Saints welcome Arsenal to St Mary’s on Saturday afternoon, kick-off at 3pm, with loads of activities around the ground for the Greener Game, including free wildflower seeds for kids, promotions on plant-based food, and much more.
The club is aware that some of our fans experienced disorderly behaviour at St Mary’s during recent matches. It is very important that everyone coming to a match feels safe and the club will issue long-term bans to anyone who engages in this type of behaviour.
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.
Fans are advised to arrive to the ground early, to give ample time to get through security checks, turnstiles and make their way to their seat.
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.
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 a Premier League match with supporters also not required to pre-register their Covid-19 status ahead of attending matches at St Mary’s.
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
- Considering wearing 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
FINAL STRAW FOUNDATION WIRE FISH SCULPTURE
Supporters can learn more about the effects of plastic pollution with Final Straw Foundation bringing a giant wire fish sculpture that fans can drop their single-use plastics and bottles inside, highlighting the impact waste can have on our oceans.
FREE WILDFLOWER SEEDS
Young Saints fans will be able to take home wildflower seeds to plant at home with the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust also handing out activity packs and prizes as part of their Wilder Southampton project.
Supporters will also be able to take photos in front of a stunning living wall, made up of 192 plants, and upload them to social media using #GreenerGame.
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.
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.
The Fanzone is open for tomorrow’s game from 12pm ahead of kick-off and then again after the game – don’t forget, Season Ticket holders can get a 10 per cent discount on all food and drink until 1pm.
Head down early to get all the pre-match build-up, including action from the early kick-off between Spurs and Brighton, with loads of great food and drink options available too.
Put your skills to the test in our Academy Zone, located outside the Gasworks in the Kingsland stand, featuring table football, the Target Shot and the Panna Cage – all completely free.
Get kitted out with the full range of merchandise available to buy 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.
TRY OUR VEGAN OPTIONS
Head to the stadium early with vegan tasters available for the first five hundred fans to enter the turnstiles – all vegan food options in the concourses will be 20 per cent off too!
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.
GREENER GAME – KATIE ROOD
As part of the Greener Game, Southampton FC Women’s first team player, New Zealand international and ambassador for The Halo Effect, Katie Rood, will be speaking to Steve Forbes about her passion for environmental sustainability.
Saturday sees three recipients being given the Forever Saint award – Danny, Ray and Rod Wallace will speak to Kenzie Benali at half-time about their unique achievement in being brothers that all represented Saints at the same time.