Matchday Information: Saints vs Leeds

By SFC Media time Fri 12 Aug Saints vs Leeds

Saints welcome Jesse Marsch’s Leeds to St Mary’s on Saturday afternoon (3pm BST). Find out what’s happening around the ground ahead of the game.

Plan out your perfect matchday with lots of fun family activities - get the full details of what’s happening here.

Due to the ongoing heatwave, we are expecting a hot afternoon at St Mary’s. Water will be available at the kiosks inside the concourses, and one kiosk per concourse will remain open until the end of the game for soft drinks only. Standard plastic water bottles (lids will be removed upon entry) and sun cream will be permitted into the stadium to maintain supporter safety. We also suggest bringing a sun cap.

Fans are advised to arrive to the ground early to give ample time to collect tickets, getting through security checks, turnstiles and make their way to their seat ahead of kick off.
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.

MATCHDAY 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.

AROUND THE GROUND

NEW CATERING OPTIONS
Following fan feedback, we are delighted to be bringing you even more catering choice on matchdays in 2022/23. This season we are working closely with our new partners Feast It to introduce an ever-rotating squad of new locally sourced pop-up food venues serving everything from loaded mac ‘n’ cheese to authentic South East Asian street food and more. You’ll find the pop-ups on the corner of the Northam & Kingsland Stand and on the corner of Chapel & Kingsland on matchdays.

This week, Spice Shack (Indian Street Food), Sen Noods (South East Asian Street Food), and Evie’s Mac & Cheese will be located around St Mary’s!

NEW FAN BARS AND GASWORKS
You’ll be able to soak up the matchday atmosphere from three new fan bars outside St Mary’s. You’ll find them located on the corner by the bridge, outside The Gasworks and at the corner of Chapel & Kingsland.

Throughout the season, The Gasworks will also be open to all on a first-come-first-served basis from 3 hours before kick-off – with no membership required. The recently renovated and extended outdoor seating area makes the perfect place to enjoy a pre-match pint or cocktail and if you’re watching the game from the Kingsland stand you’ll also be able to access The Gasworks at half time.

In addition, we’re also opening up this popular sports bar post-match so that you can head there after the final whistle to watch the late game, which this Saturday is Brentford vs Manchester United.

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 are bringing the party atmosphere and providing your matchday soundtrack, playing family favourites ahead of the game - don’t miss their pre-match rendition of Oh When The Saints.

FANZONE
A popular place to enjoy the pre-match buzz, we’re going even further to make our Fanzone even more entertaining for 2022/23. Come and join us up to 3 hours before kick-off to take in the early match on the big screen, music and a new interactive Kick-About experience. Our famous Fanzone loaded fries are also back for the new season by popular demand.

ACADEMY ZONE
Put your skills to the test in our Academy Zone, located outside the Gasworks in the Kingsland stand, featuring free active play zone, a James Ward-Prowse scanning challenge, and inflatables!

SAINTS STORE
Get kitted out for 22/23 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.

TICKET OFFICE
The ticket office will be open throughout the day from 9.30am. Please visit should you have any enquiries on this match or on season tickets.

On match day, Ticket Office 1 is for enquiries, and Ticket Office is 2 is for Match Ticket or Season Ticket collection.

IN THE CONCOURSE

HUMMEL RETAIL BOOTHS
You can now pick up our new kits 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.

FOOD AND DRINK
Due to the ongoing heatwave, we are expecting a hot afternoon at St Mary’s. Water will be available at the kiosks inside the concourses, and one kiosk per concourse will remain open until the end of the game for soft drinks only. Standard plastic water bottles (lids will be removed upon entry) and sun cream will be permitted into the stadium to maintain supporter safety. We also suggest bringing a sun cap.

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.


HALF TIME
Half Time interview – Women’s Team

Kenzie Benali will be catching up with players from Saints Women as they continue preparations for their debut season in the Barclays Women’s Championship!

The return of the Half Time Relay

Steve Forbes will be pitchside to welcome back the infamous Half Time Relay!

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