The Victoria Road ground, currently known as the London Borough of Barking & Dagenham Stadium, for sponsorship purposes, has been the home of Dagenham and Redbridge FC since 1955.
It has a capacity of 6,000. On the South side of the ground is the covered, all-seater Carling (Main) Stand which was opened in 2001. The Carling Stand only runs for about ¾ of the length of the pitch and towards the Pondfield Road End is the Barking College Stand, which is not as high as the Main Stand and set further back from the pitch. Its 200 seats are given to away fans.
The bulk of the away supporters used to be housed in the Pondfield Road End, an open terrace, which is only 6 steps high. Since the 2010/11 season however, away fans have been housed in the 1,200 capacity Marcus James Stand, which is the biggest stand in the ground. Behind the other goal is the home end, the Bury Road End, which also houses the club shop. The ground is completed by the old fashioned looking North Terrace, affectionately known by the home fans as “The Sieve,” since it was once renowned for its leaking roof.
How to get to Victoria Road
The Victoria road ground is in Dagenham, Essex RM10 7XL.
Drivers arriving from the North should exit the M25 at junction 27, taking the M11 towards London. At the end of the M11 continue onto the A406 towards Docklands (A13) and London City Airport. Join the A13 towards Dagenham / Dartford Tunnel. Approaching Dagenham, there is a leisure complex on the left. Exit the A13 and take the A1306 towards Dagenham. At the third set lights, turn left Ballards Road. At the large roundabout at the end of Ballards Road, turn left into Rainham Road. Dagenham East tube station is on the left and the Victoria Road ground is about ¼ mile further on, also on the left.
From the South, exit the M25 at junction 31, taking the A13 towards Central London. After about 4½ miles, take the turnoff for Dagenham / Dagenham East. Turn right at the double roundabout, going under the A13 and turn left at the T-junction, onto the A1306. At the 2nd set of lights, turn right into Ballards Road. Directions to the ground are then as above.
Dagenham East tube station, on the District Line, is just a few minutes walk from the ground. However, the tube journey from Central London can take as long as 45 minutes. Some fans suggest that it may be more convenient to take an overland train from Fenchurch Street to Barking, then the tube to Dagenham East. Click here to check the current train timetables
The nearest airport is London City, at a distance of 5½ miles. Air travellers can take the no. 473 bus from bus stop K, to Plaistow tube station, then the District Line tube to Dagenham East. Click here to check the current flight times
There are several taxi companies in Dagenham that can take you to and from Victoria Road. You can always prebook a private hire taxi, or hail a black cab on any highway.
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Where to Park?
The club has a free, decent sized car park at the ground. However, spaces need to be reserved in advance.
Visitors advise that there is plenty of street parking available, on the main Rainham Road and in the other roads in the surrounding area.
Away Friendly Pubs near Victoria Road
The Social Club at the ground usually admits away fans on payment of a small charge. It is basic, but comfortable, offering reasonably priced beer and Sky Sports. It is also contains a betting outlet and programme booth. The Eastbrook pub, on Rainham Road, has also been recommended. This smart, elegant pub serves real ales and has Sky TV. It also serves food, including the East-end classic, pie and mash.
Hotels near Victoria Road
The Express By Holiday Inn Hotel Newbury Park (pictured left) – Newbury Park, 713 Eastern Avenue, Redbridge, London IG2 7RH offers contemporary rooms with power shower, tea/coffee making facilities and LCD flat-screen interactive television. Guest reviews indicate a clean, comfortable, quiet hotel. It is within 4 miles of Victoria Road.
The 4-star Ramada Hotel London Docklands (pictured right), Excel, 2 Festoon Way, Royal Victoria Dock, London E16 1RH has a stunning water’s edge position and offers comfortable accommodation and superb cuisine with a welcoming atmosphere, 6 miles from Victoria Road.