The Club have commenced with the building of a new 1,600 capacity stand, which is replacing the former old Grandstand that had stood since 1926. Although fairly standard looking, it is going to be much larger than the present Grandstand and will afford better spectator facilities and better views of the playing action as it is supporting pillar free.
Like its predecessor though it will not run the full length of the pitch, due to the very close proximity of a railway line, running behind this side of the ground.
I personally have enjoyed my visits to St James’ Park, with no problems experienced.
There is a Social Club at the ground itself, which allows in away supporters.
It runs down one side of the pitch and has the team dugouts located out front.
Due to the redevelopment works taking place at St James' Park, away fans are allocated just one section of seats (Block M), with means that just 350 tickets are made available to visiting supporters.
It is expected that the new Grandstand will open by October 2018.
The artists' impression below of the new stand is provided courtesy of the official Exeter City FC website, where more information and images of the progress works can be found.
There is street parking, but quite a way from the ground as there is a local residents scheme in operation.
There is also the option of renting a private driveway near St James' Park via Your Parking uk.
Whilst Mick Hubbard adds; ' We walked on from the city centre towards the ground and, instead of following Old Tiverton Road which leads to the ground, we forked right, up Blackboy Road and stopped at the Bowling Green pub, which is about a quarter of a mile from the ground. proper ale), comfortable and quite airy, very friendly (locals were hospitable and fans of both clubs mixed amicably) and a separate pool table for those so inclined. If anyone can confirm whether alcohol is made available to away fans sitting in the Main Stand seats, then please email me at: [email protected]