Nice ground with decent surroundings. Shop and small restaurant right next to the ground as well as selling food inside the ground. Pitch quality was good as well but still near start of the season so should be.
12/2/22 First ever visit to the Kufflink Stadium. Ebbsfleet United 1-2 Slough Town. £20 entry for me plus my son as a family ticket, Programme £3. Loved the ground which combines modern with old school. At one end it’s open terracing with big steps so the views are really good. The opposite end is covered temporary seating. You can see the old terrace behind the seats. At either side you have one massive new stand with seats, which has the tiniest of roofs which means if it rains you’re going to get wet. Opposite is a beautiful old wooden stand with covered seats. Some of your view will be obscured due to the number of posts keeping the roof up. There is a small terrace next to the wooden stand in one of the corners. The volunteers were welcoming and friendly. I would recommend a visit as I do really like the older parts of the ground which include lots of old turnstiles.
I have docked a star due to the behaviour of some of the younger Ebbsfleet fans who thought it would be funny to unclip and run off with one of our supporters flags. This is not acceptable behaviour in my view. If you can’t take a defeat then don’t bother going. It caused unnecessary confrontations and spoiled what was a really good match. The stewards were inept and didn’t step in. Not sure why they were there to be honest. I don’t want to watch non league football in segregated grounds. The beauty of being able to move around and enjoy different views is brilliant. The stewards needed to step up and do what they are meant to be doing, ensuring the safety and enjoyment of all supporters.
Ebbsfleet United, then called Gravesend and Northfleet F.C., played its first ever match after the merger of the two Kent clubs at Stonebridge Road in August 1946 against Hereford United. The Fleet won that first match 3–0 with more than 5,000 fans in attendance. The stadium's record attendance is 12,032, which was achieved against Sunderland in February 1963 in an FA Cup Fourth Round tie. In April 2002, the Fleet gained promotion to the top level of non-league football, the Conference National, by defeating Bedford Town on the last day of the season at The New Eyrie. The season also saw the highest modern day attendance at Stonebridge Road, an official figure of 4,068 spectators was announced for the game was against title rivals Canvey Island, although unofficial estimates put the number closer to 6,000 fans. Following the club's victory in the FA Trophy in May 2008, the parade honouring Ebbsfleet United's victorious squad started at Stonebridge Road. In July 2014, the construction company PHB agreed a sponsorship deal with the club to rename the stadium as The PHB Stadium, Stonebridge Road. A new sponsorship deal for stadium naming rights was struck in 2017 and the ground is currently The Kuflink Stadium. Future In August 2009 proposals for a new stadium as part of redevelopments in the local areas were rejected by Kent County Council and Gravesham Borough Council. After the owners of the freehold put the site up for auction on 21 September, a group of former directors, Ebbsfleet supporters and MyFootballClub members set up a limited company to raise the funds to buy out the freehold.
On 17 September 2009, Gravesham Borough Council announced that they had bought the ground, to be leased to the club at £1 per year, but with the option of the Club purchasing it from the Council if sufficient funds can be raised. In 2016, work began on a new multi-million pound redevelopment of the stadium with the demolition of the Liam Daish stand and adjoining terracing. The resulting structure on the Stonebridge Road side will house all of the operational and commercial offices, as well as hospitality and social facilities and seating. The new stand opened for supporters in December 2016 and was fully operational in November 2017.
Because National League requirements state a stadium capacity of 4,000 is in place, the club completed work on a £200,000 strengthening of the Swanscombe End terrace to bring the Kuflink Stadium up to a capacity of 4,769, from its previous 3,134.