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Current LeagueEngland » Championship
Current GroundSt Mary's Stadium
Previous GroundsThe Dell
Southampton Fans1,999
Average Number of Grounds Visited42.09
Formed1885
Websitewww.saintsfc.co.uk
NicknameThe Saints
Previous NameSt Mary's YMA
Facebooksouthamptonfc
Twitter@SouthamptonFC
Twitter Hashtags#SaintsFC
Instagram@southamptonfc

New stadium effect

The Dell was a ground famed for its proximity to the pitch as well as its oddly shaped stands. Despite its fame, it was woefully small with a capacity of just 15,000. The biggest surprise was that it took Southampton until 2001 to build a bigger ground.

Attendances more than doubled overnight, with the Saints now attracting more than 30,000 to home games. The 10 year improvement of 69% saw the average rising from 14,935 to 25,306.

The attendance increase was achieved despite a large downturn in form on the pitch as Southampton lost their place in the Premier League and spent two seasons in League One. Their average league position fell from 15th at The Dell to 29th at St Mary's.

Old stadium: The Dell (1898 - 2001, 103 years)
New stadium: St Mary's Stadium (Opened 2001, £32m)

Old stadium average attendance: 14,935
New stadium average attendance: 25,306
Difference: +10,371 (+69%)

Old stadium average league position: 15
New stadium average league position: 29
Difference: +14

Average attendance

The Dell
1991/199214,070
1992/199315,382
1993/199414,751
1994/199514,751
1995/199614,820
1996/199715,099
1997/199815,159
1998/199915,140
1999/200015,132
2000/200115,115
St Mary's Stadium
2001/200230,633
2002/200330,680
2003/200431,717
2004/200530,610
2005/200623,614
2006/200723,556
2007/200821,254
2008/200917,849
2009/201020,982
2010/201122,161

League position

The Dell
1991/199216
1992/199318
1993/199418
1994/199518
1995/199617
1996/199716
1997/199812
1998/199917
1999/200015
2000/200110
St Mary's Stadium
2001/200211
2002/20038
2003/200412
2004/200520
2005/200632
2006/200726
2007/200840
2008/200943
2009/201051
2010/201146

See how Southampton compare to other teams with our full New Stadium Effect analysis of all the top teams in England and Wales who have moved to a new ground since the 1980s.


Saturday 3pm kick-off stats

How often do Southampton play at 3pm on a Saturday afternoon?

Overall Saturday 3pm stats

38%
of league matches kick-off at 3pm on a Saturday
(3/8)
50%
of league home matches
(2/4)
25%
of league away matches
(1/4)

Next and last Saturday 3pms

Next Saturday 3pm home match
7th Oct 2023
vs Rotherham United
9 days away
Last Saturday 3pm home match
33 days ago
26th Aug 2023 vs Queens Park Rangers
Next Saturday 3pm away match
21st Oct 2023
vs Hull City
23 days away
Last Saturday 3pm away match
5 days ago
23rd Sep 2023 vs Middlesbrough

Kick-off days and times

Saturday 15:00
3/8 - 38%
Saturday 12:30
2/8 - 25%
Friday 20:00
2/8 - 25%
Tuesday 19:45
1/8 - 13%

Fixture data gathered from multiple sources. Based on all matches played since the start of the 2022/2023 season.
See how Southampton compare to other teams with our full Saturday 3pm analysis of all the top teams in England and Scotland.


Upcoming Southampton fixtures

Sat 30th September 2023   12:30   Sky Bet Championship at St Mary's Stadium
Sat 21st October 2023   15:00   Sky Bet Championship at The KCOM Stadium
Wed 25th October 2023   19:45   Sky Bet Championship at Deepdale
Sat 4th November 2023   15:00   Sky Bet Championship at The Den
Wed 29th November 2023   19:45   Sky Bet Championship at St Mary's Stadium
Sat 2nd December 2023   15:00   Sky Bet Championship at St Mary's Stadium
Sat 9th December 2023   15:00   Sky Bet Championship at Vicarage Road
Sat 23rd December 2023   15:00   Sky Bet Championship at Loftus Road
Tue 26th December 2023   15:00   Sky Bet Championship at St Mary's Stadium
Mon 1st January 2024   15:00   Sky Bet Championship at Carrow Road
Sat 27th January 2024   15:00   Sky Bet Championship at St Mary's Stadium
Tue 13th February 2024   19:45   Sky Bet Championship at Ashton Gate
Sat 24th February 2024   15:00   Sky Bet Championship at St Mary's Stadium
Mon 1st April 2024   15:00   Sky Bet Championship at Portman Road
Sat 13th April 2024   15:00   Sky Bet Championship at St Mary's Stadium

Fixture data compiled from multiple sources, please check before travelling.


Tickets

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Southampton vs Rotherham

Saturday 7th October 2023
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Southampton vs Birmingham City

Saturday 28th October 2023
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Southampton vs West Bromwich Albion

Saturday 11th November 2023
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Southampton vs Bristol City

Wednesday 29th November 2023
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Southampton vs Cardiff City

Saturday 2nd December 2023
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Southampton vs Blackburn Rovers

Saturday 16th December 2023
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Southampton vs Swansea City

Tuesday 26th December 2023
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Southampton vs Plymouth Argyle

Friday 29th December 2023
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Southampton vs Sheffield Wednesday

Saturday 13th January 2024
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Southampton vs Hull City

Saturday 27th January 2024
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Southampton vs Huddersfield Town

Saturday 10th February 2024
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Southampton vs Millwall FC

Saturday 24th February 2024
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Southampton vs Sunderland

Saturday 9th March 2024
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Southampton vs Middlesbrough

Friday 29th March 2024
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Southampton vs Coventry City

Tuesday 9th April 2024
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Southampton vs Watford

Saturday 13th April 2024
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Southampton vs Stoke City

Saturday 27th April 2024
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