Home of Folkestone Invicta FC

Since 1914

Capacity 4,000

Rating: 4.4

(223) Google Reviews

Excellent old style football ground very welcome and great match between Folkstone Invicta v Chatham Town. Making for great mid week night game under the flood lights.
A superb nonleague football club, well run, good pitch, good facilities, and excellent bar. The food, for a small football club, is exceptional
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a year ago
A well looked after ground with great burgers and a club shop that is more like a museum, a good bar, snack and tea bar to boot, two good stands behind the goals, it is a good ground to watch football.
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2 years ago
Decent non league ground, catering is quite expensive though with chops at £3.50 and burgers at £5.00.
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a year ago
Developing place and good food and drink facilities. The football team is on the up too. :-)
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a month ago
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History (from Wikipedia)

Cheriton Road is a complex of sports grounds at Folkestone in the English county of Kent. The complex includes football pitches, a cricket ground, hockey pitchesnetball courts and an indoor sports facility. It includes the home ground of Folkestone Invicta F.C., known as The BuildKent Stadium for sponsorship reasons, and the Three Hills Sports Park which includes the home grounds of Folkestone Cricket Club and Folkestone Optimist Hockey Club. The cricket ground, which was previously called the Cheriton Road Sports Ground, was used by Kent County Cricket Club for top level cricket matches.

The ground is located around 1 mile (1.6 km) north-west of Folkestone town centre, 500 metres (1,600 ft) north-east of 
Folkestone West railway station.[1] It was built on farmland owned by the Radnor Park estate between Cheriton and Folkestone.[2][3] The A2034, the former route of the A20 trunk road, runs along the southern and western edges of the ground, joining the M20 motorway to the north of the ground. It is at the foot of the North Downs which rise on the northern edge of the Folkestone urban area.[1]

Football stadium[edit]

The football stadium on the site is the home ground of Folkestone Invicta F.C. who play in the Isthmian League Premier Division. It has a capacity of the football stadium is 4,000, of which 336 is seated.[4] The main Wilf Armory stand, which seated 900, was damaged by storms in 2013/14 and demolished the following summer, with a reduced number of seats moved to the Brian Merryman Stand on the opposite side of the ground. Three terraces, one of which is covered, line the other sides of the ground.[5]

The ground was previously the home ground of 
Folkestone F.C. who played in the Southern Football League. They had first used Cheriton Road in 1914. The club folded in 1991 and Folkestone Invicta moved into the ground, having previously played in Hythe.[6]

The stadium is owned by 
Folkestone and Hythe District Council and leased by the club.[7]

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