Another Kent derby returns to the Kuflink Stadium this coming Bank Holiday Monday as we welcome Dover Athletic back after an absence of almost three years.
Following recent derbies in league competition against Dartford, Maidstone United, Tonbridge Angels and Welling United, we are looking forward to hosting Dover and their visiting supporters once again.
The decision has been made to segregate this match, however, following advice from our local safety group due to the action of a very small minority who are currently excluded from Crabble but have come to the attention of the authorities away from home. We wish to make it clear that this very tiny element have nothing at all to do with the main body of Dover supporters or the club itself to whom we extend a warm welcome and look forward to them returning to the Fleet and joining us for the match. Unfortunately, the reputation of this unrelated group who have attached themselves to some of the away visits recently has necessitated the decision to segregate.
As such, we are allocating Dover fans the Swanscombe End for the match, where there will be access to toilets, food and refreshment including mobile bar. A portion of seats in the old stand will also be made available for those who require them.
MATCHDAY GUIDANCE ——–>
Our online ticketing sales platform at fleetlive.club has tickets available until 12.00pm on matchday. We would advise pre-purchase for both your and our convenience in gaining admission to the ground.
On-the-day ticket sales for home fans are available from the windows by main reception, accepting card and cash payments. Turnstiles open at 1pm but they will only accept online tickets (printed out or on your device) and tickets bought at the windows on matchday. There is a dedicated gate for season-ticket holders but they may also use their cards through other turnstile gates.
Away supporters with tickets and those paying on the day should do so and enter via the Swanscombe End turnstiles to the left of the main entrance.
MAIN STAND BAR
For home supporters only to access the Main Stand bar, enter through the turnstiles and walk the length of the gangway in the Main Stand to the door at the Swanscombe (uncovered) End. There is signage pointing you in the direction. Dennis Kutrieb does a pre-match teamsheet run-through and he and other players attend the bar post-match as well for the man of the match presentation.
Please also support our post-match live music set after the game… supporters are welcome to join us after the final whistle for this free live entertainment.
Check out our food stalls (to the left of the main turnstiles entrance, there is our Würtsel Haus German sausage experience and straight ahead as you enter the ground is the Manhattan Grill for all your burger, hot dog and more needs!). Pop-up bars are also situated near to the turnstiles and by ‘Geeks Corner’ between the Plough End and old stand. Our new Hofmeister popup can be found in the marquee between the main turnstiles entrance and the Main Stand. Food and refreshments for away supporters will be available at the Swanscombe End.
Car-parking as per usual on matchdays is available at Ebbsfleet International Car Park C for £3. Please have the correct change if possible to aid our parking staff and again, we would recommend an early arrival. Please note that the areas near to Northfleet Station, namely Railway Street and Hamerton Road, are resident/permit-only parking and non-valid vehicles will be ticketed. The area on Thamesway before the roundabout as you approach the Kuflink Stadium is a designated clearway – though that is not particularly apparent as you approach – so you are advised not to park here because of the risk of being ticketed.
If you wish to purchase your programme in advance for collection from our club shop before you enter the ground, you can do so either via our online shop or when booking your matchday tickets online.
Programmes are also on sale at the ground from the club shop, the popup bar as you enter the turnstiles, the Main Stand tea kiosk or in the Social Club behind the Plough End, costing £3. Advance-order programmes will be available to pick up from the club shop before the game and before you enter the turnstiles.