Home of Dagenham & Redbridge FC

Opened 1917

Capacity 6,078

Rating: 4.3

(623) Google Reviews

The stadium has an easy commute, by car or by train. Not very crowded. Stewards very helpful will navigate how to find your seat. You can also get half time food and drinks at a reasonable price. Seats are allocated for the home team, if you are with the away team, better arrive early as there are no seats or allocated ones. But either way it is a great atmosphere. Especially when West Ham women are playing it is nice and it is very safe and suitable for young children as well.
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2 months ago
I have been to a few matches and had a great time every visit. The club has good facilities, a number of bars and good food. The ground has standing and seated stands. There is a well stocked club shop. All of the stewards and staff are helpful and very friendly. There are surrounding cafes and pubs for before and after the match. The ground is conveniently located close to Dagenham East statiion. A great place for a day with friends and family
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a year ago
Had a great time watching the Hammers today, especially because my daughter was a mascot for today's cup game. Good win!!! Nice pitch and ground, the ladies could do with some more support. So get down for a game or two well worth a family trip out. 05/02/23 Sell out game against Arsenal tonight with a hard fought, well-earned 0-0 draw. Great atmosphere and Ian Wright in the stands probably split with loyalties.....haha, go Irons.... *Update* 01/10/23 Start of the Womens Super League season, great game 0-2 loss to Manchester City could have been a lot worse for not a great penalty save by Super Mac. Still the the ladies battle hard, and it was nice to see a lot of England internationals in action even if they play for the opposition. COYI
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6 months ago
Nice little ground, standing and seating available in home end, seating for away fans, all stands have cover apart from behind one goal. Away fans allowed in social club, has a club shop outside the ground so away fans can get their badges, stewards and staff give a warm welcome. Seemed a decent friendly club.
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2 years ago
A friendly club with a tidy little stadium. The side terrace has the most noisy home fans. If you like a proper football experience without the prawn sandwich brigade and the tourists then pay a visit to the Daggers.
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a year ago

History (from Wikipedia)

The site on Victoria Road has been a football ground since 1917, when it was used by Sterling Athletic, the works team of the adjacent Sterling Telegraph and Electric Company factory. The ground was next used by another works team, Briggs Motor Bodies, later known as Briggs Sports. It was not fully enclosed until the summer of 1955, when Briggs Sports moved out to Rush Green Road, and Dagenham F.C. moved there from the Dagenham Arena.[1] During that summer they levelled and re-seeded the pitch, removed the stones from the playing surface and extended the banking and the terracing. The only cover was a tiny wooden stand, which was steep and narrow and had a few rows of seating on the far side of the ground. The main stand was built in the autumn of 1955 and was opened on 7 January 1956 by J.W. Bowers, chairman of the Essex County Football Association. During the summer of 1956 the turnstile block at the Victoria Road side of the ground and the men's toilets situated at the Victoria Road were added. In the summer of 1958 the cover over the far side was erected at a cost of £1,400. The first floodlit match at Victoria Road was Dagenham v Woodford Town in the FA Youth Cup on 26 September 1957 and the first senior match was a friendly against Rainham Town on 19 March 1958. The attendance record was set in 1967 with the visit of Reading in the FA Cup when 7,200 crammed into the ground.

Although the ground was regularly maintained, it changed little until the arrival of Redbridge Forest in 1990 to ground share. They paid for a new stand to be erected in the corner of the ground to increase the 
seating capacity and replaced the grass banking with concrete terracing. These improvements brought the ground up to the standard required by the Football ConferenceRedbridge Forest and Dagenham merged in July 1992 to become Dagenham & Redbridge and the ground improvements have continued right up to the present day. In 1995 they replaced the crumbling pitch perimeter wall with a new brick-built one and two years later rebuilt the toilet block at the Victoria Road end of the ground. The club brought in Bill O'Neil from Atcost to design and build a new purpose-built stand. The new 800-seater, which brings the seating capacity to over one thousand, was used for the first time for the Essex Senior Cup final against Canvey Island on 4 August 2001, twelve weeks after the old stand was last used. During summer 2001 new turnstile blocks were constructed and the eight floodlights were replaced with four corner ones.

In October 2001, 
Bass Brewery agreed a £150,000 sponsorship of the new stand, now named the Carling Stand. This provided the funds for the improvements to continue and a number of crush barriers were installed in 2002, which helped ease the flow of spectators around the ground along with a new walkway behind the covered terrace. Whilst the Dagenham & Redbridge record attendance is 5,949, set against Ipswich Town in January 2002, these improvements have enabled the ground to meet Football League status and the capacity is now 6,078. In July 2007 a new sponsorship deal was set up with the Barking and Dagenham London Borough Council with the stadium renamed the London Borough of Barking & Dagenham Stadium.[2]

The Traditional Builders & Contractors Ltd Stand at the west end of the ground (Pondfield Road end) was built during the close season of 2009; it has a capacity of 1,240 and is all seated. Access to the away stand is via gates at the far end of the ground from the entrance via Victoria Road. The stand has disabled facilities, and also incorporates a bar, snack bar, and new club office and changing facilities. The players now emerge onto the pitch from a tunnel in the stand (left) rather than the old tunnel in the middle of the Carling Stand.

The floodlights were replaced in the summer of 2012, bringing the stadium fully up to the new Football League regulations with regards to floodlighting.

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