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Zone Away Match Travel GILLINGHAM Saturday 13th October 2018

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GILLINGHAM - Saturday 13th October 2018
MEMS Priestfield Stadium
Capacity: 11,582 (all seated)
Address: Redfern Avenue, Gillingham, ME7 4DD
Telephone: 01634 300 000


Details for Southend United visit to Gillingham can be found on the following:

Post 2; - Gillingham By Road/Parking

Post 3, - Gillingham Where to Drink

Post 4 - Gillingham By Train

Post 5 - Gillingham By Coach

Post 6 – Gillingham by Ferry

Post 7 - Gillingham Ticket information

Post 8 - What’s the Ground like/Reviews

ALL THESE DETAILS OFFERED IN GOOD FAITH PLEASE CHECK CAREFULLY BEFORE BOOKING
IF YOU CAN FIND CHEAPER FARES PLEASE LET US KNOW.


This is your Forum please feel free to post anything relevant to this trip
 

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Gillingham By Road/Parking

The following is from the footballgroundguide site;

Leave the M2 at Junction 4 and take the A278 towards Gillingham, going straight across two roundabouts. At the 3rd roundabout turn left onto the A2 towards Gillingham town centre. At the traffic light junction with the A231, turn right into Nelson Road and passing the small bus station take a right turn into Gillingham Road, the ground is down on your right.

Alternatively Roger Blackman provides an alternative route from the M2; 'At the start of the M2 keep left and follow A289 towards Gillingham. Continue towards Gillingham and go through through the Medway Tunnel (Priestfield Stadium is signposted from here). Continue on the A289 ignoring the turn off for Gillingham town centre, until you reach the Strand roundabout after about a mile. Turn right at this roundabout and up the hill and over the level crossing. Take the second left past the level crossing into Linden Road and the ground is along this road on the right'.

Car Parking

There is a residents only parking scheme in operation around Priestfield Stadium, so if you want to street park, this will mean driving a bit further away to do so. Chris Bell a visiting Northampton Town fan adds; 'There is a cheap pay and display car park (£2.50 for four hours) on Railway Street near Gillingham station, which is less than 10 minutes walk from the ground'. Parking is also available at a cost of £3 at the Our Lady Of Gillingham Catholic Church on Ingram Street (ME7 1YL). Again it is only a ten minute walk from the church to Priestfield.

Post Code for SAT NAV: ME7 4DD
 

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Gillingham Where to Drink

The following is from the footballgroundguide site;

http://www.footballgroundguide.com/leagues/england/league-one/priestfield-stadium-gillingham.html#apubs-for-away-fans

The Fleur De Lis pub on Gillingham Road, which is around a ten minute walk away from the Priestfield Stadium, has been designated by the local Police as an away fans pub. This pub shows Sky & BT Sports, has hot and cold snacks and is family friendly. To find this pub, then with away entrance behind you, walk down to the bottom of the street. Turn left and on reaching a roundabout (where the Livingstone Arms used to be and where there is a handy fish & chip shop) turn right onto Gillingham Road. The pub is up on the right. Otherwise, the ground is walkable from the town centre, where there are a fair few pubs to be found. Paul Kelly a visiting Preston fan adds; 'we have used the 'Will Adams' in the town centre. The pub is in the CAMRA Good Beer Guide and does good cheap food. Plus a very friendly crowd of football locals happy to indulge in friendly banter - the landlord is a Gill fan too!' Also located not far from the Will Adams on Skinner Street, is the small Past & Present micropub, which serves real ale and cider. Otherwise, alcohol is made available to away fans to buy inside the stadium.
 

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GILLINGHAM by Train

A close trip on a Saturday but with a whole host of options

FROM THE STATION

The following is from the footballgroundguide site;

http://www.footballgroundguide.com/leagues/england/league-one/priestfield-stadium-gillingham.html#aby-train

Priestfield Stadium is about a ten minute walk away from Gillingham Railway Station, which is served by trains from London Victoria (every 15mins), Charing Cross (every 30mins), St Pancras and Stratford International (both located on the same line, every 30mins). It is worth noting that the quickest trains leave from St Pancras (journey time around 45mins) and Stratford International (journey time 37mins).

Robert Donaldson provides the following directions; 'Turn left out of the station and follow the road until you come to a crossroads. Go straight on into Priestfield Road. The visitors turnstiles are at the far end of Priestfield Road. Allow ten minutes to get from the station and into the ground'. To get to the home areas, turn right at the crossroads and then first left into Gordon Road for the Gillingham End Terrace home area, the Gordon Road Stand and the Rainham End. For the Medway Stand or an alternative route to the Rainham End, turn left at the crossroads and then first right. At the far end the road turns right and then left.

TRAIN FROM LONDON
Regular trains from London Victoria £17.10 with an off peak return about 51 mins
Regular trains from London Bridge £17.10 (You may have to change) with an off peak Return journey about 1 hour 20 mins
Regular trains from Stratford £24..30 with an off peak return journey about 50 mins
Regular trains from St Pancras £21.00 with off peak return journey about 45 mins

TRAIN FROM SOUTHEND
Regular trains from Southend Central and Liverpool Street line change at West Ham &/or Stratford £37.00 off peak return journey takes just under two hours

Cheaper fares may be available nearer the time with advance singles which must be bought in advance.

