The Grecians make the short journey up the M5, and much has changed since their last visit to BS24 this time last July.
City are now a League One club after finishing second in League Two and gaining automatic promotion, alongside fellow West Country clubs Forest Green and Bristol Rovers.
In that game a year ago, Weston won 2-1 thanks to Dayle Grubb’s penalty and a Lucas Vowles header.
Exeter are likely to include former Weston loanee Matt Jay in their squad for this fixture, as both clubs will be keen to use this game to build fitness and momentum ahead of their vital league campaigns for the 2022/23 season.
Other players expected to play some part; who have featured for both The Seagulls and The Grecians; will be Jacob Jagger Cane, Archie Collins, Sonny Cox, Jason Pope and our new permanent signing James Dodd. Ex City striker Reuben Reid could well pull on the white shirt of Weston for the first time to add to this list.
While this is Weston’s first fixture of pre-season, The Grecians already have one friendly under their belt after Friday’s 2-1 defeat at fellow Devon side, Tiverton Town. Jevani Brown scored a very late consolation for Exeter as Tom Purrington and Joe O’Loughlin netted for The Yellows.
KEY MATCHDAY INFORMATION
Adult – £9.00
Concession – £6.00
Under 16 – £2.50
Family – £17.00
We will be operating two turnstiles at our main turnstile block next to the club shop.
Turnstile 1 will operate on a card only basis. Turnstile 2 will operate on a cash only basis.
Both turnstiles will be able to accept pre-bought tickets, you will need to provide your relevant code/email to the turnstile attendant.
WESTON-SUPER-MARE AFC WALKING FOOTBALL & ACADEMY MEMBERS
Please note the entrance for walking football & academy members is now via the main turnstiles.
Those eligible members will be admitted entrance as per your team agreement.
Academy parents, you will need to be with the academy member at the time of entering.
* Please note for pre-season games you will be required to pay full price.
WESTON-SUPER-MARE AFC SEASON TICKET HOLDERS
Your entrance for pre-season games will be via the main turnstiles.
* Please note for pre-season games, you will be required to pay full price, unless you have pre-bought your tickets online ahead of the game using your season ticket holders discount code.
Our supporter’s car park charges £2.00 to park on a match day.
Unfortunately, we are unable to accept card payment for this. Please ensure you have £2.00 available to pay on arrival.
For season ticket holders, early arrival is recommended. Your car park will still be for your use, when full you will be given free parking in the supporter’s car park where possible. Please ensure you have your season ticket car park pass ready for inspection.
FACILITIES WITHIN GROUND
Please note our Sportsman bar will close 90 minutes prior to kick-off, at which time the turnstiles will be open, and access can be made into the ground. Our somerset suite bar, supporter’s kitchen and inside ground joe’s bar will all be open.
Card payment can be made at all three locations.
At busy times, such as half time, we will be placing stewards in these locations to assist supporters queueing.
SUPPORTER’S KITCHEN MENU & PRICES
|CURRY SAUCE & CHIPS||£3.00|
|TEA / COFFEE / BOVRIL||£1.50|
The club shop within the Optima Stadium will be open for all Weston-super-Mare AFC first team games.
PLAYER TUNNEL GATES
We may close these, for the players’ entry to the pitch and return from the pitch during their pre-match warm-up, there may be a slightly longer period before the game where these will have to remain closed.
We do apologise in advance for this. The stewards will open them as soon as it is deemed safe to do so.