Southampton vs Stoke City
Saturday 21st November 2015 | Kick Off 3.00pm
St. Mary's Stadium
ST. MARY'S Stadium, which became Southampton's home in 2001 when they moved from the Dell, has a capacity of 32,689 and is the largest football stadium in the south of England, outside of London.
The stadium is a complete bowl, with all stands of equal height. There are two large screens at either end that can be seen from any seat.
The stadium's four stands are named after the areas of Southampton they face. The main (east) stand is the Itchen Stand, and faces the River Itchen. The opposite stand is called the Kingsland Stand. Behind the south goal is the Chapel Stand, and to the north is the Northam Stand.
Away fans are allocated seats in the Northam Stand.
From the Britannia Stadium, take the M6 southbound via the A50 and A500.
Either join the M6 Toll at Junction 11 or continue along the M6 until both meet again at the M42.
Continue south on the M42 and join the M40 at Junction 3A.
At Junction 9 of the M40, exit to join the A34, signposted Oxford and Newbury.
Join the M3 where it meets at Junction 9 and continue south until Junction 14, where you keep left and continue onto the A33 (Bassett Avenue).
Continue past Southampton Common as Bassett Avenue becomes The Avenue to Asylum Green, continuing then onto Dorset Street.
At the roundabout encompassing the Jurys Inn hotel, take the second exit onto St. Andrews Road and pass Southampton Solent University on the right hand side.
Continue at the traffic lights onto Northam Road (A3024) and head over the railway bridge.
At the next set of traffic lights, with the Gas holder on the right hand side, turn right onto Britannia Road where the the stadium is on the right hand side.
Southampton FC advise travelling supporters to use local City Council car parks on a matchday as parking restrictions operate in the surrounding areas of the stadium.
They recommend the following multi-storey car parks; Bedford Place (SO15 2QW), Grosvenor Square (SO15 2GR), West Park Road (SO15 1AP), Marlands (SO15 1BA) and Eastgate (SO14 3HH).
Coaches and minibuses, however, can park for free on Britannia Road by the stadium (SO14 5FP).
They recommend supporters get to Britannia Road via Marine Place, which can be reached by taking a right at the traffic lights on St. Andrews Road, just past Southampton Solent University, onto St. Mary's Place.
Follow this road until it joins a one way system, heading around the bend to the right and then taking a left onto Central Bridge (A3025), where Marine Place is the second left.
183 miles from the Britannia Stadium - 2 hours 52 minutes
Direct services are available to Southampton Central Station from Stoke-on-Trent Station and take around three and a half hours.
Otherwise, it is recommended to travel via London Euston, taking the underground to London Waterloo where regular trains run to Southampton.
St. Mary's is a signposted 20-minute walk away, whilst the 8A and 18 bus services also operate services from Bus Stop SA.
BBC Radio Solent broadcast on 96.1FM and 1359AM.