|What's The Ground Like?
Main Stand (photo)
What Is It Like For Visiting Supporters?
Where To Drink?
Liam Daish Stand (photo)
How To Get There And Where To Park
Plough End (photo)
Looking Towards The Swanscombe End (photo)
Record & Average Attendance
Fans Ground Reviews
Stonebridge Road Location Map
|What's The Ground Like?|
|Although the ground is
old and has plenty of character, it has lacked any
major investment for some years now. This is clearly
showing, with parts of the ground looking tired and on
its 'last legs'. On one side of the ground is an old
looking wooden Main Stand. This single tiered covered
stand, is all seated and runs for around half the
length of the pitch. This stand has a fair number of
supporting pillars running along the front of it,
although the seating is raised above pitch level.
There is also a tiny terrace in front of this stand.
Entrance to the seated Main Stand is gained within the
ground, on payment of a transfer fee (£2 per
adult, £1 per concession). Opposite is a fair
sized terrace, which has a simple rusty looking roof
which covers the middle portion of it. This terrace
was named the Liam Daish Stand in 2012.
One end is known as the Plough End, gaining its name from the former pub that was situated just behind it. This is a former covered terrace. In 2006 seats were installed in its front portion with the rear area being unused for spectators, I think due to an unsafe roof. From a distance this stand looks quite picturesque as it is has a wooded hill just beyond it. The other end, known as the Swanscombe End, is an open terrace, that is dominated by a huge electricity pylon which sits directly behind it. The Club Shop is located inside the ground.
The Club was formed in 1946, following the merger of Northfleet United and Gravesend United. It was renamed Ebbsfleet United in 2007.
Thanks to Kieron Stanley for providing some of the photos on this page.
|What Is It Like For Visiting Supporters?|
|Rob Crossan comments;
'Normally segregation is not in force for most home
games. However if required then the open terrace at
one of the ground, can be allocated specifically to
away fans. It is a fairly steep, old fashioned with
few facilities. The ground may been completely
bypassed by modernity, but the atmosphere is good and
the home fans in the covered end, behind the goal kept
up a non stop barrage of singing throughout the half
that Gravesend were attacking it'. Culinary delights
on offer include; Chicken
curry & rice (£3), Chilli and
rice (£3), Jacket potato with
cheese (£2), Cheeseburger (£3),
Burger (£2), Hot Dogs (£2),
Pasties (£1.50), Pies (£1.50),
Bacon Rolls (£1.80) and Chips (£1).
|Where To Drink?|
Inside the ground is a comfortable Club House which is popular with both home and away fans alike. However, it may be advisable to check before entering the ground, whether segregation is in place, as if so, then as an away supporter you may not be able to gain access to it. Otherwise about a ten minute walk away near to Swanscombe Railway Station is the George and Dragon, which has a selection of real ales available. There is little in the way of other watering holes near to the ground, with the nearby Plough pub being closed down and converted into a cafe.
|How To Get There And Where To Park|
|First thing to note is
that the ground is in Northfleet.
From the M25 (South):
Leave the M25 at Junction 2 and take the A2 towards Gillingham. Then take the B262 towards Stone/Greenhithe. At the end of the B262 turn right onto the A226 towards Northfleet & Gravesend. Keep on this road until you reach the ground on your left.
the M25 (North) - Dartford Bridge:
|The nearest station to
the ground is Northfleet, which is only a few minutes
walk away from the ground. The station is served by
trains from London Bridge & Charing Cross. Just
come straight out of the station and turn left at the
top of the road. The ground can be then seen down on
Ben Hudspith a visiting Kidderminster Harriers fan informs me; 'I found it easier to go from London St Pancras on the high speed service and get off at Ebbsfleet Internantional. The jouney time from St Pancras is under 20 minutes and trains are every 15 minutes in both directions. For walking directions come out of the side entrance of the station which will bring you into Car Park C. Walk right down to the end of this car park and through the entrance then walk straight under the bridge and you will see the ground right in front of you. It will take about five minutes for you to walk or there is a Fast Track bus available from the main entrance of the station which runs every 10 minutes. Going by train this way also has the added bonus of being able to go to Gravesend beforehand (the next stop on train from Ebbsfleet International and only a copule of minutes journey time), where there are a wider variety of pubs to be found. I found both the Somerset Arms, which showed live televised sports and the Railway Bell outside the raliway station to be both very welcoming'.
|Official Programme £2.50|
|Dartford and from further afield Margate.|
|Ebbsfleet United FC fixture list (takes you to the BBC Sports Website).|
|Record & Average Attendance|
12,032 v Sunderland
FA Cup 4th Round, February 12th 1963.
2011-2012: 1,017 (Blue Square Premier)
2010-2011: 1,006 (Blue Square South)
2009-2010: 1,068 (Blue Square Premier)
|Fans Reviews Of Stonebridge Road|
Warriner (Mansfield Town) 28/1/12
Steve Bailey (Luton Town) 20/3/10
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Last Updated: 3 December 2012