Rubén Sellés takes charge of his first FA Cup match as Saints boss, when we welcome League Two, Grimsby Town to St Mary’s Stadium on Wednesday 1st March. The fifth round tie kicks off at 7:15pm (GMT).
We advise you 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. There’s plenty of food, drinks and entertainment to help you get ready for kick off.
Tickets are still available for the game and can be purchased online – if you buy ahead of matchday, it’s cheaper too:
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-5pm on matchday (02381 780 780).
You can use e-tickets to access the stadium, which can either be printed or scanned via your mobile phone. We’d advise you 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 - 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. If you’re cycling to the game, please don’t leave bags with bikes, to avoid security risks or thefts.
The south side of Southampton Central Train Station (West Quay side) is undergoing work on a multimillion pound upgrade for the next 5 months – pedestrian access is being maintained, as well as access to both the upside and downside carparks.
However, if you want to use the drop off/pick up areas, buses and taxis, you’ll need to go to the north side (Mayflower side).
MATCHDAY ENTERTAINMENT AT ST MARY’S
A variety of food options will be available ahead of the match outside the stadium, next to the Kingsland Stand, including bacon double cheeseburgers, 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: A Mexican inspired menu of grilled chicken burrito bowls served with avocado, pico de gallo and corn tortilla chips, or try our veggie chilli, avocado and spring onion rice.
The 8 Bells: Grab a pie and a pint before making your way into the concourse.
FAN BARS AND THE GASWORKS
From 5:15pm 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 5:15pm until kick-off, with no membership required.
The bar will be hosting a special guest for half an hour ahead of the game from 6pm.Ticket holders can join us for a live Q&A with Saints’ 1976 FA Cup winning goalkeeper, Ian Turner. Make sure to arrive early as there’s limited capacity!
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 soak up the atmosphere until around 10:20pm.
Join us outside the front of the stadium at 5:50pm to welcome the players off the team bus for Rubén Sellés’ first home game in charge.
Sammy and Mary will be roaming the footprint from 5:15pm, meeting fans and posing for photographs.
Saints Brass are bringing the party atmosphere from 5:45pm outside the ground. They’ll then join us pitch-side for a pre-match rendition of 'Oh When The Saints'.
Join us in The Fanzone from 5:15pm for some pre-match pizza and drinks and get game ready with the shot-stopper and fast-feet footie challenges.
Located outside the Kingsland stand, from 5:15pm you’ll find children’s inflatable activities, the active play zone and try out the JWP scanning challenge.
At half time, hear an interview with Saints legend Ian Turner, who was the man between the sticks as we won the FA Cup in 1976.
Programmes are available to purchase for £3.50 from cashless stalls outside the stadium.
Get kitted out for the second half of the season with the full range of merchandise available to buy at the Saints Store, opening until kick-off, and again after the final whistle.
Remember that all Season Ticket holders get 10% off merchandise from the Saints Store!
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
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!
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.
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.
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.