Travel Guide: Dartford FC

Worthing will travel to Dartford’s Bericote Powerhouse Princes Park on Saturday 27th August, in the National League South.

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Dartford
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Worthing
  • Kealy (51')
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National League South Saturday 27th August, 2022

The Darts moved to the Stadium in 2006 – having spent some years sharing with other clubs following the sale of the old Watling Street ground. The opening game at the stadium produced what is still the record attendance of 4,097 v Horsham.

When the new stadium was designed & built, Dartford FC and the local Council ensured it included some key attributes to the stadium to make it as accessible as possible. A unique feature is the ‘Oak Man’ – a wooden sculpture inside the stadium with his arms above his head. From a distance it looks like he is holding up the roof!

Tickets

  • £15.00 – Adult
  • £10.00 – Concession/Over 65’s
  • £ 5.00 – 13 to 17 years old
  • £ 2.00 – Junior

You can buy tickets online, or purchase at the turnstiles using cash only. For anyone wanting to use card, you can buy your tickets in the club shop.

Travel

Address: Bericote Powerhouse Princes Park, Grassbanks, Dartford, Kent, DA1 1RT.

By Road

From M25: Anticlockwise leave the M25 at junction 2 for Canterbury/M2/Dartford/A225. At the junction take the third exit for Dartford (A225) – at the roundabout take the second exit for Dartford (Princes Road).

Turn left at Darenth Rd traffic lights, then turn second left at Grassbanks.

There is free car parking and it is advised to arrive 45 minutes before kick-off for most games to ensure getting a space.

By Train

Dartford Railway Station is just over a mile away from Princes Park. It is served by trains from Charing Cross and London Bridge.

Exit the station straight ahead towards the Orchard Theatre/Shopping Centre. Do NOT cross the bridge but take the steps/ramp down to the bus stops. Take the Fastrack B service towards Bluewater/Gravesend and alight at the Princes Park stop.

From here buses run every 10 mins during the day. On foot it’s a 10-15 minute walk from Dartford town centre largely alongside the Fast Track busway. Alternatively a taxi from the station to the stadium will cost around £5.

Ground Facilities

Turnstiles will be open from 1.30pm for a 3pm kick off. This match is not segregated and food and drink will be available to both sets of fans.

There’s a small bar at the stadium called the Defluo Bar which is specifically for away fans, with it’s entrance in the car park at the away end of the stadium. The two other bars at the stadium are more for home supporters.

Away Pubs

The nearest pub is the Ivy Leaf on Darenth Road, which is roughly a five minute walk away (from the stadium entrance turn right along Darenth Road, cross over the main road at the traffic lights and the pub is further up Darenth Road on the right). Then along the same road is the Malt Shovel, which also serves food.

Alternatively, Dartford Town Centre is around a 15 minute walk away, here there are lots of pubs/bars. Ones that stand out are Wat Tyler on the High Street, the Paper Moon Wetherspoons opposite, and on Spital Street another Wetherspoons outlet called the Flying Boat.

More Information

For more information and reviews read the football ground guide or check out dartfordfc.com, Enjoy your visit!