Matchday Information: Saints v Aston Villa

By SFC Media time Fri 20 Jan Saints vs Aston Villa

Nathan Jones’ side take on Aston Villa at St Mary’s on Saturday (21st January 3pm GMT), searching for a fourth straight win in all competitions after a crucial away win against Everton last weekend.

Fans are advised to arrive early so there’s enough time to collect tickets, get through security checks, turnstiles and make your way to your seats ahead of kick off.

Tickets are still available for the game and can be purchased online:

BUY TICKETS

Supporters can also visit the ticket office at St Mary’s, open from 9.30am until half time. Ticket office phone lines are also open from 9.30am-12pm on matchday (02381 780 780).

E-tickets are permitted for this fixture and can either be printed or scanned via your mobile phone. We’d advise fans to do this where possible to avoid queues at the ticket office. For anyone using a mobile phone, please download your tickets, ensure brightness is full and pinch your barcode to extend across the width of the screen and then scan at the turnstile to enter.

For pre-arranged collections, please visit ticket office 2 and if your tickets haven’t arrived and you haven’t contacted us, please visit ticket office 1.

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

TRAVEL
Following the landslip that has caused a 44-metre stretch of train track to be suspended in mid-air, South Western Railway’s services this have been majorly affected.

On Saturday (21st) and Sunday (22nd) no trains will be able to operate between Woking and Basingstoke. SWR services from Exeter, Weymouth and Portsmouth Harbour (via Eastleigh) will continue to terminate at Basingstoke.

A bus service will operate between Woking and Basingstoke (subject to bus availability).

You can check your journey before travelling with South Western Railway's journey planner.

AROUND THE GROUND

CATERING CHOICES

A variety of food options will be available around the stadium ahead of the match, including bacon double cheeseburgers, chips, cheesy chips and salt and pepper fries.

You’ll also find food in the Fanzone, at the Gasworks bar and the 8 Bells bar:

Fanzone: Pizza by the slice, loaded chips and drinks.
The Gasworks: Chicken balti, rice, naan bread or vegan chilli loaded nachos.
The 8 Bells: Grab a pie and a pint before making your way into the concourse.

FAN BARS AND THE GASWORKS
From 12pm you can 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 12pm until kick-off – with no membership required.

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 Crystal Palace v Newcastle, or just soak up the atmosphere until 7:30pm.

MASCOTS
Mary will be roaming the footprint from 12pm, meeting fans and posing for photographs.

SAINTS BRASS
Saints Brass are bringing the party atmosphere from 2:30pm outside the ground. They’ll then join us pitch-side for a pre-match rendition of 'Oh When The Saints'.

FANZONE
Join us in The Fanzone from 12pm for some pre-match pizza and drinks and get game ready with the shot-stopper and fast-feet footie challenges.

ACADEMY ZONE
Located outside the Kingsland stand, from 12pm you’ll find children’s inflatable activities, the active play zone and try out the JWP scanning challenge.

PROGRAMMES
Programmes are available to purchase from cashless stalls outside the stadium.

SAINTS STORE
Get kitted out for 2023 with the full range of merchandise available to buy at the Saints Store, opening until kick-off, and again after the final whistle.
Make sure to take advantage of our January sales, with up to 50% off on retail merchandise and deals on ticketing and memberships too.
Remember that all Season Ticket holders get 10% off merchandise from the Saints Store!

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 1 hour and 30 minutes ahead of kick-off, and until the crowd is cleared from the stadium.

Please be advised that on matchday parking is not permitted on Rochester Street, unless you have prior approval or you have a Blue Badge and are parked in allocated Accessible Parking Spaces. No parking is permitted on Victoria Street, unless you have prior approval.

IN THE CONCOURSE

LUNCHTIME KICK-OFF
Join us in the concourse as the atmosphere builds and watch the second half of the lunchtime kick off on screen, as Liverpool take on Chelsea.

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% off!

CASHLESS STADIUM
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.

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 – FAMILY AND KINGSLAND STANDS
In line with our Halo Effect initiative, we now have water refill stations in the Kingsland and Family stands. Refillable water bottles are permitted in the Kingsland and family stands only. Single use plastic bottles are permitted everywhere in the ground though they will need their lids removing in all areas other than the family stand. Flasks are not permitted into any areas of the stadium.

MATCHDAY BEHAVIOUR
Attendees are advised that home end tickets are only to be purchased by Southampton FC fans. Away supporters will not be allowed access to home stands or will be ejected if found in home areas of the ground.

Supporters are reminded the use of pyrotechnics is strictly prohibited and they are highly dangerous to the person using, other supporters and staff within the ground.

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.


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