Here is some information regarding our trip to Ebbsfleet United in the first round of this season's FA Cup.
The Kuflink Stadium,
Ebbsfleet United Football Club,
Kent DA11 9GN
TRAVELLING BY ROAD
i. From the motorway
Exit the M25 at Junction 2 and take the A2 signposted Canterbury. Leave the A2 at the Northfleet/Gravesend West junction. At roundabout, follow signs to Ebbsfleet International Station/A226 which will take you on to Thamesway and past Ebbsfleet International. The stadium is at the end of the road. For car parking see below or contact the club if you have specific parking needs (for example, disabled parking).
ii. From Gravesend town centre
Follow the one-way system round to Clive Road. Where the road splits past the railway station, next to the Somerset Arms pub, take the right turning, but immediately funnel into left-hand lane onto New Road/The Overcliffe. Continue straight for about two miles to London Road, then The Hill, then Northfleet High Street and finally past The Hive down to Stonebridge Road. The ground is at the bottom of the hill by the roundabout.
TRAVELLING BY RAIL
• The nearest station is Northfleet (take Gravesend service from Charing Cross, Waterloo East and London Bridge). It is only about 300 yards from the ground (see map). As you leave the station go (more or less) straight ahead until you reach the main road. Turn left, walk to the bottom of the hill and the ground is on your right.
• The high-speed rail service from London St Pancras to Ebbsfleet International (15-18 minutes journey time) will also take you to within walking distance of the ground. Proceed through Car Park C and out on to the roundabout where you will see the stadium in front of you.
• If you are staying in Gravesend, you can get a bus to the ground from Gravesend station. Come out of the station on the Town side and turn right. There are bus stops just by the station – the 480/490 service will drop you outside the ground. Alternatively take the FASTRACK “B” Service, which also serves Ebbsfleet International.
There is limited space down side streets such as Grove Road, while Thamesway is designated a ‘Clearway’ and any cars parked along there are liable to be ticketed. There is also limited space available in surrounding residential streets. The EUFC car park offers ‘season-ticket parking’ for fans. Please contact the club for more details.
Ebbsfleet International Station offers secure matchday parking in its Car Park C for a small charge. It is just over five minutes walk from the ground and is the best bet for a parking space in the area.
Please aid the gate staff by having small change to hand. High-value notes cannot be changed on the premises.
Where matches are unsegregated away supporters can use the home turnstiles and make use of the Fleet Lounge club bar. If games are segregated, away fans must use the turnstiles at the Swanscombe End of the ground. These can be found by going past the home turnstiles and carrying on about 150 yards to the red gate on your right. Turn into the car park and the away turnstiles are straight ahead.
Please be reminded that tickets need to be bought in advance, as there are no sales on the day of the game. Ebbsfleet also confirmed to us on Thursday that they will not be allowing pre-booked tickets to be collected from them on the day of the game. You can get your tickets from the CD Box Office from up to 1pm on Friday by calling 01302 762576 or heading online at tickets.cubdoncaster.co.uk