Review Southampton

Don’t just take our word for it when it comes to the best ways to get there, where to park, where to stay, or which pub to go when you’re going to see your team play Southampton away. Find out what other away fans thought of their visit to St Mary’s Stadium in our away day reviews.

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Review by Wolves fan Y Southall

 

Why did you choose to go to this game and why were you looking forward to it?

Was in Poole with a friend and as we are wolves fans we thought we’d go to the game and it made our weekend catch up better.


How did you travel to the game and how easy was it?

We got the train and it was easy.


If you got the train, how easy did you find it to make your way to the stadium from the station?

Got a taxi , which was a bit pricey at £11 for 2 miles.


Which pubs did you go to before the game and what was the atmosphere like?

Had few pints at various bars in Southampton before game.


What did you think of the food and drink available inside the ground?

The beer was pretty decent and only £4.50 a pint, which is cheaper than my local in Cornwall.


What did you think of the away end and your view of the game?

Away end was decent and spacious. The view we had from Row NN was fantastic. The only bad point was getting in was very slow because of the random checks and the fact there was just one queue system for all turnstiles.


What was the atmosphere like during the match?

We were loud but the home fans didn’t make much noise until they went 2-0 up and as soon as we pulled one back they went quiet again and most had left early as we went on to win 3-2.


How easy did you find it to get away from the stadium after the game?

Took ages to get out the ground. It was like we had been locked in without being informed. I’d say it took 15 minutes at least.


How much did you spend in total on this away day? Was it good value for money?

£30 ticket, travel £85, beer and snacks £120 – always worth it to watch Wolves away.


Would you recommend this away day to other fans?

Yes, the home fans we met were great and helpful and had a laugh with us. If you haven’t been here yet, you must!

Review by Chelsea fan Owen Young

 

Why did you choose to go to this game and why were you looking forward to it?

I prefer going to away games to be with the true fans and not tourists. I love the atmosphere and people who enjoy to sing as much as I do.


How did you travel to the game and how easy was it?

I drove and it was very easy. Parked in main shopping car park.


Which pubs did you go to before the game and what was the atmosphere like?

Yates’, which was the designated away pub. Class atmosphere, loads of Chelsea songs and beer.


Where did you eat on your away day and was it good value?

KFC – shocking service.


What did you think of the away end and your view of the game?

Not too bad, decent view.


What was the atmosphere like during the match?

Class away support. Saints fans were very poor.


How friendly were the home fans out of 10?

8/10


How easy did you find it to get away from the stadium after the game?

I found it really easy to get away after the game, not much traffic congestion.


How much did you spend in total on this away day? Was it good value for money?

£26.50 ticket, £6 KFC, £15 petrol.


Would you recommend this away day to other fans?

Yes, definitely!

Review by Swansea fan Dean Thomas

 

Why did you choose to go to this game and why were you looking forward to it?

First game of the new season, and like all football fans I was full of optimism and looking forward to the start of a new campaign.


How did you travel to the game and how easy was it?

Travelled by car down to Southampton, which was a relatively straightforward trip and after leaving after 9.30am we arrived at St Mary’s shortly after 1pm.


If you drove, was it easy to find car parking and make your way to the stadium?

This was my second visit to Southampton so was quite familiar with the area around the ground and how limited parking is in the vicinity. A tip for away fans is to head towards the Marina area and park there. It’s roughly a 10 minute walk to the ground but you then avoid the traffic at end and was back on the motorway and away from ground in 20 minutes after game.


Which pubs did you go to before the game and what was the atmosphere like?

One or two pubs along the way to the ground from the marina but headed towards the ground to pick up some food and drink. The Prince of Wales Pub looked an ideal stop for those looking for a pre-match pint.


What did you think of the food and drink available inside the ground?

Standard football ground food inside, plenty of choice and prices as you come to expect now.


What did you think of the away end and your view of the game?

Swansea took up our allocation of 3,400 on the day and the away end offers a good view of the action situated behind the goal. Tv’s and bookmakers add to the pre-match entertainment in the concourse area.


What was the atmosphere like during the match?

Swans fans were in fine voice in the lead up to the game and continued throughout the game despite not having much to shout about. Some good friendly banter with Saints fans was enjoyed too.


How friendly were the home fans out of 10?

7/10


How easy did you find it to get away from the stadium after the game?

Excellent, with no segregation of supporters and most fans headed back to their buses and away from the ground. Congestion can be encountered if heading back to city centre.


How much did you spend in total on this away day? Was it good value for money?

Roughly 65 pound, which is good value.


Would you recommend this away day to other fans?

Southampton is highly recommended for an away trip. Stewarding and Policing low key but friendly which is rare to see as an away fan.


Is there anything else you think is worth mentioning to away fans?

St Mary’s is a welcoming away ground as any I have visited. There are a good mix of supporters around ground and a friendly atmosphere.

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