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Opened 2017

Capacity 3,500

Rating: 4.4

(533) Google Reviews

A nice Essex based football ground used by Aveley FC in the Isthmian League & Cannons Wood in the Thurlow Nunn League. Sheltered viewing on all sides. In the main stand there is a big hall with a bar, which can be hired for celebratory events.
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2 weeks ago
23/12/23 First ever visit to Parkside for a #VNLS match. Aveley FC 0-2 Slough Town. Adult entry £15, Students £10, Concessions £10, Programme £2, Pin badge £4. Free ample parking. I really enjoyed my first visit to Aveley and not just because of the result. I found the volunteers, stewards and supporters were all very friendly and welcoming. I will praise the stewards especially as they knew how to treat away fans (Please take note Bromley FC!) who recognised we were no threat and had come to enjoy the football and have a laugh. The ground itself is very nice. It’s a bit open to the elements, especially wind! The main stand seats around 150 and has the bar behind it. The bar is very good, big open space, plenty of room, several TV screens and super clean toilets (take note again Bromley FC). Behind each goal there are two small terraced stands which are covered. I’ve docked a star because of this because it looks weird and would be much better if they were together. Opposite the main stand is another 200 seat covered stand. There is wheelchair access and you would easily be able to make it around the ground. Overall I had an enjoyable visit and would highly recommend going if you’ve never been before. Thanks again Aveley and hope we get to play each other again next year.
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3 months ago
Very nice stadium and the right result on the day to, as we collected all three points.
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a week ago
It's nice and clean but they don't sell beer only large, don't ask the bar staff for beer as they think beer and ale are the same thing, apart from that not a bad place for a party.
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a week ago
I've catered for parties here as part of Walker's Catering Essex Plenty of parking and excellent facilities! Staff always friendly and happy to help. Thank you Walkers Catering Essex
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History (from Wikipedia)

Ground[edit]

The club played at Lodge Meadow until moving to Mill Field in 1952, at which point they gained the nickname the Millers.[2] The new ground was built by supporters on land they had purchased,[1] and a stand was bought from Grays Athletic for £100, subsequently becoming known as the Pepper Stand.[6] The ground was opened with a local derby match against Grays.[7] Terracing was installed on the other side of the ground, on which a 400-seat wooden stand was erected in 1958 at a cost of £2,600, together with additional terracing.[6] Floodlights were installed in 1967, with Grays again the visitors for the first match played under them.[7] At the time of its closure, the ground had a capacity of 4,000, of which 400 was seated and covered.[8]

During the 2010s the club bought the site of a former gravel pit from Thurrock Council using money raised from selling Mill Field to developers.[2] The 2016–17 season was the club's last at Mill Field, as they moved to Parkside for the start of the 2017–18 season.[9] The new ground featured two seated stands on either side of the pitch, one of which was built into the clubhouse, with the clubhouse roof overhang providing cover.[1] Two covered terraces were erected behind each goal, either side of the goalmouth, whilst an artificial pitch was installed.[1] In 2018, Parkside hosted a number of games in the CONIFA World Cup.[10]