Gillingham Away Travel Information
The Blue Army will start 2020 with an away trip to Gillingham’s MEMS Priestfield Stadium, Redfern Avenue, Gillingham, Kent. ME7 4DD, on Wednesday January 1st, Kick of 15.00.
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.
Getting to get to Priestfield
Priestfield is within 15 minutes of the M2. 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 straight across two roundabouts. At the third roundabout take the first exit 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 on your right, take a right turn into Gillingham Road. The ground will be further along this road on your right. The ground should be well signed from all directions.
There is no parking at the ground and most of the surrounding streets operate a residents only parking scheme 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, or the Woodlands Academy ME7 2DU, both are about ten minutes walk from the ground.
Trains run to Gillingham from London Victoria. The journey from London Victoria to Gillingham will take about an hour. There is still ongoing industrial action on Portsmouth to Waterloo trains and there may be engineering works, so please check all train details on www.nationalrail.co.uk
The ground is about 10 minutes walk from Gillingham Railway station. 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 he far end of Priestfield Road.
For on the day up to date travel news and information go to @PompeyfcCop on twitter.
Eating and drinking
The Fleur De Lis pub, 46 Gillingham Road, Gillingham ME7 4RR will welcome Pompey supporters and is about ten minutes walk from the ground. It shows Sky and BT Sports , has hot and cold snacks and is family friendly. 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. Named after a Gillingham born mariner who became a Samurai, the pub has real ale and cider and serves food.
Not far from the Will Adams is the Past & Present micro brewery, 2 Skinner Street, Gillingham, ME7 1HD.