Owner: Birmingham City St Andrews | Built in
Address: St. Andrew’s Stadium, Birmingham, B9 4RL
Main number: 0844 557 1875
Ticket office: 0844 557 1875 (option 2)
St Andrews has been home to Birmingham City since 1906 and after major refurbishment in the 1990’s it is now a 30,000 seater stadium and in 2009 a large video screen was put up to help enjoy the experience.
Prices are separated into different grades depending on the importance of the match so check the prices to avoid a nasty surprise. The most expensive seats are in the red areas, in the centre of the Garrison Lane and Kop stand. Adult seats for grade A games cost £32, with prices sliding to £20 for Grade D matches. Concession tickets are available for over 65’s and students, ranging from £20 to £14 and junior tickets are available for between £5 and £13. Tickets for the Garrison Land Stand Block D and Kop Corners (coloured orange) range from £18-£30 for adults, with concession tickets costing £12-£18 and Under 18 seats again priced at £5-£13.
For a seat behind the goal in the Tilton Road stand and Lower Gil Merrick, prices are the same as the orange sectors while the Upper Gil Merrick ranges from £16- £27 for adults and £10- £16 for concessions.
If you’re thinking of taking the family, a ‘4 UP’ ticket for two adults and two juniors in the family stand is available from £70 for the big games and just £40 for Grade D matches.
Contact the ticket office on: 0844 557 1875.
GETTING TO St Andrews
The nearest station to the ground is Bordesley, about ten minutes walk from St Andrews, with trains going there from Birmingham Moor Street and Snow Hill but trains do not often visit the station and don’t show up on national timetables, so check the London Midland website. A better bet is to go to New Street Station. From there you can get a taxi to the ground for around £6 or take the 20-25 minute walk. From the station, go through the glass doors and walk to the end of Station Service Road. Turn right and follow the purple signs for Digbeth Coach Station. Go down the flight of stairs to the left of the shopping centre and continue along the road with the church on your left. Follow the road around to the right before taking the left turn up to the dual carriageway. Turn right along the carriageway and cross the road to the same side as the Crown pub. At the fork in the road, bear left, passing the Clements Arms and continue to down the road, crossing the roundabout and after a short walk the ground will be on your left.
Type into the Sat Nav: St. Andrew’s Stadium, Birmingham, B9 4RL.
There’s a small car park outside the away end but it is also used by away coaches so all the space is taken up for the top games. Street parking is available just off the Inner Ring Road and behind the BP garage near the ground but this is taken up quickly. Some local schools and firms offer parking facilities on matchdays for £5.
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Where to drink
The Brighton pub on Coventry Road allows fans from both sides and is the closest place to the ground. Alternatively, visit the Cricketers Arms, also just a short walk away. Walk from the ground towards Morrisons and through the car park onto Little Green Lane, the pub is 30 seconds away on the left. If you are coming in from the City Centre, try the Anchor Pub on Bradford Street which is renowned for its real ales.
Where to Eat
Food is served inside the ground but for an easy and affordable meal visit the McDonald’s only a few minutes away.
Where to Stay
The Ramada Birmingham City Centre is about a mile and a half from St Andrew’s and equipped with wi-fi, satellite TV and a bar for a spot of post-match relaxation. Or try the nearby Thistle Birmingham City that is renowned for comfort, cleanliness and good service, with NCP parking next door.
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