The Victoria Road Ground Like?
|What's The Victoria Road Ground Like?|
The stadium has been
improved recently with the construction of the
Traditional Builders Stand (aka Pondfield End) at
one end of the ground, which replaced a small open
terrace. This new all seated stand which was opened
during the 2009/10 season, is a sizeable
affair, housing 1,200 spectators. The stand is
covered, raised above pitch level and has
windshields to either side. Although only eleven
rows high, it is free from supporting pillars and is
quite steep, meaning that fans are kept close to the
The rest of the ground is terracing, with a small open terrace behind one goal and a covered terrace along one side. The home end, the Bury Road End (aka the Clock End), has a small basic electric scoreboard situated above it. This area also contains the club shop and Police control box. The North Terrace, which runs along one side of the pitch, is known affectionately by the Dagenham fans as 'The Sieve' as apparently at one time it was famed for its leaking roof. This old fashioned looking terrace, is partly covered to the rear and has a number of supporting pillars. It also has a television gantry perched upon its roof. Unusually the teams emerge from not from the main stand, but from a tunnel located in the new Marcus James Stand at one end of the ground. The stadium is completed with a set of four modern looking floodlights.
Thanks to Owen Pavey for providing the photo above.
|What Is It Like For Visiting Supporters?|
fans are housed in the new Traditional Builders
Stand at one end of the stadium. Up to 1,200 fans
can be accommodated in this area. As you would
expect from a new stand the views of the playing
action and facilities are both good. I
experienced no problems, apart from outside the
ground, it was not obvious (unless I missed
the signs) showing where the entrance to the away
section was. It is in fact at the other end of the
ground to the main entrance. So as you go through
the main entrance, walk straight on through the
car park, past the supporters club to the right,
and then walk along the back of the Main Stand.
The entrance is down on the right at the corner of
the ground. Away coaches are brought in at the
back of the away section, but on the other side of
a park, which can make for an interesting
walk especially if it is a night match.
|Where To Drink?|
There is a fair
sized Social Club at the ground, which apart
from a few high profile games, welcomes away
supporters and costs 50p to enter. It is fairly
basic, but comfortable and shows SKY Sports
television. It is also contains a local betting
outlet and a programme booth. The beer is
reasonably priced with hand pulled Youngs Bitter
available. Inside the ground alcohol is available to
away supporters in the Traditional Builders
Special thanks to Mike Wainwright of the Diggerdagger website for supplying the above photo.
|How To Get There By Car & Where To Park|
From The North:
From The South:
is no parking available at the ground
itself. However there is plenty of street
parking, some of which is available on the
main Rainham road.
|Take the District Line to Dagenham East (and not Dagenham Heathway). Turn left as you come out of the station and the ground is clearly sign posted and only five minutes walk away. Please note that the journey by tube from Central London can take around 45 minutes. Neil Le Milliere adds; 'The tube journey out there can be a bit of a nightmare and it's probably better to get a train from Fenchurch St to Barking Station and then a tube to Dagenham from there'. Oyster & Travelcards are valid for this journey.|
* The prices
quoted above are for tickets purchased prior to
matchday. Tickets bought on matchday cost
more; typically £2 extra on a ticket.
|Official Programme £3.|
Leyton Orient & Barnet.
For details of disabled facilities and club contact at the ground please visit the relevant page on the Level Playing Field website.
|Dagenham & Redbridge FC fixture list (takes you to the BBC Sports Website)|
|Record & Average Attendance|
5,949 v Ipswich Town,
FA Cup 3rd Round, January 5th 2002
2011-2012: 2,091 (League Two)
2010-2011: 2,770 (League One)
2009-2010: 2,098 (League Two)
|Fans Ground Reviews|
|John Hubble (Doing the
Paul Bartlett (Southampton) 3/1/11
Alex Jones (AFC Bournemouth) 13/2/10
Luke Weatherall (Notts County) 22/11/08
Ben Hudspith (Kidderminster Harriers) 1/12/07
Tim Dixon (Birmingham City) 31/7/07
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