Matchday Information: Saints vs Man City

By SFC Media time Fri 18 Mar Saints vs Man City

Saints are looking to book their place at Wembley in Sunday’s Emirates FA Cup quarter-final, kick-off at 3pm – get ready for some cup action at St Mary’s with plenty happening around the ground ahead of the game.

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.

Following Sunday’s game, supporters are advised that Britannia Road will be closed to allow the dispersal of away supporters – don’t forget that extra time and penalties may be required if the teams are drawing after 90 minutes!

Matchday Information

COVID-19 GUIDANCE

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 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

Matchday Information

MASCOT ZONE

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

Saints Brass bringing the noise ahead of the Emirates FA Cup action, playing family favourites before the game - don’t miss their pre-match rendition of Oh When The Saints.

FANZONE

The Fanzone is back open for Sunday’s game, from 12pm ahead of kick-off and then again after the fame – 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 Crystal Palace and Everton, with loads of great food and drink options available, including loaded fries!

ACADEMY ZONE

Put your skills to the test in our Academy Zone, located outside the Gasworks in the Kingsland stand, featuring table football, the Speed Cage and the Panna Cage – all completely free.

SAINTS STORE

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.

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.

Matchday Information

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!

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.

Matchday Information

Please be aware that half-time entertainment is currently restricted by the requirement to maintain a Red Zone to keep players safe.

FOREVER SAINT

Former Saints stalwart John Sydenham is the latest recipient of the Forever Saint award, in recognition of his service for the club after appearing over 400 times between 1956 and 1970, with his family and club historian Duncan Holley.

T-SHIRT CANON

Get your hands on some free Saints merchandise with t-shirts being fired into the crowd in the Chapel and Kingsland Stands at half-time!

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