The SO Legal Stadium at Priory Lane has been the club’s home since 1983 and has an official capacity of 4,151. The Main Stand houses the Directors’ Suite and Main Sponsor’s Executive Suite; plus an Announcer’s Box and Press area. This covered, all seated stand, has a capacity of 542 seats and there are no supporting pillars, resulting in good views of the playing action. Further cover is provided by the Peter Fountain Stand (which houses a food bar), and the covered terracing which extends round behind the River End goal. There are 10 turnstiles in all, including one providing access from the rear car parks. Toilet facilities are provided adjacent to the Mick Green Stand, just inside the ground, and adjacent to the Main Stand.
- Adults – £13
- Concession (Over 65’s & Emergency Services) – £9
Address: Priory Lane, Eastbourne, East Sussex, BN23 7QH.
By Road: From Worthing take the A27, then the A22 towards Stone Cross and Westham. At the next roundabout take the first exit again towards Stone Cross and Westham. Continue towards Stone Cross village until you will come to a crossroads, with a church on your left and the Red Lion pub on the. Turn right just past the pub onto the B2104 Friday Street. At the end of Friday Street, turn left at the double mini-roundabout into Hide Hollow (B2191). After passing Eastbourne Crematorium on your right, turn right at the roundabout into Priory Road. The entrance to the ground is about 200 yards down the road on the left. There is a good-sized car park at the ground which holds 400 cars, part of which is allocated to away supporters and is free of charge. As there is only one entrance/exit to the car park, then this can lead to a bit of a bottleneck at the end of the game. Spectators are kindly requested to use the car parks provided and not to park in Priory Road, or the surrounding roads.
By Rail: The nearest station to the Priory Lane ground is Pevensey & Westham, which is around a mile and half away. However, it is not served by any practical public transport that can take you to the ground. It may be more practical to head for Eastbourne station instead. Although Eastbourne Station is around four miles away from the stadium, it does have public transport links and a taxi rank, whereas Pevensey & Westham does not. Get off at Eastbourne Station, walk off the platform and aim for the new exit at the one o’clock direction. Turn left at the taxi rank and to the new bus stop. This avoids the need to go into the town centre. Catch the Eastbourne Loop bus, going towards Langney. This bus passes the ground. Ask for a Dayrover ticket as it will act as a return ticket. Buses run every 15 minutes or so and the journey takes around 25 minutes. On a Saturday after the game has ended, the bus can be caught back into Eastbourne from outside the ground around every 15 minutes up to about 6pm, and stops in Gildredge road directly opposite the station. Otherwise grab a taxi up to the ground. If you do decide to go to Pevensey & Westham station, then it is a ten minute train ride from Eastbourne Station. Turn left out of the station towards the industrial units and past the cow fields then left at the roundabout into Priory Road to find the ground.
Ground Facilities & Away Pubs
On the rare occurrence that fans are segregated, then away supporters are housed in the River End Terrace (which does have some cover) at one end of the ground. The club is situated on the very outskirts of town, so there is little in the way of local pubs. There is though a large clubhouse at the ground that has two bars; the Sports Bar and the smaller Founders Bar. However, for larger games, this may be only open for home fans, so it may be an idea to check with the Club beforehand. Alternatively, there are three pubs within 20 minutes walk of the ground; ‘The Martello Inn’ on Langney Rise, ‘The Kingfisher Tavern’ at Langney Shopping Centre and ‘The Friday Street Farm’ which is a pub/restaurant in Friday Street. For those who arrive at Eastbourne Station, then there is the nearby London & County pub. Whilst for those alighting at Pevensey & Westham, then five minutes walk away in Westham, is the Heron pub on the High Street, that has a beer garden and also serves food.
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