About The Fullicks Stadium
Whilst it has been many-a-year since The Rooks have been in town, those (like me) who have paid a visit in the past decade may not recognise the ground on entering. The main seating stand - a massive 900-seater named after Folkestone legend. the late Wilf Armory. The stand was damaged irreparably by gales over the Christmas and New Year period 2013/14, and subsequently demolished in the summer of 2014 when 336 seats were transferred to the Brian Merryman Stand - fondly previously known as The Grandads' Stand - on the opposite side of the pitch which offers some excellent views of the rolling North Downs in the distance.
The stadium's old uncovered terrace has now been renamed the Wilmoths Citroen End after one of our newer sponsors. This terrace backs onto Folkestone Cricket Ground (recently renovated as part of the Three Hills Sport Facility) and provides a great viewing point from behind the goal, especially through the summer months. This terrace is closest to the players' tunnel, the Sid Burvill Entrance and the main toilets located just inside the entrance.
Finally, there is the Remland Stand, aka the 'shed' stand, located at the Cheriton end of the stadium. Its long, low covered terrace stretches the entire width of the pitch, and the acoustics create a fantastic echo for match day noise. This is the diehard fans' favourite and creates the most noise and atmosphere.
Bar Invicta is located just outside the main turnstiles whilst there is another bar inside the ground along with some decent food options.
How to get to The Fullicks Stadium
It’s a fair old trek down to Folkestone Invicta but it is certainly worth the journey. Head up the A23/M23 then anti-clockwise on the M25. At junction 5 stay on the road as it becomes the M26. This will then become the M20 and you need to stay on this until junction 13, then head south onto the A20 (Cherry Garden Avenue). At the traffic lights, turn left onto the A2034 (Cheriton Road), pass the Harvey Grammar School and Stripes club – the ground is next left before Morrisons’ supermarket, opposite the cemetery. Some car parking is available at the ground, with street parking around Cherry Garden Avenue your alternative option. Journey time for the 100-mile trip is around an hour and a half assuming the traffic is good.
There is an alternative route cross-country for those averse to the British motorway system that involves following slow-moving vehicles down country lanes which is 40 miles shorter but may take around the same time.
If you are coming by rail then disembark at Folkestone West (Folkestone Central is about same distance from ground). On leaving the station follow Station Road right and take left onto Beachborough Road, then right onto Cheriton Road. The ground is visible on the left-hand side of the road, immediately after the Harvey Grammar School. It is around a 2-hour slog by train, either up to London Victoria and then out again or via Hampden Park and Ashford International.
Admission at The Fullicks Stadium
Admission this season is £11 for adults, £8 for concessions (senior citizens and students), Under18s £3 and accompanied under 5s are admitted free of charge.
Fancy a beer?
There’s very few pubs within walking distance of the ground, although there is the Park Inn Hotel opposite Folkestone Central. However, get into the town centre early and head down to the harbour-side for some excellent offerings on The Stade including The Royal George, The Ship Inn and The Mariner.