By The Snoop

Exeter City scored high on the DMT scale and go to the top of the table, many thanks to the Snoop for doing this ground audit.

  Exeter City
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First Impressions of the stadium, parking, ease of entry.8St James Park is located within a residential area of Exeter. The team and supporters’ coaches had to park on the road outside the away entrance causing congestion on arrival. The ground has undergone some recent redevelopment which includes the covered away end. On entry to the ground, we were greeted with the offer of a free cup of tea.  
Food & Drink, range, quality, price.8The usual range of food, including pasties, and drink was available but no alcohol, so just the soft drinks. As previously mentioned, a free cup of tea or coffee for all.
View from your seat, any poles in the way, obstructed view, seat broken?8Supporters had a choice of standing on the away terrace behind the goal at the St James Road end or sitting at the end of the adjacent main stand to the right. The terrace is close to the goal and some views would have been through the net.  Wheelchair users were in a covered area at the front of the allocated seating.  
Home team support, was it a library, good banter between the fans?7The home terrace behind the opposite goal had a drum and were quite vocal throughout. There wasn’t any real exchange of banter between the two sets of supporters.
What were the stewards like, helpful and friendly or jobsworths?9I’ve heard good reports about the stewards who were friendly and helpful. I understand they went out of their way to help some fans with mobility issues.
Toilet facilities, clean and well equipped with hot water, disgusting.8The toilets appeared to be new, they were clean and there was hot water. However, there was no accessible toilet in the away area, so supporters had to make their way to the Adam Stansfield Stand opposite to use the facilities. 
Ticket pricing, did the price reflect the facilities of the ground?7An adult ticket to stand on the terrace was a reasonable £20. An adult ticket to sit was £27 and therefore one of the more expensive in League 1.
Ground facilities, half time service, did they let fans outside at halftime?7The concourse areas to the side and back of the stands were uncovered and therefore open to the elements. Fans were allowed to smoke. The area is likely to get congested when at capacity, but overall facilities were good. It’s been pointed out that there is no flat access seating available to away fans.  
Match atmosphere, did the Dons fans give good support?8The attendance was 5931 with 286 Dons fans in attendance. The drum made the trip to Devon and the MK supporters made plenty of noise throughout adding a hint of humour during the latter stages of the game.
Ease of exit, did the carpark clear quickly, traffic around the stadium?7Exit from the ground was quick but there was some congestion leaving the immediate area.
Any other observations or comments that may have affected your scoring?
Name – The SnoopTotal Score out of 100   77/100

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