Exeter City Supporters’ Trust will again be running guided tours of the Park this season. These will take place over various Saturday mornings over the season, coinciding with home games.
Is it worth signing up for a tour. Definitely! Whilst we think we know the ground, there are still bit of the ground that you don’t normally get to see, and of course you get to see it empty. The chance to sit on the benches in the changing room that was had George Best or Bobby Charlton shouldn’t be passed up.
Discussing the history of the ground with other Grecians should also not be passed up. It’s also a good opportunity to see what the issues are for the redevelopment of the away end and the Old Grandstand and why they are so needed. From the awful away end toilets to the small changing rooms you get to see it all.
Tours take about 90 minutes, and will start at 10:45. You can now book your place on a ground tour for the first 6 matches of the season:-
- 18th August vs. Morecambe
- 15th September vs. York
- 29th September vs. Bristol Rovers
- 20th October vs. Chesterfield
- 10th November vs. Fleetwood
- 24th November vs. Rotherham
The how to get booked on bit:
All you have to do to book a tour is send an email to[email protected] with the words “stadium tour” in the subject line. In your mail please state the date you would like to come, the number in your party (normal maximum is 12), and your mobile number, if you have one. If you don’t use email, you can ring the Reception desk at the club (01392-411243) and leave the same details.
Is it worthwhile?
The tour I went on was on a Friday afternoon (they’re not available this season). Just the 3 of us. We were led around by a Trustee called Andy, who knew his stuff. We got to see the hospitality areas, the boardroom, the TV gantry, the away toilets, the changing rooms, the Executive 100 bar, the Red Army family room. Plus we were allowed to take loads of pictures! It was also good to be able to share the history of our beloved club. You should also get to see the home changing room ready for match day, with the players shirts hung up on the pegs.