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“Great stadium and fans, hospitality bar always a let down”
Review of St Mary's Stadium

St Mary's Stadium
Ranked #4 of 133 things to do in Southampton
Certificate of Excellence
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Southampton, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
61 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Great stadium and fans, hospitality bar always a let down”
Reviewed March 1, 2014

I have been going to St Mary's for years and use the hospitality areas. The bar service is getting beyond a joke with lengthy waits to be served. Some of the staff seem to be working very hard but carrying other staff that have no sense of urgency in serving people. If they worked in a high street pub, I am sure they would be sacked. I was talking to other people yesterday and everyone was frustrated at the length of time we were expected to wait. Considering the amount of people that use the bar and pay more for their tickets to be able to use the bar area, enough staff should be on to make sure the guests are not kept waiting too long.

If I rated the bar, I would give it 1 star. I give it 4 because I love Southampton and feel there a few staff that let others down as well as the management that should be monitoring and planning ahead to get it right!

Visited March 2014
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Calgary, Canada
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32 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Saints vs. Arsenal: Fantastic”
Reviewed February 27, 2014

First Premiere league game. Great atmosphere and the home team came back for a 2-2 tie. Great sets, lots of fun. Went with two British friends. It was raining, but our seats were just barely back enough (4th row) to stay out of the rain.

Fans were excited but not obnoxious. I would go again in a heartbeat given the chance.

Visited February 2014
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Sevenoaks, England, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
23 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Overall View - Ground, Food, Betting, Infrastructure”
Reviewed February 10, 2014

I am a Season Ticket holder so extremely biased. The ground is good with good views from pretty much everywhere.

Leaving is always time consuming as it is bottlenecked but still bearable.

Food could do with an upgrade and is a bit pricey.

Don't bother having a bet unless you know you are going back soon as the betting shop closes at kick-off and doesn't re-open until the next game.

Visited February 2014
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
78 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Great football --Great stadium”
Reviewed January 31, 2014 via mobile

Watched arsenal - saints match. Good modern stadium well run and great all round experience. Good food outlets all around the ground.

Visited January 2014
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preston
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Southampton v chelsea”
Reviewed January 21, 2014

Well the result was disappointing 3-0 to chelsea but what a great afternoon out, courtesy of my son. Really great seats with an excellent view, stadium looks very impressive from the outside

Visited December 2013
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