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City congratulates Grecians

By Ollie Heptinstall, Local Democracy reporter

Thousands of people have lined the centre of Exeter to congratulate the city’s football club on their promotion winning season.

The team finished as League Two runners-up to ensure promotion to League One – the third tier of English football – for the first time since 2012.

On Monday evening [9 May], an open top bus parade was greeted with a sea of red and white as the players and staff slowly made their way from their ground, St James Park, to the historic Guildhall on the High Street.

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City centre parade planned to celebrate Exeter City’s incredible season

An open top bus parade and Civic Reception will be held next week to celebrate Exeter City’s promotion to League One.

The parade will begin in Exeter High Street from 6pm on Monday 9 May.

There could be a double celebration if the Grecians win their last home game on Saturday and are crowned League Two champions.

But whatever the result on Saturday, Exeter have already clinched promotion and will be celebrating in front of thousands of fans in the city centre on Monday.

High Street will be closed to traffic for the parade, which will start when two open...

Exeter City debut big screen

By Ollie Heptinstall, local democracy reporter

A giant new electronic screen at Exeter City Football Club’s ground, St James Park, has finally made its debut.

The club was given permission for the 29 x 17-feet (8.64 x 5.12 metre) LED screen by the city council around the start of the season last August, but delays meant fans had to wait until Saturday to see it in action for the first time.

It is situated behind the St James Road away end, nearest the recently built Stagecoach Adam Stansfield Stand, and will include pre-match videos, team news, the attendance...

Exeter Recycling Scheme wins National Award

Exeter City Council and Exeter City Football Club (ECFC) have won a national recycling award for their innovative scheme, Cans 4 City, which encourages Exeter football fans to recycle used drink cans while also raising money for charity.

The team behind Cans 4 City were presented with a Green Can Award by not-for-profit Every Can Counts in recognition of their outstanding recycling efforts.    

The prize-giving took place during half-time in Saturday’s match against Hartlepool United, with over 5000 fans in attendance.  

 Since 2020, the initiative has collected...

Exeter City's big screen plans revealed

Plans for a giant new electronic screen at Exeter City Football Club’s ground, St James Park, have been submitted to the city council.

As part of major improvements this summer, the club plans to install the 8.64 x 5.12 metre (29 x 17 feet) LED scoreboard towards the corner behind the St James Road away end, nearest the recently built Stagecoach Adam Stansfield Stand.

Subject to approval by Exeter City Council’s planning department, the screen could be installed before the opening home League Two fixture of the season against Bradford City on Saturday 7 August.

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ECFC completes successful search for missing shareholders

Exeter City has successfully rehomed around 3,300 shares following a recent drive to find missing shareholders.

Over recent months, volunteers at the club have worked to find people - or relatives of those - who had bought £1 shares in the club, which had been issued a number of times to raise capital.

Most people acquired them because they were fans and wanted to support the club, and as such were primarily of sentimental value. The earliest shares dated back to the 1930s and had been passed down through people’s families.

A spokesman for the Supporters’ Trust,...

Chris Bentley has joined the commercial team at Exeter City FC

New signing for Exeter City FC commercial team

Exeter City Football Club’s commercial team has made a top new signing – and it’s someone who’s used to a very different shaped ball…

Chris Bentley, formerly of Exeter Chiefs, has joined the football club as a consultant.

He will be working to support the successful commercial team of Mark Jenkins, Matt Kimberley and Sarah Crabb, as the club embarks upon the exciting Sky Bet League Two campaign.

Chris, who spent 13 years with Chiefs, both on and off the pitch, said he was delighted to join the team. He added: “I’m both excited and enthused about the prospect of...

Collecting footballing memories for the future

Exeter City Football Club’s Grecian Archive has been gathering ‘memories for the future’ with the help of the University of Exeter.

Researchers at the University of Exeter are asking ‘what is the heritage of now?’ to ensure that current events and items are correctly documented and preserved for people to look back on in the future.

Gabriella Giannachi, Professor in Performance and New Media, initially led the creation of the archive to catalogue historic items and try trace their history. Now, she is using those historic documents to engage fans with the history of the...

Civic Leaders send messages of support for Wembley-bound Grecians

Civic leaders have sent messages of support to Exeter City Football Club as the Grecians attempt to win promotion to League Division One at Wembley tonight (Monday 29 June).

The Lord Mayor of Exeter and the Leader of the City Council will once again be taking their place in the ground – as life-size cut-outs - as Exeter take on Northampton Town in the League Two Play-off Final.

The game is being played behind closed doors at the national stadium because of COVID-19 restrictions but nearly 1,800 Grecians will be in the famous ground as life-size cut-outs.

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Exeter City’s legendary players to have a “seat” in the crowd at Wembley playoff game

Exeter City legends from the past century and beyond such as Dick Pym, Alan Banks and Adam Stansfield will have a seat ‘together’ at a game for the very first time at the club’s Wembley playoff match.

Measures introduced by the club to help fans attend the match in ‘virtual form’ means 12 much-loved players will join their fellow Grecians in the capital.

Thousands of Exeter City fans have paid to have their faces put on environmentally friendly cut-outs, which will be taken to Wembley and placed in the stands to create an audience with a difference.

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