Matchday Information: Saints vs Everton

By SFC Media time Fri 30 Sep Saints vs Everton

Southampton welcome Everton to St Mary’s on Saturday afternoon, kick-off at 3pm (BST) - find out what’s happening around the ground ahead of the game.

Plan out your final Saturday fixture at St Mary’s before the World Cup with lots of fun family activities - get the full details of what’s happening here.

Fans are advised to arrive to the ground early to give ample time to collect tickets, getting through security checks, turnstiles and make their way to their seat ahead of kick off.

Tickets are still available for this fixture and can be purchased online, by phone (02381 780 780) or by visiting the ticket office at St Mary’s, open from 9:30am until half-time.

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

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, ENGLAND - AUGUST 30: Southampton players during the Premier League match between Southampton FC and Chelsea FC at Friends Provident St. Mary's Stadium on August 30, 2022 in Southampton, England. (Photo by Matt Watson/Southampton FC via Getty Images)

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.

AROUND THE GROUND

CATERING CHOICES
A variety of food options will be available around the stadium ahead of the match, including Scandilicious (Swedish Meatballs and subs), and 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, and 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. This week you’ll be able to buy tasty Spicy Chicken Wings.

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 West Ham and Wolves.


SOUTHAMPTON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 30: Southampton fans during the Premier League match between Southampton FC and Chelsea FC at Friends Provident St. Mary's Stadium on August 30, 2022 in Southampton, England. (Photo by Matt Watson/Southampton FC via Getty Images)

MASCOTS
Sammy and Mary are taking care of their wellbeing and will no longer be stationary.

They’ll be roaming the footprint from 1pm, meeting fans and posing for photographs.

SAINTS BRASS AND CARIBBEAN STEEL BAND
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.

Caribbean Steel Band will also be performing pre-match, and can be found near the Saints Store!

FANZONE
Come and join us from 12pm to soak up the atmosphere, catch the early kick-off (Fulham vs Chelsea) and a new interactive Kick-About experience.

ACADEMY ZONE
Put your skills to the test in our Academy Zone, located outside the Gasworks in the Kingsland stand, including Football Darts, Football pool, and a Fast Feet challenge!

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 will be open throughout the day from 9.30am. Please visit should you have any enquiries on this match or on season tickets.

On match day, Ticket Office 1 is for enquiries, and Ticket Office is 2 is for Match Ticket or Season Ticket collection.

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

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.

REUSABLE CUPS
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.

WATER REFILL STATIONS IN KINGSLAND AND FAMILY STAND
In line with our Halo effect initiative, we now have water refill stations in the Kingsland and Family stand.

If these prove successful, we’ll look to continue to roll our across other concourses. Small soft plastic refillable bottles will be permitted into the stadium in this area.

HALF-TIME

SAINTS BRASS X WILD FRONT
During Halftime keep an eye out for a special collaborative performance between Saints Brass and local Southampton indie legends, Wild Front.

The show will include a mix of classic Saints songs as well as Wild Front songs in an exclusive show for fans in attendance.

BLACK HISTORY MONTH
This fixture marks the start of Black History Month, which runs until the 31st October. To celebrate this important month, Southampton Football Club spoke to some of its staff as well as Saints Men’s First Team player Ibrahima Diallo and Women’s First Team player Lexi Lloyd-Smith to find out what black history month means to them, why it’s important, and what successes and challenges they have faced getting to where they are today.

This year’s theme for Black History Month is Time for Change: Action Not Words, so we also asked staff and players what they would want the future to look like for the black community. A video containing these interviews will be played in the stadium pre-match.

In Saturday’s programme, you’ll also find some information with tips on how to be an ally to the black community.

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