Gillingham FC Review Hospitality & Sport Ticket

The deal

Sportz Guru went to Gillingham near London to visit The Gills in their cosy and laid back stadium with a superb location right in a residential area overlooking some very beautiful hill scenery. Here we experienced for the first time how it feels to dine in the Boardroom with the directors of both football clubs! Gillingham FC Review Sport Hospitality Ticket.


Atmosphere & Entertainment
Food & Beverage
Seating & Facilities

Overall: 8,4
Atmosphere & Entertainment: 9,0
F&B: 7,5
Seating & Facilities: 9,0
Price: 8,0


Sport: Football
League: League One


Country: United Kingdom
State: Kent
City: Gillingham


Priestfield Stadium (popularly known simply as Priestfield and officially known from 2007 to 2010 as KRBS Priestfield Stadium and from 2011 as MEMS Priestfield Stadium for sponsorship purposes) is a football stadium in Gillingham, Kent. It has been the home of Gillingham Football Club since the club’s formation in 1893, and was also the temporary home of Brighton & Hove Albion Football Club for two seasons during the 1990s. The stadium has also hosted women’s and youth international matches and from 2013 onwards will play host to London Broncos rugby league matches.

The stadium underwent extensive redevelopment during the late 1990s, which has brought its capacity down from nearly 20,000 to a current figure of 11,582. It has four all-seater stands, all constructed since 1997, although one is only of a temporary nature. There are also conference and banqueting facilities and a nightspot named the Blues Rock Café. Despite having invested heavily in its current stadium, Gillingham F.C. has plans to relocate to a new stadium.

The pitch is surrounded by four all-seater stands – the Medway Stand, the Rainham End, the Gordon Road Stand and the Brian Moore Stand. All are covered with the exception of the Brian Moore Stand. The Medway Stand, which replaced the old Main Stand and part of the terracing at each end, is the largest and northernmost of the four. It has two tiers with a row of twenty executive boxes between the top and bottom tier. The stand also contains the changing rooms, physiotherapy facilities, club offices and club shop. The Rainham End, located behind the goal at the eastern end of the pitch, opened in 1999 and houses 2,400 fans. This stand, like the terrace it replaced, is known for housing the club’s most vocal supporters. The Gordon Road Stand, which seats 2,600, was opened in 1997 and is opposite the Medway Stand. Due to planning requirements, the stand had a height restriction placed upon it, making it significantly lower than the other three sides of the ground, and due to the road layout behind it is narrower at one end than the other. A gantry for television cameras is located on the roof of this stand.

Opposite the Rainham End is the Brian Moore Stand. This stand is a temporary one, and accommodates visiting supporters. It occupies the site of the former Town End terracing, which was unusual in that it had a pronounced slope, with one end of the terracing being higher up than the other. In 1955 the pitch, which previously sloped at that end of the stadium, was levelled out but the gradient of the Town End was left unchanged.

Review Hospitality Package & Sport Ticket

Hospitality Package

Hospitality Package: Vice presidents club

2 Course Pre match meal in the Board Room
Complimentary Wine, Beer and soft drinks
Half Time and Full Time Refreshments
Seating in Directors area
Match day programme
Man of the Match presentation

Hospitality Entrance

A little dazzle here as the main entrance which is mentioned by a sign on the stadium walls is closed and eentrance for ticket holders in the possession of a hospitality ticket / package is done via the business reception that is located at the far end of the Medway stand. A little stroll but be aware of this.


A champagne cocktail is presented before the dinner starts.

A 2 course pre match set meal is served. Nothing really spectacular here, although it is good food and a nice English meal. The wine and drinks selection is very good, specialty wines, champagne and a private all inclusive bar with everything you need.

During half-time tea and coffee as well as savories were provided and full-time refreshments included a good variety of steak pies.

Business lounge

A very nice touch and one that we haven’t encountered before, is the possibility to buy the Vice presidents club package in which you actually dine in the Board Room together with the executives and directors of both Gillingham and the visiting club. This is a very good opportunity to expand your network and really dive into all aspects of English football and the issues that modern football directives encounter when leading a football club. There is a strict dress code (collar, jacket, tie) which adds to the atmosphere in the Board Room.

Before dinner starts one could have a nice Champagne at one of the sofas that are located in the Board Room. A very relaxing way to start your afternoon or evening.

The pitch views in the Board Room could be better as the suite is located at the far end of the stadium with only pitch views from one of the corners of the stadium.


At the heart of the Directors Box which is the only padded seating area in the stadium so please take this into account when buying a hospitality package at Gillingham. The Directors Box at the Medway Stand is located on the second tier right at the half way line.

As one could imagine these seats are the best in the house and are entered via a separate walkway from the Board Room. Gillingham FC Review Sport Hospitality Ticket.

Good to know

Definitely go for the Vice presidents club package as this is a once in a lifetime opportunity to Although a private stadium tour is not included, we managed to get one by asking one of the staff at the players entrance. A must do and no problem at all.

Hotels & tickets

The following hotels are nearest to the stadium:
1. Balmoral Hotel Gillingham
2. King Charles Hotel Gillingham
3. Premier Inn Chatham/Gillingham

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