Away guide | Birmingham City

7th September 2022
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St Andrew's fans arriving

Swansea City travel to St. Andrew’s this weekend to face Birmingham City in the Sky Bet Championship.

More than 1,500 members of the Jack Army will be travelling to the west Midlands to support the Swans and the information below should help plan the trip.

 

BIRMINGHAM CITY v SWANSEA CITY

Date: Saturday, September 10 (3pm)

Address: St. Andrew’s Stadium, Birmingham, B9 4RL

Distance from the Swansea.com Stadium: 135mi

 

TICKETS

Due to planned industrial action by Royal Mail on Thursday and Friday, it is no longer possible to post tickets to supporters ahead of the weekend’s trip.

Supporters are encouraged to collect tickets from the Swansea.com Stadium ticket office between 9am and 5pm, Thursday and Friday.

More details can be found here.

 

SEAT ALLOCATION

After selling out the initial allocation of 1,500, a second and final allocation of tickets for the away fixture has been made available.

Away supporters are housed in the lower tier of the Gil Merrick Stand. The Gil Merrick Stand is behind the goals, and away fans are positioned at one end of the stand. Usually, home fans are located at the opposite end of the stand.

This stand, along with two others, are fairly modern, while the main stand is a little older, opening in 1952, and is the smallest of the four stadium sides.

The facilities and view from the away end are fairly good and a wide range of food and drinks are served in the concourses.

 

TRAVELLING BY CAR

Road closures

Coventry Road – the main road leading to the ground – closes one hour before kick-off and for one hour after kick-off.

Finding the stadium

St Andrew’s is just a mile and a half from Birmingham city centre and is therefore well sign-posted and easily accessible from the city, as well as major road routes and motorways.

The postcode for the stadium is B9 4RL but they warn that there is no parking at the stadium.

Parking

Street parking is available close by, off the left hand side of the ring road. Places near the BP Garage are popular. Supporters should pay attention to signs and information displaying any parking restrictions.

Local schools and business offer parking facilities near the stadium, and these will usually display their prices clearly from the road. Most of these businesses charge around £5.

 

TRAVELLING BY TRAIN

Birmingham City have identified Bordesley train station as being the closest to the stadium. It takes approximately 10 minutes to walk. Trains into this station only run on matchdays, so pay close attention to times both outbound and inbound for your journey.

The Second City’s main train stations are Birmingham New Street, Birmingham Snow Hill and Birmingham Moor Street. These serve the city centre which is approximately 2 miles from the stadium.

A taxi from the city centre to the stadium costs around £6 - £9.

 

TRAVELLING BY BUS

A number of buses stop outside or near to the ground. For more information, or to plan your journey by bus, click here.

 

SUPPORTER COACHES

There are still spaces available on the supporter coaches. Spaces are priced at £32 per person and the coach departs from the Swansea.com Stadium at 9am.

Supporters travelling on the coaches are reminded that there is a zero-tolerance policy to anti-social behaviour and any instances of this on the coaches will result in the coach being turned around and returned to the Swansea.com Stadium. We would like all supporters to be mindful that this will affect all other supporters on the coach and that the below will not be tolerated:

•          Discriminatory language, songs and chants

•          Verbal or physical violence

•          Use of pyrotechnics

•          Drug taking

•          Alcohol consumed on coaches

 

NEARBY PUBS

There are very few pubs near the ground, and those that are in close proximity do not generally permit away fans.

Some away supporters recommend the Cricketers Arms – which allows both home and away supporters in a friendly atmosphere – however, generally it is recommended that supporters head to the city centre before the game.

Taxis from the city centre are approximately £6 - £9. There are also regular busses. For more information, or to plan your journey by bus, click here.

 

Information can be found on the Birmingham City website by clicking here.

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