm from Monday to Friday. Supporters that have received a credit to their ticketing account will be able to use this to purchase their tickets for the Leeds fixture.
Fans will be permitted to buy tickets in groups of up to six people from six different households. In order to purchase tickets in a group, please ensure the other members of your group are listed as friends and family on your ticketing account.
Due to social distancing measures, supporters purchasing tickets for this fixture will not be able to select specific seats but will instead be able to select their preferred block, with seats automatically assigned to them.
Fans who require accessible seating will be able to purchase tickets by phone or online - should they need to discuss their requirements, please contact us directly after purchasing tickets.
Supporters will be able to access their tickets 72 hours before kick off from their ticketing account, once they have filled out a mandatory health questionnaire - tickets can either be downloaded to your mobile device or printed at home and must be presented on arrival at the stadium along with photo ID.
You can watch the video below for a guide on how to purchase your tickets for the match against Leeds:
Tickets will be priced on a rounded pro rata basis depending on the cost of your Season Ticket - for example, if your Season Ticket cost £530, a ticket for the Leeds match will cost you £28
The club will be releasing information about the safety measures that will be in place during the Leeds fixture, as well as facilities that will be available for fans at St Mary’s, in due course.