Priestfield (capacity 11,582)
Gillingham are amongst a decreasing number of clubs who still play at the same stadium as when they were founded. However, as you might imagine, Priestfield has undergone significant change since it opened in 1893. It went through extensive redevelopment in the late 1990’s/early 2000’s, which reduced the capacity from nearly 20,000 to 11,500.
The Medway Stand was opened in 2000, replacing the Main Stand. This is an impressive two-tiered stand and houses the club offices, club shop and changing rooms. The Rainham End is located behind one of the goals, and houses the club’s most vocal supporters. The Brian Moore End which houses away fans is temporary seating.
Away fans visiting Priestfield Stadium are located in one half of the Brian Moore Stand, nearest the Medway Stand, with a typical allocation of around 1,500.
There is a residents only parking scheme around Priestfield Stadium itself but if you drive slightly further away from the stadium there is street parking and a couple of car parks available. However, arriving early is advisable.
We’ve compiled a list of car parks, below, near to Priestfield for hassle free parking while you’re at the match.
|Car Park||Sat Nav||Cost||Distance to Ground||Description|
|Croneens Yard Car Park||ME7 1YF||£2.50||0.8km||The car park on Railway Street near Gillingham Railway Station is a popular option for away fans to park. It’s just a 5 minute walk to the stadium from here.|
|Woodlands Primary School||ME7 2AP||£3||0.8km||The club itself recommends parking at Woodlands Primary School, but with just 100 spaces it soons gets full, so arrive early to avoid disappointment. Also, if it is a Saturday game then the gates lock at 6pm, so try to make a reaosnably quick escape after the full time whistle.|
|Lady of Gillingham Catholic Church||ME7 1YL||£3||0.6km||The local church offers matchday parking at just £3 per car, but it is advisable to arrive early as it quickly fills up.|
|Larkfield Avenue (street parking)||ME7 2LN||Free||1.0km||If street parking is your preferred choice, then there is availability in Larkfield Avenue. However, cars are left at your own risk.|
Gillingham Railway Station is just a ten minute walk from Priestfield, and is served by trains from London Victoria, St Pancras, Stratford International, and Charing Cross. Exit the station to your left on to Balmoral Road and continue until you reach the crossroads. Cross over on to Priestfield Road, and you will then see the stadium approaching in front of you.
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There are a number of away friendly pubs near Priestfield, all of which cater to different needs. Please note, however, that some bars require club colours to be covered and some do not allow children.
However, rather than take our word for it, we want to give you the view from other away fans who have visited Priestfield.
Over the coming months we will be building up fans reviews of the best places to drink on an away trip to Gillingham, and you’ll be able to find them here.
In the meantime, we’ve included a map below with all the best away pubs highlighted for you.
See what other away fans think of Gillingham’s Priestfield in our ‘Away Day Reviews’.
If you’ve already been, then you can share your experience with us by writing your own review.
See how Gillingham perform in our away day rankings, where away fans rate the pie, pint, cuppa and away day overall.
Check out our photo gallery where you can view other away fans’ photos. You can also share your own experience by uploading your own!