January 11, 2024

SUPPORTER INFORMATION | Brackley Town - 28th April 2024

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Thanks to Elizabeth Edwards at Ipswich Town for providing the information below which will help all Magpie supporters making their way down to Brackley this weekend.

Brackley Town Information

Address: St James Park, Churchill Way, Brackley, Northamptonshire, NN13 7EJ

Website: https://www.brackleytownfc.com/

Phone - 01280 704077 Details of Club Officials and links to email addresses: https://www.brackleytownfc.com/contact

X (previously known as Twitter): @BrackleyTownFC

Useful information from Brackley Town website





Chorley have been officially allocated 1,000 tickets for this fixture. The match will be segregated.

Supporters have been advised to purchase tickets ONLINE directly through Brackley Town, in advance of Sunday. The link to buy your tickets is here.

Advance ticket prices are as follows with increases in place on match day:

£15.00 Adults

£10.00 Over 65s / Students and Concessions

U18s £5.00

U10s £2.00

U5s are free but need to be registered online.

All Under 14s must be accompanied by a full paying adult.

Tickets (subject to availability) purchased on matchday from the ticket office are an additional £2. This includes a £2 charge for U5s.



At the time of writing, a limited number of seats remain on the official coach.

Note that no alcohol is allowed on the official coaches. Anyone under the age of 18 must book / travel with an adult. To book a place or for more information, please email info@magpiestrust.org.


The Sat Nav postcode for St James Park is NN13 7EJ.  Brackley is to the east of Banbury, and in-between Northampton and Oxford.  It is the home of the Mercedes F1 team, but we couldn’t find any public tours!

The most direct way from Chorley is via the M6, M6 Toll and M42.  (Or, you can avoid the toll by staying on the old M6 through Birmingham, then follow the M42 to the M40 as described below – this is likely to take longer).  At junction 3A of the M42, use the left 2 lanes to merge onto the M40 towards London / Warwick / Stratford.  At junction 11 of the M40 take the A422 / A361 exit to Banbury.  At the roundabout, take the second exit onto the A422.  At the next roundabout, take the third exit and stay on the A422.  At the roundabout, take the first exit onto Banbury Road.  Go through two roundabouts.  Turn right onto Bridge Street and then left onto Churchill Way.   You will see Brackley Town FC.

The journey time is typically around three hours according to Google Maps.  We generally recommend allowing at least an hour, and ideally 90 minutes, beyond the AA / Google / Sat Nav suggested journey time.

Note Google Maps show a couple of alternative routes which your Sat Nav may send you on if there are travel disruptions elsewhere.


The car park at St James Park is limited and spaces cost £3 per car (cash only).  Please note that car park spaces cannot be reserved and are on a first-come-first-served basis.  Please have the correct money ready to hand to the car park attendant.

Parking for supporters with disabilities

There are a limited number of Blue Badge spaces at St James Park.  If you would like to reserve a space, please email Mike at mike@brackleytownfc.co.uk.   Your car registration number will be required to reserve a blue badge space.

Note that Brackley Town say ‘Please allow at least 24hrs notice to book your Blue Badge space, after this time a space cannot be guaranteed.’  Note also, that:

  • Disabled parking cannot be arranged on the day at the ticket office.
  • Car park space is only reserved up to half an hour before KO.
  • Carers ticket supplied free of charge once ticket for Blue Badge holder is purchased.


There is no train station at Brackley.

The journey is complex with a number of changes.  The nearest station is Banbury which is a long bus journey to Brackley – these are infrequent on a Sunday.

Therefore, we have not included any further details on train travel.


St James Park is a short walk from the centre of Brackley, where you will find a number of pubs and places to eat and drink.

There are a number of pubs on Bridge St and Market Place, though you won’t find anything like the choice (or prices) that Chorley is famous for. The Locomotive is the closest, and has positive reviews from visiting fans.  

At the ground

So it isn’t just Newcastle United and Exeter City who play at St James Park…

Prohibited items

The following articles must not be brought into the ground - knives, fireworks, smoke canisters, air-horns, flares, weapons, dangerous or hazardous items, laser devices, alcohol, bottles, glass vessels, cans, poles and any article that might be used as a weapon and/or compromise public safety.  Any person in possession of such items will be refused entry to the Ground.


Brackley Town advise that all supporters may be subject to bag searches.

“All persons seeking entrance to the Ground acknowledge the Club's right to search any person entering the ground and to refuse entry to or eject from the Ground any person refusing to submit to such a search.”

If leaving the ground whilst a game is in play, there is no guarantee of re-entry.


Arrival times for this game are 12:00am (no earlier) to 3:15pm (no later).  Turnstiles will close promptly at 3:15pm.

Limited seating is available on the far side of the ground with several spaces for wheelchair users.

Clubhouse “The Venue” and food and drink

Refreshments will be available from the kiosks around the ground.  The refreshment kiosk offers a range of food and drink, including burgers and pies.  Brackley Town state that alcohol will be on sale at the refreshments bar for away fans.

Note that the Brackley Town website states that the clubhouse “The Venue” is only open to both home and away supporters if the match is not segregated.   As this match will be segregated, we understand that it will not be accessible to away fans.  

Matchday programme

The Brackley Town website mentions a matchday programme "We Are Brackley" which is a 60-page, full-colour publication and is available at all home fixtures, priced £3.

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