Victoria Road: Dagenham & Redbridge

Victoria Road, Dagenham, Greater London, England, RM10 7XL
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Victoria Road is currently known as the Chigwell Construction Stadium because of sponsorship. It has hosted football since 1917 when factory workers from Sterling Works used to play games on it. It didn't become a fully enclosed stadium until 1955 when Dagenham FC moved into it.

Two years after Dagenham started calling the ground their home it hosted its first floodlit football match when Woodford turned up to play an FA Youth Cup game. The stadium’s highest attendance was also at an FA Cup game, this time between Dagenham and Reading in 1967 when 7200 managed to get inside.

Stats

Victoria Road Stats
Year Opened1917
Capacity6,078
Average Attendance1,342
Record Attendance7,200 (Dagenham v Reading (1967))
Pitch Size102 x 65 (6630)
Former NameVictoria Road, the London Borough of Barking & Dagenham Stadium
OwnerDagenham & Redbridge Football Club
SponsorChigwell Construction
Clubs HostedSterling Works, Briggs Sports, Dagenham F.C.
Dagenham & Redbridge Stats
Year Founded1992
NicknameDaggers
Club MascotDigger the Dog
RivalsBoston United
KitBlue & Red Stripes (Home) / White & Blue (Away)
Training GroundDagenham & Redbridge F.C. Training Ground
Shirt SponsorWest & Coe
Record GoalscorerDanny Shipp (105)
Record AppearancesTony Roberts (507)

Victoria Road Photos

Victoria Road Seating Plan & Where to Sit

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The North Stand is half seating, half terraced section, The Bury Road End is an uncovered terrace section and The Traditional Builders & Contractors Ltd Stand is where the away fans are housed. The Carling Stand is the main stand in the ground and also houses The Barking & Dagenham College Family Stand.

Dagenham & Redbridge Ticket Prices

If you want to watch the Daggers play live then your ticket price will vary depending on where in the stadium you want to go and how old you are. We have broken it down for you below:

  • Adults: £15.00 - £21.00
  • Concessions: £10.00 - £15.00

How To Get Dagenham & Redbridge Tickets

Tickets can be purchased in advance online, over the phone or from the club shop. On the day you can get tickets on the turnstiles with cash.

Where to Buy

Getting To Victoria Road

Swap Start/End

Train - Dagenham East is on the District Line and is about 400 metres from the ground.

Bus - Bus 103 runs from Romford to close by the stadium.

Car - From the North & West take the clockwise M25 to Junction 27 then get on the M11. Follow signs for the A406 and A13 then the A1306 onto the A1112 before following the signs. From the South & East follow the A13 then the A1112.

By Air - London City Airport is the closest to Dagenham.

Taxi - A taxi from the centre of Dagenham will cost about £10 and take just over five minutes.

Parking Near Victoria Road

There is no car park at the ground itself but there is some on-street parking in the local area. As alway do watch out for parking restrictions.

Useful Resources

Victoria Road Hotels

It's London, so you will be overwhelmed with choice here. Luckily, we've picked out a few of the best options. You're welcome:

ibis London Barking - £50+

Highbridge Road, Barking, IG11 7BA
This ibis hotel is about four miles from Victoria Road and has a lounge area, a snack bar, self-parking and free Wi-Fi. It’s also quite near to West Ham’s old stadium the Boleyn Ground, just in case you want to have a look at it. More details.

Harefield Manor Hotel - £65+

33 Main Road, Romford, RM1 3DL
About two and a half miles from the stadium is this 3-star hotel that promises a bar, a business centre, a free buffet breakfast free parking. There is also free Wi-Fi, of course, because basically no hotels in the world can not have it anymore. More details.

Devonshire Hotel Hornchurch - £85+

94 Station Lane, Hornchurch, RM12 6LX
This upscale guesthouse has just twelve rooms and is about two and a half miles from the ground. It’s got free parking and, you guessed it, free Wi-Fi! Yay! More details.

Pubs & Bars Near Victoria Road

There are absolutely NO pubs in London. Just kidding, there's loads, here are some good ones:

Daggers Clubhouse

Victoria Road, Dagenham, RM10 7XL (0208 592 1549 Ext. 26)
This supporters bar is actually located inside the club and is welcoming of both sets of fans for the princely entrance fee of 50p. It’s very family friendly, too, if you’ve got little ones.

The Eastbrook

835 Dagenham Road, Dagenham, RM10 7UB (0208 592 1873)
The Eastbrook offers something for everyone. It’s a family friendly place with a large beer garden, a restaurant and two bars that show sports. Perfect for a pre-match pint.

The Barking Dog

61 Station Parade, Barking, IG11 8TU (0208 507 9109)
As the address suggests, this Wetherspoon pub is near to Barking station. As a member of that oh so ubiquitous chain you know what you’re getting, with cheap food and cheap drinks the order of the day.

Hospitality

North Stand - By David Ingham from Lancashire, England (PA180036) [CC BY-SA 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

As with most clubs, there are opportunities to sponsor the match or the match ball and enjoy hospitality this way. There are also executive boxes for hire with fully stocked mini bars and waitress service; but if you’d prefer standard match day hospitality then you’ll enjoy a three-course meal in the Dave Andrews Suite, half-time refreshments, and a seat in the Sponsors’ Box.

Private Hire

There are two halls and an upstairs bar for hire at Victoria Road.

About Dagenham & Redbridge

Bury Road End terrace - By David Ingham from Lancashire, England (PA180037) [CC BY-SA 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

The club as it currently exists was formed in 1992 when Dagenham FC merged with Redbridge Forest. Dagenham dates back to 1949 and Redbridge Forest to 1979 and the current club has ties to both. These ties are demonstrated well in the club’s colours, as the Red and Blue kit takes something from each of the former club’s kits. The club heritage can actually be traced back to 1881, given that Redbridge Forest was a combination of Ilford, Leytonstone and Walthamstow Avenue amateur clubs.

Since 1992 Dagenham & Redbridge have enjoyed a love hate relationship with the Football League; insomuch as they love being in it and hate the constant yo-yoing out of it that seems to be the way the club is set up to work. The club was the subject of a failed match-fixing plot in 2013, resulting in the conviction of two players and a business man. None of the people involved had anything to do with D&R, however.

Victoria Road History

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Between the arrival of Dagenham at the ground in 1955 and the subsequent arrival of Redbridge Forest in 1990, the stadium was well maintained but had seen very few cosmetic changes. It was only after 1990 that things started to improve as they paid for the installation of a new stand. Improvements continued over the following years, especially after Redbridge Forest and Dagenham merged forces.

As well as hosting Dagenham & Redbridge games, the stadium has also been used to host the England Women’s match against Sweden as well as UEFA Youth International games. The Premier League team West Ham United, who are also based in London, have used the stadium to host some of their youth games in the ground over the years, too.

Future Developments

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At the time of writing there are no major developments planned for Victoria Road.

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