If you have a railcard or are travelling in a group of 4 fares may be cheaper

Mattitouk said previously: Another option for any other fans living in and around the Thurrock area, & wanting to take public transport to the match, you could take the X80 bus from Lakeside shopping centre or Chafford Hundred train station (if your coming in on the C2C from further afield) to Greenhithe train station, then you can take a direct train to Gillingham (33 minutes).

If you are travelling from Southend it is worth giving consideration to the coach services mentioned elsewhere which will be cheaper and easier
 
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COACH SERVICES TO GILLINGHAM

We are extremely lucky two have two different independent coach services to away games, Shrimperzone's own service ZONE TRAVEL and one run by the SHRIMPERS TRUST.

Zone Travel have seats avaible at £10 adult at the following Link;
https://www.shrimperzone.com/forums/threads/zone-travel-to-gillingham-13-10-18.97450/#post-2079671

Shrimpers Trust have seats available at £10 members £15 non-members at the following link'
https://www.shrimperstrust.co.uk/travel.asp?game_id=0

From the footballgroundguide:
http://www.footballgroundguide.com/leagues/england/league-one/priestfield-stadium-gillingham.html#aby-official-coach

'If you arrive by official coach the Police will escort the coach to a bus park, a ten minute walk from the ground. To get there, walk from the parking area to the main road, turn left and follow this road until you come to Gillingham Road. Turn right and follow this until you come to the crossroads mentioned above, only this time Priestfield Road is on the left'
 
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GILLINGHAM by FERRY

For the more adventurous amongst us you can travel via the Ferry. See the previous posts for more details:

Mattitouk said Take the C2C train to Tilbury Town than the ferry over to Gravesend, then the 8 minute walk from the ferry terminal to Gravesend train station, then a train to Gillingham (21 minutes).

Mr Plow said: I've done the trip to Gillingham via the ferry at Tilbury, assuming the weather's half decent it's a nice little journey and a rather unique way to get to a football match. If you're coming back on it as well just remember the last ferry leaves Gravesend at 7:00PM.

Mattitouk added: With that in mind, fans should take the 18:20 train at the very latest from Gillingham station which gets back into Gravesend at 18:42, in time for the last ferry back to Tilbury. I would imagine most people wont be hanging around Gillingham after the game though.

Mr Plow added: As far as I'm aware you can just buy a ticket on the boat, the return is cheaper but you may want to ask if the off peak return would be valid on the return journey.
It's a bit of a walk from the station to the ferry terminal so you may want to jump on the Route 99 bus that leaves from the station, the first stop should be the ferry
 
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GILLINGHAM TICKET INFORMATION

Ticket details are now on the SUFC Official site as follows;

Tickets for Blues' trip to Gillingham on Saturday 13th October are now on priority sale...
The priority window will close on Wednesday 3rd October at 5pm and tickets will then go on general sale on Thursday 4th October at 9:30am.

During the priority window only Season card holders, Blues Lottery members and shareholders will be able to purchase tickets.

We have been given an initial allocation of 1149, this includes 3 pairs of wheelchair and carer tickets.

Tickets are located in the Brian Moore Stand, which is uncovered Prices for the fixture are as follows:

Adult£20
Senior (60+)£16
U18’s£6

Disabled fans pay the age-related price and are entitled to a carer free of charge if in receipt of the higher rate DLA or enhanced level of PIP.

Purchase tickets for the game from the Blues Box Office, Online or by calling 08444 770077
 
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WHAT’S IT LIKE FOR AWAY FANS

The following is from the footballgroundguide site;
http://www.footballgroundguide.com/leagues/england/league-one/priestfield-stadium-gillingham.html#awhat-is-it-like-for-away-supporters

Away fans are housed on one side of the Brian Moore Stand (on the Medway Stand side) where around 1,500 supporters can be accommodated. Like last season the stand is of the temporary variety i.e. the type that you would see around the 18th hole at the British Open Golf Championship, although it is of a good size and height (you can get some great views of the surrounding area at the very top of it), plus the views of the playing action are fine. Unlike most temporary stands though the facilities are surprisingly good, being of a permanent nature behind the structure. However it is uncovered, so although the Club hand out free rain macs if it rains, still be prepared to get wet! The absence of a roof also dampens the atmosphere somewhat, even considering that the end is shared with home fans. However, supporters in this area do try to make some noise by stamping on the metal rows of the stand. One unusual aspect of visiting Priestfield Stadium is that away supporters have to walk down a very narrow terraced street to reach the away entrance, or if coming from adjacent streets down very tight alleyways. However, there is never normally any problems with this although after the game the Police sometimes close of some of the surrounding streets to keep fans apart.
 
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ZONE Travel service to
Gillingham

Kick off 3-pm SATURDAY 13Th October 2018

Prices set at £10 PER SEAT

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DEPARTURE TIMES ARE AS FOLLOWS:


Kent Elms 10-04
Bell Corner 10-10
Blue Boar 10-20
Odeon/ Sainsburys 10-25
Palace Theatre 10-30


The Elms PH.....Bus stop 10:40

Hadleigh ...London Rd (top of Woodfield Rd) 10:45

Tarpots Bus stop nearest Saddlers Farm 10:55

Pitsea Old Bingo Hall 11-00

Watermill Bus stop...
Eastmayne, opposite Longmans Motors 11:05
Fortune of War 11~12
 
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