Away guide | Birmingham City
Swansea City travel to St. Andrew’s on Tuesday to face Birmingham City in the rearranged Sky Bet Championship fixture.
The Jack Army will be travelling in numbers to the west Midlands to support the Swans and the information below should help plan your trip.
BIRMINGHAM CITY v SWANSEA CITY
Date: Tuesday, November 8 (7.45pm)
Address: St. Andrew’s Stadium, Birmingham, B9 4RL
Distance from the Swansea.com Stadium: 135mi
Tickets purchased for the original fixture (initially due to be played on September 10) remain valid for Tuesday’s match.
Supporters who do not yet have tickets can purchase them via the link below.
Tickets for the match will come off sale at the ticket office at 5pm on Monday, November 7. However, supporters will also be able to collect pre-paid tickets until 11am on November 8.
If tickets are not collected before the above time, then they will go to Birmingham City, where the tickets can be collected from the away ticket collection point at the away turnstiles.
Please note, if you can no longer attend the fixture and require a refund, please email firstname.lastname@example.org along with your booking reference or account details before 5pm on November 7 to claim a refund. The will be unable to facilitate refunds after this stage.
Away supporters are housed in the lower tier of the Gil Merrick Stand. The Gil Merrick Stand is behind the goal, 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
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.
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
Bordesley train station - the closest to the stadium - is currently closed for repair works so trains will not be stopping here.
Transport for west Midlands have recommended supporters use Birmingham Moor Street instead and then walk or use the bus.
Moor Street and Birmingham New Street serve the city centre, which is approximately two miles from the stadium.
A taxi from the city centre to the stadium costs around £6 to £9.
Supporters travelling by train are advised to plan journeys in advance and check train timetables and updates.
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 travel for this match has now sold out.
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.