Chigwell Construction Stadium
Capacity: 6,078 (2,200 Seats)
Address: Dagenham, Essex RM10 7XL
Telephone: 0208 592 1549
Fax: 020 8593 7227
Ticket Office: 020 8592 1549 (ext 21)
Pitch Size: 112 x 72 yards
Pitch Type: Grass
Club Nickname: Daggers
Year Ground Opened: 1917
Undersoil Heating: No
Carling Stand (Seating): Adults £21, Concessions £15, Under 17’s £12
Barking College Family Stand (Seating):
Adults £18, Concessions £13, Under 17’s £8, Under 10’s £2*
Terraces: Adults £15, Concessions £10, Under 17’s £8, Under 10’s Free*
A13 Steel Stand Stand (Seating): Adults £21, Concessions £15, Under 17’s £12, Under 10’s Free*
Away Terrace: Adults £15, Concessions £10, Under 17’s £8, Under 10’s Free*
* When accompanied by a full paying adult (one child per adult ticket) and purchased prior to matchday. Under 10’s admitted on matchday without a ticket will be charged £10 entrance (£8 in Family Stand).
5,949 v Ipswich Town
FA Cup 3rd Round, January 5th 2002
2017-2018: 1,464 (National League)
2016-2017: 1,379 (National League)
2015-2016: 1,979 (League Two)
On one side is the relatively modern Main Stand, which was opened in 2001. Sponsored by Carling, this 800 capacity stand, is covered and all seated, with the team dugouts situated at the front of it. The stand comprises six rows of seating and has a small executive area at the back of it. The stand, which is free of supporting pillars, is elevated above pitch level which means that supporters have to climb small sets of steps at the front of it, to gain access. The stand though only runs for three-quarters of the length of the pitch and at one end towards the A13 Steel Stand, another separate stand exists. This stand which is called the Barking College Family Stand is a small covered, seated stand.
It is smaller in height than the Main Stand and contains around 200 seats, with some supporting pillars running along the front of it. Again it is raised above pitch level and is accessed via a small staircase. At one end is A13 Steel Stand (aka Pondfield End), which is a sizeable 1,200 seated affair. Opened in the 2009/10 season, it 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 playing action.
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. There is a video screen mounted in one corner in-between the Carling Stand and Bury Road End. The stadium is completed with a set of four modern- looking floodlights.
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. The beer is reasonably priced with hand pulled Youngs Bitter available, as well as real ale in bottles from the Three Daggers Brewery. Inside the ground, alcohol is available to away supporters in the A13 Steel Stand.
If it is a pub that you prefer, then near Dagenham East Underground Station is the Pipe Major. This Marston’s pub was opened in 2015 and is proving popular with away fans due to its proximity to the station. The pub serves real ale and also offers food. Going further along Rainham Road, going past Golds Gym is the Eastbrook.
Simon Crawford adds; ‘If you have time, try getting off the tube at Barking (four stops before Dagenham East). The station is right in the middle of the busy High Street and there are vast amounts of takeaways and cafes. Walk out of the station and to the left is a Wetherspoons called The Barking Dog and next door to it is the Spotted Dog, a real ale establishment, normally serving ales by the Brentwood Brewing Company’. George Cook informs me; ‘If you get off at the next tube station along from Dagenham East which is Dagenham Heathway then diagonally opposite, is a Wetherspoons pub called The Lord Denman.’
Jeff Beastall a visiting Mansfield Town fan adds; ‘The Lord Denham is about a 15 minute walk away from where the where the away coaches drop you off at the back of the away end on Wantz Road. Walk along Wantz Road, keeping Poundfield Park on your left. At the end of Wantz Road turn right onto Reede Road. After about a 10 minute walk, at the end of Reede Road turn left into Heathway. There are a few shops around this junction and The Lord Denham pub is about 20 yards up on your left’.
From The North
Leave the M25 at Junction 27 and take the M11 towards London. At the end of the M11 continue onto the A406 towards Docklands (A13) and London City Airport. At the intersection with the A13, turn onto this road in the direction of the Dartford Crossing. At the junction with the A1306, leave the A13 and join the A1306 towards Dagenham. At the third set of traffic lights turn left just before the McDonalds into Ballards Road. At the end of this road you will come to a large roundabout, (known as the Bull roundabout, after the public house of the same name) at which you turn left, into Rainham Road. Proceed up Rainham Road passing Dagenham East tube station on the left and Victoria Road is a quarter of a mile further on, on the same side of the road.
From The South
Leave the M25 at Junction 31 and take the A13 towards Central London. After approximately 4.6 miles, exit the A13 onto the slip road, signposted Dagenham/Dagenham East. At the end of the slip road at the double roundabout turn right, then going under the A13. At the T-junction turn left onto the A1306. At the second set of lights turn right onto the B178 (Ballards Road). At the end of this road you will come to a large roundabout, (known as the Bull roundabout, after the public house of the same name) at which you turn left, into Rainham Road. Proceed up Rainham Road passing Dagenham East tube station on the left and Victoria Road is a quarter of a mile further on, on the same side of the road.
There 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.