Matchday Information: Saints vs West Ham

time Fri 14 Oct Saints vs West Ham

Southampton welcome West Ham to St Mary’s on Saturday afternoon, kick-off at 2pm (BST) – Join us around the ground ahead of the game.

Plan your Sunday visit to St Mary’s with lots of fun family activities to enjoy – get the full details of what’s happening here.

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.

Tickets are still available for this fixture and can be purchased online or by visiting the ticket office at St Mary’s, open from 10am until half-time. Ticket office phone lines are also open from 10am-11am on matchday (02381 780 780).

E-tickets are permitted at St Mary’s. Simply download your ticket and scan at the turnstile when entering the stadium.

Remember that all bags will be searched on entry to St Mary’s, so only bring an A4-sized bag if you need to.

SOUTHAMPTON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 01:  Saints fans before the Premier League match between Southampton and Everton on Saturday 1st October 2022, at St MaryÕs Stadium, Southampton, England. (Photo by Chris Moorhouse/Southampton FC via Getty Images)
SOUTHAMPTON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 01:  Saints fans before the Premier League match between Southampton and Everton on Saturday 1st October 2022, at St Mary’s Stadium, Southampton, England. (Photo by Chris Moorhouse/Southampton FC via Getty Images)
Saints fans heading to St Mary's

MATCHDAY 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.

TRAVEL – RAIL ENGINEERING WORKS
This weekend engineering work will be taking place on the Eastleigh-Totton-Southampton train lines which will cause disruption to rail services in the area. Rail replacement buses will operate between Southampton Central and Romsey, Eastleigh, Fareham and Bournemouth.

Please check your planned route to the match so that you can allow plenty of time for your journey. The shuttle buses from Southampton Central to the stadium will operate as normal.

AROUND THE GROUND

CATERING CHOICES

A variety of food options will be available around the stadium ahead of the match, including Villaggio (wood fired pizza), Spice Shack (Indian style food) and the popular Evies Mac and Cheese (Mac N Cheese and Gourmet Hot Dogs).

FAN BARS AND GASWORKS

You’ll be able to 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 11am until kick-off – with no membership required. This week you’ll be able to buy tasty burgers and vegan tikka masala.

The extended outdoor seating area makes the perfect place to enjoy a pre-match pint or cocktail 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 watch the late kick-off between Liverpool and Manchester City.

SOUTHAMPTON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 13: Sammy Saints mascot during the Premier League match between Southampton FC and Leeds United at St. Mary's Stadium on August 13, 2022 in Southampton, England. (Photo by Matt Watson/Southampton FC via Getty Images)
Sammy Saint is on holiday this week – but Mary will still be there!

MASCOTS

Mary will be flying solo this weekend as Sammy is on holiday in sunny Philadelphia. She’ll be roaming the footprint from 12:30pm, meeting fans and posing for photographs.

SAINTS BRASS

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.

FANZONE

Come and join us from midday to soak up the atmosphere and try out the shot stopper and fast feet footie challenges.

ACADEMY ZONE

Put your skills to the test in our Academy Zone, located outside The Gasworks in the Kingsland stand, including the JWP Scanning Challenge and the free active play zone.

PROGRAMMES

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

SAINTS STORE

Get kitted out for 22/23 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.

CAR PARKING

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.

TICKET OFFICE

The ticket office is open to help you this weekend, should you have any enquiries on this match or season tickets. The opening times are:

Saturday
10am – 2pm: Ticket office windows and phonelines (02381 780 780)

Sunday (matchday)
10am – 2pm: Ticket office windows
10am – 11am: Phonelines (02381 780 780)
On match day: Ticket Office 1 is for enquiries, and Ticket Office is 2 is for Match Ticket or Season Ticket collection.

SOUTHAMPTON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 04: Burgers, beers and new TVs in the concourse, before the Premier League match between Southampton and Brighton and Hove Albion at St Mary's Stadium on December 4th, 2021, in Southampton, England. (Photo by Chris Moorhouse/Southampton FC via Getty Images)
Find out what's available in the concourses this weekend

IN THE CONCOURSE

HUMMEL RETAIL BOOTHS

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!

CASHLESS STADIUM

St Mary’s is now a cashless stadium so make sure you bring an alternative payment method for any purchases on matchdays.

REUSABLE CUPS

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 inside so they can be collected after each match, washed thoroughly and recirculated.

WATER REFILL STATIONS IN KINGSLAND AND FAMILY STAND

In line with our Halo Effect initiative, refillable personal plastic bottles are permitted within our Family Stand and Kingsland Stand. You’ll also be able to take your plastic bottles into the Family Stand with a lid on, but the lid will need to be removed upon entering the Kingsland Stand. Please be aware that metal flasks are not permitted into any area.

SAFER GAMBLING WEEK 2022

At Southampton Football Club, we’re committed to promoting safe betting, so we’ve teamed up with Better Change and RecoverMe to support this year’s Safer Gambling Week (17th-23rd October 2022), in order to raise awareness of how to bet more safely.

To demonstrate our commitment to promoting safe betting, we're supporting our partners at Better Change to offer support sessions, both in-person on matchday (vs West Ham United, 16th October 2022) and remotely via telephone or Zoom call after the match.

At the match this weekend you’ll see Better Change and RecoverMe operating Pop-Up Support Stations around the stadium during the build-up. Both organisations will be on hand to offer advice and support on safer gambling.

If you want to speak to Better Change, you can book your free session here.

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