Ebbsfleet United

Kuflink Stadium

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Capacity: 4,769 (Seating 2,179)
Address: Northfleet, Gravesend, Kent DA11 9GN
Telephone: 01474 533796
Fax: 01474 324754
Pitch Size: To be advised
Pitch Type: Grass
Club Nickname: The Fleet
Year Ground Opened: 1905
Undersoil Heating: No

All areas of the Kuflink Stadium
Adults £17
Over 60’s/Students £14
Under 17’s £9
Under 12’s £1

Record Attendance
12,032 v Sunderland
FA Cup 4th Round, 12th February 1963

Average Attendance
2017-2018: 1,563 (National League)
2016-2017: 1,314 (National League South)
2015-2016: 1,302 (National League South)

 

The Stonebridge Road ground has seen some new development with the building of a new Main Stand on one side. This new stand which was opened in November 2017, runs the full length of the pitch. It is unusual looking in that the roof is situated quite high above the seating area, with a tall back wall. The Main Stand roof also curves upwards in the middle over the halfway line. It has a capacity of 1,016 seats. On the opposite side of the ground is an old but classic looking wooden Main Stand. This single tiered covered stand, is all seated and runs for around half the length of the pitch.

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This stand has a fair number of supporting pillars running along the front of it, although the seating is raised above pitch level. There is also a tiny terrace in front of this stand. At one is end is a covered stand, known as the Plough End, gaining its name from the former pub that was situated just behind it. This is a former covered terrace, which has since had 534 seats installed. From a distance, this stand looks quite picturesque as it is has a wooded hill just beyond it.

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The opposite end, known as the Swanscombe End, is an open terrace, that is dominated by a huge electricity pylon which sits directly behind it. In 2018 this had a number of new safety crush barriers installed as well as an electric scoreboard at its rear. The ground is completed by a set of new floodlights which were installed in the Summer of 2014. The Club Shop is located inside the ground. In 2017 the Stonebridge Road ground was renamed the Kuflink Stadium in a five year sponsorship deal.

Inside the ground is a comfortable Fleet Lounge Club Bar which is popular with both home and away fans alike. However, it may be advisable to check before entering the ground, whether segregation is in place, as if so, then as an away supporter you may not be able to gain access to it. It normally has a locally produced real ale on sale. Otherwise about a ten minute walk away near to Swanscombe Railway Station is the George and Dragon, which has a selection of up to six real ales and ciders available. It also serves food and has the added benefit of showing televised sports. It is also listed in the CAMRA Good Beer Guide. It normally has a good mix of home and away fans inside.

A similar length of a walk but in the opposite direction into Northfleet will lead you to the Edinburgh Castle pub on the High Street and close to Northfleet Railway Station in Rose Street, is the aptly named Rose pub. There are also a number of fast food outlets situated along the High Street.

First thing to note is that the ground is in Northfleet.

From the M25 (South)
Leave the M25 at Junction 2 and take the A2 towards Gillingham. Then take the B262 towards Stone/Greenhithe. At the end of the B262 turn right onto the A226 towards Northfleet & Gravesend. Keep on this road until you reach the ground on your left.

From the M25 (North) – Dartford Bridge
After coming over the bridge keep to the left hand lanes and after passing through the toll booths turn left onto the A226, towards Northfleet. Keep on this road until you reach the ground on your left.

There is no parking available for visiting fans at the ground, however there is some street parking to be found on side roads off the A226. Otherwise as Keith Wood adds; ‘Parking is available on matchdays in Car Park C at Ebbsfleet International, which also costs £3’. The car park is about a five minute walk away from the ground.

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