Southampton F.C. Women – St Mary’s Stadium

St Mary’s stadium, home to the Southampton F.C Women’s and Men’s teams, is a popular football ground capable of hosting just under 33,000 people.

This stadium began being constructed in 1999, and was fully built just two years later in 2001 at the total cost of around £32 million.

Since it’s been built, St Mary’s has been the home to many fantastic football matches over the years, and with the growth of the women’s game in recent years, it’s held some simply breathtaking games for the Women’s team.

How to Get to the St Mary’s Stadium

Here’s how to get to St Mary’s Stadium by each mode of transport:

St Mary’s Stadium By Road

St. Mary’s Stadium is situated in Britannia Road, Southampton SO14 5FP.

Drivers should exit the M3 at junction 14, joining the A33 towards Southampton. Proceed to follow the A33 as far as its junction with the A3024, turning left towards Northam. Turn right onto Britannia Road (B3038) where the stadium is located.

St Mary’s Stadium By Train

Southampton Central station is only around 1½ miles and a 30-minute walk from St. Mary’s Stadium, so visitors can choose to walk to the ground, or if you’re in a rush, there should be plenty of taxis outside.

St. Mary’s Stadium By Air

The nearest airport is Southampton, around 3½ miles of the ground, with consistent rail connections to Southampton Central station.

St. Mary’s Stadium By Taxi

There are many different taxi companies in Southampton that can take you to and from St Marys stadium. You can always prebook a private hire taxi, or hail a black cab on any highway.

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Where to Park At St Mary’s Stadium?

There’s not great parking options available at the ground, and restrictions operate around it on match days. As a result, many visiting fans use car parks in the city centre. However, traffic after a match can get very bad, leading to lengthy delays in getting away.

Here are all of the best options if you’re considering parking near St Mary’s Stadium:

  1. Bedford Place multi-storey car park – SO15 2QW
  2. Grosvenor Square multi-storey car park – SO15 2GR
  3. West Park Road multi-storey car park – SO15 1AP
  4. Marlands multi-storey car park – SO15 1BA
  5. Eastgate multi-storey car park – SO14 3HH

Many fans also reccomend parking in the marina area known as “Ocean Village.” This can be found by driving along the coast on the A3024 and M271/M27, and is just a 10-minute walk for the ground. Parking is plentiful and there is a pub on the complex along with several food outlets.

Away Friendly Pubs Near St Mary’s Stadium

There are some pubs around the ground, but not a massive amount of choice.

Hotels Near the St Mary’s Stadium

The Jurys Inn is one of the most popular hotels near St Mary’s, situated in the city centre.

Opening in 2005, this hotel offers comfortable rooms, modern decor and brilliant value for money, perfect for anyone staying in Southampton to watch the football!

Additionally, another option you have is The Holiday Inn in Southampton, which is another superb option.

With Holiday Inns scattered across the country, this chain is reliable and affordable, offering excellent amenities for those that stay.

What Have Other Away Fans Said About Their Trip to St Mary’s Stadium?

Most that attend St Mary’s have a great experience, citing the brilliant view in the away section as being a big benefit for those visiting.

Despite this, some families that have attended over the years have described the atmosphere as being quite loud and intimidating, but this more than often a result of passionate football fans as opposed to anything more sinister.

Overall, those that visit St Mary’s Stadium tend to have a very positive experience.

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Which is the away end at the St Mary’s Stadium?

Away fans visiting St Mary’s Stadium are housed in the Northam Stand, which is located behind the goal.

What is the St Mary’s Stadium away end capacity?

St Mary’s Stadium can fit up to 3,200 away fans in the the Northam Stand.

St Mary’s Stadium Key Facts

Here are some of the key facts related to St Mary’s Stadium:

  • Opened in 2001
  • Average attendance: 30,138
  • Record attendance: 32,363
  • Former name: The Friends Provident St Mary’s Stadium
  • First fixture: Southampton v RCD Espanyol

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