All of us here at the Fleet have been working hard to welcome our supporters back into the ground for the first time since February 2020. The players, management and staff know the game hasn’t been the same without you and we’re eagerly awaiting the click of the turnstiles once more.
As you return tomorrow, please observe the below advice and cooperate with staff who are working under complex Covid guidelines for this match.
Please note that online sales will close off at 10am tomorrow (Saturday) morning. We do have tickets remaining for sales on the day (see link below), so you can purchase these from the ticket windows at the stadium entrance from 11am. We will be constantly monitoring the sales as they proceed up to kick-off to avoid going over the capacity limit we are under due to Covid regulations – and we will need to halt sales if we reach that total. We may also only have availability in certain stands remaining so choice may be limited.
Supporters are advised there are no tickets or payment available on the turnstiles – you must either be in possession of a valid QR code/ticket (printed out or on your phone) or a ticket bought on the day. Please note which stand you have purchased for and show stewards your ticket/phone – for this game we have set limits for each stand and there can be no movement between seats/stands at half-time.
There are one-way systems in operation in parts of the ground and around refreshment outlets – again, please observe these, they are in existence just until full restrictions are lifted on Monday.
Supporters should continue to follow all Government guidelines with regard to Covid-19 protocols. Infection rates are rising once more despite impending lockdown lifting. If you have any symptoms of COVID-19, or any reason to believe you may have risk of being infected, please DO NOT attend the game for the safety of you and others.
There are red and amber zones in effect and only certain personnel may enter the red zone. Some of this may interrupt your usual matchday routine so we do ask you to be understanding.
An online matchday programme will be available before the match free of charge. Check our website or social media for a download link.
Gates open at midday so why not get down early and enjoy a beer or two in the sun outside the Fleet Social Club?
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. Please note that the areas near to Northfleet Station, namely Railway Street and Hamerton Road, have become 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 and you are advised not to park here because of the risk of being ticketed.
Above all, however, we want you to thoroughly enjoy your return to the Kuflink Stadium. So we hope you will enjoy your afternoon and the football on display from Dennis Kutrieb’s side and a very talented West Ham outfit and we will see you all again on Tuesday night for the (slightly less guideline-heavy!) Colchester United match.