On Sunday 8th October Pompey Supporters will be travelling to Gillingham’s MMS Priestfield Stadium, Redfern Avenue, Gillingham, Kent. ME7 4DD. Kick off 2.30pm.
The Gills stadium has a capacity of 11,582 and Blues supporters will be in the old, temporary Brian Moore Stand behind one goal, named after the well known commentator who was a lifelong Gills fan. The stand is uncovered so be prepared to get wet if it rains.
One unusual aspect of visiting Priestfield 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.
How to get to Priestfield
Exit the M25 at Junction 2 onto the A2/M2 towards Rochester and Chatham. Exit the M2 at Junction 4 and take the A278 towards Gillingham, driving over two roundabouts. At the third roundabout take the first exit onto the A2 towards Gillingham Town Centre. Continue until you come to the next roundabout, with a Premier Inn on your left, and take the third exit onto the A289. At the first roundabout take the first exit into Cornwallis Avenue. Continue along Cornwallis Avenue over the traffic lights before turning right into Toronto Road. Take the second left off Toronto Road into Redfern Avenue and you will see the ground.
For any on the day traffic problems and information link with @PompeyfcCop on twitter.
There is a residents only parking scheme in operation in many of the roads around Priestfield and traffic wardens do patrol on match days, so it is strongly recommended that you choose alternative parking areas.
There is a 24 hour pay and display car park in Railway Street near Gillingham Station, ME7 1XE, about ten minutes walk to the ground.
There is also parking available for a small charge at Our Lady of Gillingham Catholic Church in Ingram Street ME7 1YL, again about ten minutes walk to the ground.
Trains to Gillingham run either from London Victoria, which takes about an hour and a half, or from London St Pancras, which takes about an hour. However whichever way you choose, on Sunday 8th October there will be rail replacement buses running between Rochester and Gillingham, so allow plenty of time for your journey.
It will take about ten minutes to walk from Gillingham Station to Priestfield. Turn left out of the station onto Balmoral Road and follow the road until you come to a crossroads. Go straight on into Priestfield Road. The away turnstiles are at the far end of Priestfield Road.
Where to eat and drink
The Fleur De Lis pub, 46 Gillingham Road, Gillingham ME7 4RR welcomes away supporters. It shows BT Sports and has hot and cold snacks. To find the Fleur De Lis, with the away entrance at Priestfield behind you, walk down to the bottom of the street. Turn left and on reaching the roundabout turn right onto Gillingham Road. There is a fish and chip shop at the roundabout.
In the town centre is the Will Adams pub, 73 Saxton Street Gillingham, ME7 5EG. The pub is in the CAMRA Good Beer Guide and serves food.
Also in the town centre, opposite the station, is the Southern Belle, 170 High Street, Gillingham, ME7 1AJ. Next door to it is a café.