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VICTORIA ROAD
 
Victoria Road was a League ground for 10 seasons;
from July 1st, 2007 to June 30th, 2016 .

Victoria Road was the 212nd
ground to be used for a League game.

Current Capacity 6,078

Year opened 1955

 
GROUND HISTORY adapted from "The Ultimate Directory of English & Scottish Football League Grounds"
 

Located in Dagenham on the west side of Rainham Road [A1112], Victoria Road has existed as a sports ground since 1917, when it was used by the Sterling Works football team, whose factory was adjacent to the north side. The venue remained very basic, with just a pavilion at the east end, until well after WWII and was not fully enclosed until the summer of 1955 when Briggs Sports FC moved out to Rush Green Road and Dagenham FC moved in from The Arena. Improvements made at that time included the levelling and re-seeding of the pitch and extension of the banking and terracing. By this time the only cover was a small steep and narrow wooden stand which possessed a few seats but on January 7th, 1956 an 800 seater main stand was opened on the south side and in 1958 a cover was erected on the north side. No further improvements were made until 1990 when Redbridge Forest FC arrived to groundshare and built a new stand at the west end of the ground, on the south side and replaced the grass banking at the west end with concrete terracing.

Redbridge Forest merged with Dagenham in July 1992 to form Dagenham & Redbridge FC and in 2001 the timber-built main stand was replaced with a new 800 seater, subsequently named the “Carling Stand”, and further improvements brought the capacity up to 6,078 with 1,000 seats. The record attendance of 5,949 was subsequently set at the 3rd Round FA Cup tie v. Ipswich Town (1-4) on January 5th, 2002. In 2003 the ground was sponsored for three years and re-named as “The Glyn Hopkin Stadium”. The pitch size is 112 x 72 yards
 

GROUND DETAILS adapted from "The Extreme Groundhoppers Guide"
 
Ground address: Victoria Road, Dagenham, RM10 7XL
Main phone number: 0208 592 1549
Ticket office: 0208 592 1549
Ticket prices: Adults Ł20, Concessions Ł13
 
If driving to ground: Driving Directions North: Leave the M25 at Junction 27 and take the M11 towards London. At the end of the M11 continue onto the A406 towards Docklands (A13) and London City Airport. At the junction with the A13, turn onto this road in the direction of the Dartford Crossing. Then at the junction with the A1306, leave the A13 and join the A1306 towards Dagenham. At the third set of traffic lights turn left just before the McDonalds into Ballards Road and follow this until you reach a roundabout opposite a petrol station. At this roundabout (known as the Bull roundabout) at which you turn left, into Rainham Road. Go up Rainham Road passing Dagenham East tube station on the left and Victoria Road is a quarter of a mile further on, on the same side of the road. South: Leave the M25 at Junction 31 and take the A13 towards Central London. After approximately 4.6 miles, exit the A13 onto the slip road (signposted Dagenham/ Dagenham East). At the end of the slip road at the double roundabout turn right, then going under the A13. At the T-junction turn left onto the A1306. At the second set of lights turn right onto the B178 (Ballards Road), and follow this until you reach a roundabout opposite a petrol station. At this roundabout (known as the Bull roundabout) at which you turn left, into Rainham Road. Go up Rainham Road passing Dagenham East tube station on the left and Victoria Road is a quarter of a mile further on, on the same side of the road. There is no parking available at the ground itself. However there is plenty of street parking, some of which is available on the main Rainham Road.
 
If using Public Transport: Take the District Line to Dagenham East (and not Dagenham Heathway or you will have a longer walk). Turn left as you come out of the station and walk down Rainham Road the ground is clearly sign posted and only five minutes’ walk away. Take the underground (Northern Line) to Bank then walk over to Monument and take the underground from there it only takes 30 minutes
 
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