Smashing little stadium, Sunday 28th August was my first visit to Princes Park. I was very impressed, very pleasant helpful ground staff, easy access from the A2, plentiful parking, reasonable price entrance fee and the catering was not only good but also not over priced.
5 stars well done The Darts.
My first ever visit to Princes Park. Liked the stadium, especially the wrap around terracing. Friendly volunteers who are happy to chat about their team. Didn’t like the vastly inadequate car park which was full on arrival at 1:50pm! And I thought I was early!! 😂😂 On my third visit on 21/2/23, I was not available to pay by card at the turnstile. I had to walk round to the club shop to buy a ticket. All seemed a bit unnecessary to me 🤷♂️ It was £15 to get in. No discount offered if bought online in advance which is poor. Programmes are £2.50. Good quality and worth the money paid. I had a portion of cheesy chips for £3, disappointed with no vegetarian option in terms of burgers/pies/pasties so had to go without.
Went to see London City Lionesses, an enthusiastic and athletic team! Seating area was ok, shelter from rain but not the wind so wrap up warm. The refreshment stand wasn’t opened up for the ladies Sunday football but plenty of people had flasks and food with them. Toilets are basic but plenty of them on the home and away stands, clean and had soap and hot / cold running water. Parking is pretty good but it was over half-full an hour before the match started. You can bring your dog to Princes Park which is pretty cool but there’s nowhere for them to sit and the floor is bare concrete so they best have a shaggy coat or be comfortable sitting on your lap! There is security at the turnstiles and your bag will be checked.
Well appointed little stadium. Quite a different style of new build stadium with lots of wooden features rather than just concrete. Interesting wooden statue/man on one side terrace who reached as high as the roof (maybe the 12th man!).
Construction Construction work began on 14 November 2005. Designed by Alexander Sedgley architects, the stadium has a capacity of 4,100 (642 seated), and has been described as one of the most ecologically sound ever built. The pitch level is sunk two meters below the external ground level to reduce noise and light pollution. It is estimated to have cost around £7 million. The stadium was opened on 11 November 2006 when Dartford FC, who had been without a home ground in the borough since 1992, beat Horsham YMCA 4–2 in an Isthmian League Division One South league fixture, in front of a capacity 4,097 crowd. The stadium roof has a sedumroof blanket, a living roof that provides a natural air filtration system. solar panels on the roof serve the community changing areas and public toilets hot water storage cylinders. The roof is supported by treated Glulam timber beams. Water recycling system which serves the toilets within the clubhouse. Rain water is collected in the two large ponds at the north end of the stadium grounds. Underfloor heating on both levels of the clubhouse. Low energy lighting. Increased fabric insulation to give the clubhouse better thermal retention and efficiency. Condensing boilers to provide a more energy efficient system. Also excavated earth was reused for landscaping the external courtyard areas around the stadium. Facilities Princes Park has an all-weather training pitch available for community use, and the stadium's clubhouse which contains bars, banqueting suites and meeting rooms.
Located close to Dartford town centre and the M25 motorway, Princes Park is also served by a dedicated "Fastrack" bus stop. The use of public transport for travel to the stadium is encouraged, although there is a dedicated car park with spaces for up to 300 vehicles. Vehicle access is via Grassbanks, a new road named by the winner of a local newspaper competition. On non-matchdays, this is available for use as a "park and ride" station for users of the Fastrack bus service.