Ahead of the Iron’s league trip to Gillingham at the MEMS Priestfield Stadium, we provide the travelling fans with a guide.
(The route includes tolls)
From Glanford Park you should head straight on as you come out of the stadium and turn left at the second roundabout.
At this roundabout take the first exit onto Doncaster Road/A18.
Continue and at the following roundabout, take the first exit onto the M181 heading to Humber Bridge/Doncaster/M180.
Continue for 2.1 miles and then take the exit onto the M180 towards Hull/Grimsby/Airport.
Travel another 6.4 miles until you get to junction four. Here, take the A15 exit to Scunthorpe/Lincoln/Brigg/A18.
At the roundabout, take the third exit onto the A15. Then, after 10.6 miles at the roundabout, take the second exit and stay on the A15.
Continue on this road for 7.4 miles and then at the roundabout, take the second exit to stay on the A15. After 2.5 miles you will come to another roundabout where you should take the third exit onto the A46.
Follow signs for the A46 for the next eight roundabouts.
At the ninth, take the second exit onto the A1 slip road to Grantham/Balderton and merge onto the A1. Stay on the A1 for 19.1 miles and then continue straight onto the A1 for 29.7 miles.
Afterwards, continue onto the A1(M) following the signs for London for 11.3 miles.
This will take you to a fork where you should keep left to continue on the A14. Then, follow signs for London(E)/Huntingdon/M11/Cambridge/Stansted/Airport for 16.9 miles.
Following this, keep right to continue on the M11 and follow the signs for London for 42 miles. Then, use the left two lanes to merge onto the M25 towards the M20.
After 16.6 miles on here, continue onto the A282 for 4.6 miles which is a partial toll road. Then, use the second from left lane to take the A2 slip road to Canterbury.
After this you can keep right at the fork and merge onto the A2. Stay on here for 8.5 miles and then use the left lane to take the A289 exit towards A228/Gillingham/Grain.
After just over half a mile continue onto Hasted Road/A289 for just over three miles. Then, at the next three roundabouts follow the signs for the A289. At the fourth roundabout take the third exit onto Church Street.
Continue onto Ingram Road and go straight onto Gillingham Road soon after. You will only travel 200ft on this road before you turn left onto Linden Road. Finally, after 0.1 mile on that road turn right onto Redfern Avenue and your destination will be on the right.
Click here to access the times of getting from Scunthorpe to Gillingham via train. From the station it’s an eleven minute walk to the stadium. Turn left out of the station and follow the road until you come to a crossroads. Go straight on into Priestfield Road. The visitors turnstiles are at the far end of Priestfield Road. Please note though, there is no train back to Scunthorpe on the night.
WHAT TO EXPECT…
The Gills have always played at the MEMS Priestfield Stadium since being founded as New Brompton Football Club in 1893. In the stadium’s history it has also housed Brighton and Hove Albion for two seasons and both women’s and youth international matches.
Reportedly, the first match ever played there was between New Brompton’s (the forerunner to Gillingham F.C.) reserve team and Gray’s Athletic Football Club.
Despite its history you can expect fairly modern facilities as all of the stands have been rebuilt at since 1997.
The Brian Moore Stand provides great views of the playing action and surroundings in the area as well. However, it is uncovered so make sure to bring umbrellas and coats so that you don’t get caught out.
PUBS AND GRUB…
There’s the Fleur de Lis pub located around ten minutes from the ground on Gillingham Road. This is the one that has been designated by the police as the pub for away fans. It serves hot and cold food and it shows BT Sport.
If you want to venture into town to get some food then that’s perfectly reasonable as the stadium is within walking distance of the town centre. There are also a variety of fast-food chains within walking distance of the train station.