First Time at Sandy Park

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Welcome to Sandy Park - the home of Exeter Chiefs!

This guide has been designed to help first time fans & away supporters get the most out of their visit to Sandy Park and provides all the relevant information required to ensure a great day out - including directions to the ground, match day parking, stadium facilities and much more! Whilst we have endeavoured to answer all the questions you may have prior to your visit, should you have any further queries please contact our Ticketing Team using [email protected]

We look forward to welcoming you at Sandy Park and hope you have both an enjoyable & memorable experience!

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Sandy Park Stadium (EX2 7NN) is conveniently located just off Junction 30 of the M5, meaning travel to us from Devon and beyond is extremely straightforward.

There is no on-site car parking for supporters at Sandy Park on match days, so we have worked very hard to produce a transport strategy which enables supporters, both home and away, to gain easy access to the stadium.

Off-site, match day parking, along with a FREE shuttle bus service is available at Exeter Business Park, Grenadier Road, Exeter (EX1 3UT). Guarantee your space by booking online before the game for £10 per vehicle, or limited spaces may be available on match day (£13 per vehicle).

All car parks will be signposted clearly from Junctions 29 & 30 on the M5.

There are limited spaces for motorcyclists at Sandy Park on a match day, however this is on a first come, first served basis.

We also facilitate a drop-off service onsite prior to kick off, however any pick-ups are restricted to ONE HOUR after the final whistle. Please be aware that any pick-up arranged, private or taxi, will be turned away during this hour to allow safe pedestrian egress.

CLICK HERE TO BOOK YOUR MATCH DAY PARKING

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TRAVELLING BY TRAIN

The Exeter to Exmouth railway line runs right past the stadium with a regular service on match days. 

Using the bridge over the A379, Digby & Sowton Station is less than 10 minutes’ walk from Sandy Park, while Newcourt Station is also an option for travelling fans and is also less than a 15-minute walk from the stadium.

Great Western Rail have set up a number of match day special trains and anyone wishing to find out more should visit their website

In addition, you can use their text feature which shows up-to-date train departures from their stations. If you text DIG or EXD (for Digby and St Davids respectively) to 84950 you will get an answer showing the next five or six departures with their expected times. Supporters can also call 08457 484950 to get an update on train times.

TRAVELLING BY BUS

There are three match day specials which operate three hours before kick-off and for three hours after the final whistle.

The No. 77, which is run by Dartline Coaches, starts at Victory Hall in Exminster before it continues on to Reddaway Drive, Chantry Meadow in Alphington, Cowick Lane, Cowick Street (First & Last), Fore Street (BHS), Topsham Road (County Hall) and onto Sandy Park. Buses run every 20 minutes. The full schedule can be found here.

The No. 78, also run by Dartline coaches, starts at Streatham Rise and picks up at the following destinations en route to Sandy Park: Devonshire Place (Queen Vic), Beacon heath shops, Harrington Drive, Parkers Cross Lane, Langaton Gardens and Pinhoe Station before arriving at Sandy Park. Buses run every 30 minutes. The full schedule can be found here.

The C Bus, which is run by Stagecoach, starts at Exeter St Davids Station and picks up at Longbrook street (Stand Off), Cheeke Street, Heavitree (Co-Op) to Sandy Park and runs up to every 20 minutes. Fares for this service are £2 per Single. Return tickets are not available for this service. For more information on the C Bus Service, click here.

Stagecoach also offer an Exeter Dayrider ticket for just £5. This gives unlimited travel on all of their Exeter city buses, including the C Bus Service, so supporters can make the most of being in Exeter both before and after the match. A group Exeter Dayrider is available for £10 and gives up to 5 people a day unlimited travel in the Exeter Zone.

If you are travelling from outside of Exeter, Stagecoach operates regular services from a variety of locations – including Teignmouth, Dawlish, Exmouth, Topsham and Crediton – all of which terminate at the bus station where you can easily connect onto the C service. An Adult Explorer ticket gives unlimited travel on all Stagecoach buses. Child, family and OAP Explorer tickets are also available.

TRAVELLING BY TAXI

Apple Taxi's Exeter are both proud to serve the people of Exeter and to be the Preferred Taxi Provider of the Exeter Chiefs.

To book, call 01392 666666 or download the Booking App from Google Play for Android or the App Store for iOS. You can also email using [email protected].

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SANDY PARK HOTEL

Our onsite Sandy Park Hotel offers travelling supporters the perfect opportunity to stay on the doorstep. The four-star facility boasts an impressive glazed bridge link to Sandy Park, creating an unrivaled connection with the stadium.

The four-star facility features a fully-kitted exercise center as well as a breathtaking top-floor cocktail bar, with panoramic views across the Exe Estuary and beyond.

What's more, the hotel offers rugby fans the ultimate Exeter Chiefs Home Package. This is your opportunity to experience an overnight stay, inclusive parking, and two premium or standing seats to watch the Chiefs play at Sandy Park, just a stone's throw away from the hotel.

To book now, or simply to find out more, please check out the hotel's website here. Alternatively, you can call +44 1392-890999 to speak to a member of staff.

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ACCESSIBILITY AT SANDY PARK

Exeter Rugby is committed to providing an inclusive and enjoyable experience at Sandy Park, accommodating spectators with any form of disability. Sandy Park offers wheelchair positions, carer seating, easy access seating, toilet provisions, Accessibility Stewards, and more to enhance your visit.

To find out about all of our accessibility options, please head over to our designated Accessibility at Sandy Park page.

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YOUR SAFETY IS OUR CONCERN

Paramount to our match day experience is the safety of all supporters who attend fixtures at Sandy Park. The expertise and experience of safety stewards, SIA-qualified security, doctors, paramedics and members of the St John Ambulance Service are important ingredients in the safety management plan of the stadium. This plan is further enhanced by 24-hour recorded CCTV across the full site and close information sharing agreements with the Police.

However, the successful implementation of this plan depends to a very large extent on the co-operation of you, the spectator and all other stadium users.

Please contact a steward of ours if you have any worries over a matter of safety, any concerns about the behaviour of other spectators or if you need help with ticketing or with finding your way around the stadium. Our fully-trained stewards hold formal qualifications not only in spectator safety, but also in first aid and lifesaving and are in constant contact with the stadium control room.

In the transport strategy agreed with the local authorities, it is essential that there is an even spread of supporters arriving and leaving the stadium. The Chiefs have arranged a range of entertainment to encourage supporters to arrive early and also leave later. Details will often be made available in advance of a fixture via the match day info section of our website.


NO SMOKING

Please note that Sandy Park is a smoke-free zone stadium, including in all bars, but there is an area designated for smokers outside the South East Turnstiles.

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