The Rugby Groud Guide



Stadium Name: Sandy Park Stadium

Stadium Address:

Sandy Park Way



 EX2 7NN


The Stadium

Sandy Park is located on the eastern edge of the city beside Junction 30 of the M5

The ground is dominated by the grandstand that sits along one side of the pitch and is flanked by two standing areas known as the North-West Terrace and the Watson Terrace.

Directly opposite the grandstand is the East Terrace, a small covered standing section, divided into two (North and South),

At one end of the pitch is the North Terrace which also offers covered standing, whilst the South West Communications Stand at the other end is home to around 2000 covered seats.


Future Developments:

In the summer of 2012 the club announced a five-year plan to redevelop the ground to hold 20,600, which will be carried out in phases, starting with the existing west stand to provide a much larger bar area and extending the grandstand the full length of the pitch (in place of the existing temporary seating). The second phase (subject to finance) will involve building a large conference centre to the south and then extending the main grandstand around the corner and along the south end of the ground. The proposed stands behind each of the goal posts will be much larger than the existing main grandstand, but the proposed east stand will be similar in size to the main stand, due to its proximity adjacent the M5 motorway restricting its size.

The first phase of the redevelopment (costing £10million) was carried out over the summer of 2014 and Sandy Park reopened in September that year with an increased capacity of 12,500, the capacity that the stadium will have when it hosts matches at the 2015 World Cup. The Conference & Banqueting facilities of Sandy Park were also increased, doubling the capacity for conferences and other events.




Ticket Office:

The Ticket Office is open Monday-Friday   10-4

 Online ticket sales are available   until 9am on the day of the match. Tickets booked after 4pm   on the Wednesday of the week of the match will be held   for collection.

Ticket Prices (2015/16)

 West Grandstand: £48 - £51

 South-West Communications Stand: centre:  £18 - £38

South-West Communications Stand: wings & restricted view: £9 - £26

  East Terrace: £11.00 - £31

  North Terrace: £9.00 - £28

  Ground: £9 - £25



Disabled Facilities

Contacts for Disabled Supporters:

Name: Liane Edworthy

Website Address:        


Telephone No: 01392 8908990


There is provision for 68 spectators in wheelchairs at set locations around the stadium. Entry to seating in the West Grandstand must be made through the North turnstile to gain access to the upper concourse and the South Gate for seating around the pitch circulation areas. Seating is readily available for any helpers to sit close by. Ready access is available to wheelchair accessible toilets in the West Grandstand and in rear of the East Terrance and behind the North Terrace by the Rubber Crumb.

Where spectators have other mobility impairments (e.g. frail/elderly, on crutches, etc) and require parking in the car park, they can inform the Club in advance and the Club will make every effort to reserve an appropriate parking place and Ground seating.

Stewards will take necessary steps to minimise interference in viewing lines for disabled or mobility impaired spectators.

If a visually or hearing impaired spectator requires the assistance of a guide dog, the dog will be allowed access to the Ground free of charge – other dogs are permitted into the Ground only at the discretion of club officials depending on the dog’s nature and match/crowd circumstances. If required, a suitable seating or terrace location will be provided where the dog can comfortably rest. Additionally a bowl of water may be provided upon request. Guide dogs may also be admitted into the Clubhouse.

Where a disabled person’s condition requires attendance of a personal assistant, the Club will admit the personal assistant free of charge.

All disabled tickets must be purchased through the Ticket Office by calling 08443 247147.




Last Updated July 2016


Copyright Miles & Miles Publishing 2016

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