The Things you Need to Know – Priestfield Stadium

The facts.

– MEMS Priestfield Stadium, Redfern Avenue, Gillingham, Kent, ME7 4DD.
– Stadium size: 11,500
– What is the stadium like: 3 sides of the ground look okay, as you would expect. Has the worse away end of L2.
– POTG or ticket entry. Pay on the Gate. Adult £20, Senior Citizen (65+) £19, Young Adult (16-21) £16, Under 16s £11, 11 and Under£7. Discount for advance purchase.
– Ticket information can be found on the official site (nearer the time) – Here.
– Bar inside the ground? No.
– what is the away end like? Awful. Seats poised on scaffolding and exposed to the elements. Stewards enforce the sitting down rule. One away game that is worth missing.
– arrangements for disabled supporters. 6 spaces available in the away stand. Check for information here.

The Opposition.

– Who. Gillingham Football Club
– How are they doing. N/A
– last 5 results – N/A
– What was their last result? N/A
– The last time we visited.

Getting there.

– Sat Nav post code: ME7 4DD. Directions from St James Park to Priestfield Stadium here.
– Mileage: 247 miles each way, fuel costs in the region of £92. Likely travel time 4 hours 27 minutes each way.

– if travelling by train you will need to go to Gillingham station, which is about a 10 minute walk.
– Train from Exeter St Davids. 2 singles at £28.50 and £19.50, total £48.00. Departing Exeter St Davids at 07.54 arriving in Paddington at 12.12, via Paddington and St Pancras. Returning from Paddington at 17.20 arriving home at 21.36 via Paddington and St Pancras.

– more information on travel can be found here – Ground Guide.
– Tourist Information Board website: VisitKent.

Any decent pubs? Pubs at Paddington or St Pancras are possibilities. Or try the Livingstone Arms on Gillingham Road.

A new favourite amongst Exeter City fans is the Frog and Toad on Burnt Oak Terrace. Its the opposite way to the ground coming out of the station, but great food, good beer and pleasant staff make this a good one to visit.

A guide for City fans on travel costs to the 23 other League 2 teams can be found at

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