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Away Fan Guide: Gillingham

25 August 2017

Information for supporters heading to Gillingham tomorrow…

What is the ground like?

Gillingham play at The MEMS Priestfield Stadium which can hold 11,582.

The stadium has been virtually rebuilt since the appointment of current chairman Paul Scally who took over in 1995.

The first of the stands to reopen was the Gordon Road Stand which opened in 1997. The Rainham End was opened in 1999, and is a single tier stand.

The impressive Medway Stand opened in 2000 and is two tiered, with a large lower tier and small upper tier. In-between these tiers are a row of executive boxes, which also have outside seating.

Away fans

Away fans are housed on one side of the Brian Moore Stand which is a temporary structure that has been situated on top of an existing terrace. This stand is named in memory of the legendary commentator and lifelong Gillingham fan, Brian Moore.

Around 1,500 supporters can be accommodated but is uncovered, so fans are advised to check the weather forecast ahead of the game for the appropriate clothing choice.


The Fleur De Lis pub on Gillingham Road, which is around a ten-minute walk from the stadium, has been designated by the local Police as an away fans pub. This pub shows BT Sports, serves hot and cold snacks and is family friendly.

To find this pub, with the away entrance behind you, walk down to the bottom of the street. Turn left and on reaching a roundabout (where the Livingstone Arms used to be and where there is a handy fish & chip shop) turn right onto Gillingham Road. The pub is up on the right.

Otherwise the ground is a walkable distance from the town centre, where a few pubs can be found.


Travelling by road

Leave the M2 at Junction 4 and take the A278 towards Gillingham. At the 3rd roundabout, turn left 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 take a right turn into Gillingham Road, the ground is down on your right. Post Code: ME7 4DD


There is a residents only parking scheme in operation around Priestfield Stadium, so if you want to street park, this will mean driving a bit further away to do so.


Programme - £3

(via football ground guide)

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