Dover Athletic Travel Guide

Making the journey down to Dover this weekend? SLO Kristine Green has provided the following information to help make your trip run as smooth as possible.

What colour kit will the team be wearing?

We’re in red for this game. 

What’s the ticket information?

It’s pay on the turnstile only for this fixture – either cash or card is accepted.  However, the extra to transfer to seating (£1.50 adult, £1.00 concession and U11 free) is payable by cash only in the ground.

Adult –      £18.00

Over 60 – £15.00

Under 18 – £9.00

Under 11 – Free with accompanying adult.

What stand are we in?

We’re in the Dover End Terrace with seating located in Block A of the Main Stand.

What time will turnstiles open?

Turnstiles open at 1.30pm.

How do I get to the ground?

Post Code is CT17 0JB

Leave the M25 at Junction 2 onto the A2 and then M2 towards Dover, where it’ll turn into the A2 again. At the roundabout with McDonald’s on your left take the fourth exit towards Dover North/River.  At the bottom of the hill, there’s another roundabout where you’ll take the first exit towards Dover Town Centre. At the traffic lights, you take a right, almost back onto yourself which brings you onto Crabble Road. Follow the road under the railway bridge and the entrance to the ground is on the left.

Using the M25 brings toll charges. Dartford Crossing charges must be paid by midnight the night after you cross online. www.gov.uk/pay-dartford-crossing-charge Here you can also set up an account for autopay.

Where is the best place to park?

There is no parking at the ground for supporters. There’s plenty of parking on the surrounding roads – although it’s close to the ground, it is partly uphill to the stadium from the main road. 

What is the nearest train station to the stadium and what is the approximate distance and walking time?

The closest station to the ground is Kearsney which is about a 10-15 minute walk away. Dover Priory is 2 miles away from the ground. Both are served by London Victoria via Canterbury – some trains don’t stop at Kearsney so make sure the one you are using does, these include trains from Charing Cross via Ashford.

 Recommended pubs for away fans?

The Club House at the ground is home fans only.

The Cricketers on Crabble Avenue is the closest, across the road from the rugby club.  On the way from the station, you have the Royal Oak.

There are plenty of pubs within the town centre itself but this is a good 30-minute walk away and partly uphill.  Consider a taxi if this is what you are looking to do.

Food available in the area?

Not a huge amount is available around the ground and the town centre is a good 30-minute walk away.

Where is the nearest cash machine to the Stadium?

The nearest cash machine is at the Cooperative food store on Crabble Hill but it’s a fair walk from the ground and on the way to the town centre.

What food and drink is available at the stadium?

There is no alcohol in the away end and only home fans can use the Centre Spot bar at the ground.

It’s the usual burgers, chips and hot/cold drinks available.

Is a programme available?

No details provided – can only find information on a digital programme.

What is the policy on flags?

Please follow the instructions of stewards.

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