Travel Guide: Concord Rangers

The Mackerels travel to face Concord Rangers on Tuesday 27th September in the National League South.

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Concord Rangers
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  • Pearce (19')
National League South Tuesday 27th September, 2022

The home side play at The Aspect Arena (although most fans still call it Thames Road) and were formed in 1967. Originally playing friendly matches on a pitch along the Canvey Island seafront, they took their name from the close by Concord Beach.

The Beach Boys’ moved to the current stadium in 1985, having prior to that played their games at Waterside Farm, on Canvey Island. On one side is a small Main Stand, which runs for around half the length of the pitch.

This is covered and has just four rows of seating and at the back there is a small press box, although at each end of this are two small additional seating areas.

Opposite on the Caravan Park side of the stadium, it is mostly open with a flat walkway running down behind the pitch perimeter.

Tickets

You can buy tickets at the turnstiles using card or card.

Travel

Address: The Aspect Arena, Thames Road, Canvey Island, SS8 0HH.

Coach Tickets to Concord Rangers

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By Road

Exit the M25 at junction 30 and merge on to the A13 travelling east towards Tilbury and Basildon.

Remain on the A13 until you reach Sadlers Farm roundabout (after approx. 13 miles). At the roundabout take the exit signposted to Canvey Island (Canvey Way, A130). At the end of the road, take the third exit at the roundabout on to Canvey Road, and at the next roundabout take the first exit and remain on Canvey Road.

Continue forward as the road becomes Long Road, then turn right on to Thorney Bay Road, then right again on to Thames Road. The Aspect Arena is towards the end of the road on your left hand side.

There is a good sized car park at the ground and street parking on the road running alongside it.

By Train

The nearest railway station is Benfleet which is located just under three miles away from the ground. Benfleet station is served by trains from London Fenchurch Street.

There is a taxi rank outside the station. It will cost around £10 for a cab to the ground.

Alternatively First Bus runs regular services from Benfleet Railway Station to Canvey Island. Both services Number 21 (from Bus Stop A) and Number 27 (From Bus Stop C) go along Thorney Bay Road, which is at the top of Thames Road for the ground. See the First Bus website for timetables and fares.

Ground Facilities

Turnstiles will be open from 6.15pm. This match is not segregated and food and drink will be available to both sets of supporters.

At the ground you will find the aptly named ‘Beach Bar’, which is a fair size bar and open to all.

Away Pubs

Due to the remote location of the ground, there is nothing else within walking distance, in terms of pubs and eating establishments. There are a couple of pubs and restaurants in Canvey Island itself and if you have time, then a ten minute drive further along the river bank is the Lobster Smack pub which also serves food.

More Information

For more information and reviews read the football ground guide or check out concord-rangers.co.uk, Enjoy your visit!