Next Up – AFC Bournemouth 1

Manager      Eddie Howe

Founded      1890 (as Boscombe St. John’s Institute FC but dissolved in 1899 and reformed in 1899 as Boscombe FC)1887

Ground        Dean Court, Bournemouth

Address       Kings Park Bournemouth Dorset BH7 7AF

Capacity      12,000

 

 

Driving to AFC Bournemouth

AFC Bournemouth is located just outside of Bournemouth in Kings Park. When driving to the ground, follow the brown road signs with a football logo to get to the Goldsands Stadium. Please note some of the signs may refer to the ground as Dean Court.

Travelling from the North

Follow the M6, exiting onto the M42 towards London, Warwick and Solihull, exiting at junction 3a onto the M40. Leave the M40 at junction 9, taking the A31 / A34 exit. At the Wendlebury Interchange, take the 3rd exit onto the A34 towards Oxford / Newbury.

At the roundabout, take the 3rd exit onto the M3. Follow the M27 and A31, exiting onto the A338 towards Bournemouth. Take the exit towards Boscombe, taking the 2nd exit at the roundabout, into King’s Park Drive. The ground is on the left.

Travelling from the South East

Follow the A27, M27 and A31, exiting onto the A338 towards Bournemouth. Take the exit towards Boscombe, taking the 2nd exit at the roundabout, into King’s Park Drive. The ground is on the left.

Travelling from the South West

Follow the A35 to the A338. On the A338 take the slip road to the Springbourne Roundabout signposted King’s Park. Take the 3rd exit off the roundabout and at the fire station stay in the left hand lane and turn left onto Holdenhurst Road. Stay to the left and go straight through at the traffic lights (the Queens Park Pub should be on your right). Take the third exit at the small roundabout and into Kings Park itself.

Car Parking

Free matchday parking is available at Harewood College, which is only a 10 minute walk across the park to Vitality Stadium –This parking facility has the advantage of being away from the congestion around Kings Park, and will be manned by a steward until kick-off. If you do use Satellite Navigation System please refer to Harewood College as Harewood Avenue.

A supporters’ car park is situated at the south of the ground behind the new south stand. Parking is £1 on a match day, but please note that charges apply after midnight.

You may experience delays in leaving the car park after the final whistle, please be aware that there is an exit at the south end of the car park which will bring you out via Gloucester Road in Boscombe.

Additional Parking

The Sovereign Centre on Christchurch Road, approximately a 10 minute walk from the ground. Parking fees apply and are dependent on length of stay.
Approx 175 miles, 3 hour travelling

Pubs

Away fans are welcome in the Christopher Creeke pub a short distance from the ground

Around a 10-15 minute walk away is the Sir Percy Florence Wetherspoons outlet on Christchurch Street, in nearby Boscombe. Away fans are welcome at this pub, but no colours are allowed. Next door to Wetherspoons is the Mello Mello bar which also admits away supporters (and with colours).

By Train

The nearest train station is Pokesdown which is roughly a mile from the ground and is around a 15 minute walk away. Exit the station and turn right down the main Christchurch Road (A35) for 400m and turn right into Gloucester Road. Follow the road to the bottom and arrive at Goldsands Stadium.

Trains take approx 4 hrs 30 mins and last train back is just before 7-00pm Cheap return £106-20

Please check the cost and times of trains etc. All information is provided in good faith but the Foxes Trust cannot be held responsible for any errors. With thanks to Bournemouth AFC and the Football Ground Guide