When you think about Exeter, rugby is often the first thing that springs to mind. As the home of Exeter Chiefs, Exeter’s Premier Rugby Club, a visit to Sandy Park needs to be on your bucket list.

The good news is that Sandy Park has two rail stations in close proximity, both on the Avocet Line between Exeter and Exmouth, so getting to and from a match by train is easy-peasy!

Getting to Sandy Park by train

Travellers to and from Exeter are advised to alight at Digby & Sowton, whereas those travelling to or from Exmouth should use Newcourt. Both stations are clearly signposted from Sandy Park and are approximately a 15 minute walk away. The Exeter to Exmouth railway line runs right past the stadium with a regular service on match days.

Alternatively, Exeter’s two main rail stations, Exeter St David’s and Exeter Central are located approximately 5 miles from Sandy Park. Taxis are available at both stations with an approximate journey time of 15 minutes.

Plan your journey at www.gwr.com. In addition you can use their text feature which shows up to date train departures from their stations. If you text DIG or EXD (for Digby & Sowton and Exeter St David’s respectively) to 84950 you will get an answer showing the next five or six departures with their expected times. Supporters can also call 08457 484950 to get an update on train times.

How to buy rugby tickets

Exeter Chiefs has online booking for all home matches, parking, dining and special events at Sandy Park. For fixtures, results and tickets, click here

There are lots of ticket options to choose from. For dedicated fans there are season tickets and half season options available for both men’s and women’s rugby. As well as being the most cost effective way to attend fixtures at Sandy Park, season ticket holders can also enjoy discounts at the bar on match days and discounts in the Club Shop.

If your time in Exeter is limited, and you just want to experience the atmosphere of Sandy Park for a day, then there are plenty of fixtures to choose from, including Premiership, Cup and European matches. Family tickets (2 x adult, 2 x child) can be purchased in the South Stand, and group tickets (buy 9 get one free, buy 18 get 2 free) are available to purchase in the Terraces.

If you’re looking for the ultimate Exeter Chiefs match-day experience, there are a range of hospitality packages to choose from. From the exclusive Chiefs Suite, to luxury glass-fronted private boxes, Sandy Park really is the perfect location to enjoy a truly memorable day.

Food and drink at Sandy Park

At the ground there are plenty of food and drink stands selling everything from pasties, hog roast and burgers, to curry, pies, hot dogs and chips. Veggie and vegan options are also available. There are also a number of bars located around the ground selling a wide range of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, including local ales, gin and fizz. Download a copy of their Food and Drink Map to work out where to head first!

If you’re after a more luxurious dining experience, then Exeter Chiefs Pre-match Dining Experiences might be just what you’re looking for. To walk out as a corporate guest of the Chiefs is an unrivalled experience not to be missed.

Keeping the kids entertained

Enhance your match day experience with a wide range of activities for children to enjoy. Open on each men's and women’s home game, the Kid’s Zone is the perfect place to entertain the family.

There are three areas at the River Dart Country Park Kid’s Zone to discover: The Adventure Zone, The Accuracy Zone and the Skills Zone.

After match entertainment

Your Exeter Chiefs experience doesn’t have to end with the final whistle. After the match, there is plenty of opportunity to watch and listen to talented local musicians, dancers, DJ's and performers. Head to the Supporter’s Bar for live music, or to the marquee for all your disco classics.


Exeter Rugby is committed to providing an inclusive and enjoyable experience at Sandy Park. The ground offers wheelchair positions, carer seating, easy access seating, toilet provisions and Accessibility Stewards to enhance your visit. All disabled tickets must be purchased by emailing ticketing@exeterchiefs.co.uk.

Make a weekend of it!

Uniquely placed next to Exeter Chiefs, Courtyard by Marriott Exeter Sandy Park is a new 4-star hotel which combines style and innovative design with a distinctive location. Why not make a weekend of it and stay on the doorstep.

The hotel features the breath-taking top floor View Restaurant and cocktail bar, with panoramic views across the Exe Estuary and beyond. This beautiful restaurant is described as ‘one of its kind for the area’, providing a unique dining experience for guests and visitors.

If you’d prefer to stay in the city itself, then there are numerous options to suit all budgets. Visit our Places to Stay page for ideas and inspiration.


Courtyard by Marriott Exeter Sandy Park
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Uniquely placed next to Exeter Chiefs, Courtyard Exeter Sandy Park hotel combines style and innovative design in a distinctive location. Whether you’re in Exeter for business, pleasure or to watch a match, we provide all you need for a worthwhile visit.

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Sandy Park, Exeter's award-winning Conference and Banqueting Centre and home to Devon's Premiership rugby team, the Exeter Chiefs.



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