Parking for AFC Bournemouth
Vitality Stadium (also known as Dean Court and formerly Fitness First Stadium, Seward Stadium, and Goldsands Stadium) is home to AFC Bournemouth, part of the English Premier League. The venue opened in 1910 at Kings Park, Boscombe, Bournemouth BH7 7AF, United Kingdom. Outside of hosting EPL games, the venue has hosted a handful of international friendly matches and UEFA qualifier games.
Here is the complete breakdown of Vitality Stadium parking for matchday.
How Much is Parking for AFC Bournemouth?
The South Stand Car Park area has car park options for £1, but these spaces fill up very quickly, so arrive early to get them. Along with the South Stand Car Park, fans can also park at Avonborne College for Boys, which has a few spaces for fans to use on matchday. Finally, the Sovereign Shopping Centre has parking spaces for fans to use, and tend to go for about £4. All three of these areas tend to fill up very quickly before games.
Fans looking for unofficial parking spaces and street parking near the football stadium can expect to pay around £10.00. Essentially, the further you are willing to park away from the stadium, the less you will pay. However, if you arrive on matchday looking for unofficial parking spaces, you might have difficulty finding them since these spaces tend to sell out quickly.
Home and away fans should book parking using Your Parking Space for an AFC Bournemouth match.
Vitality Stadium Accessible Car Park Options
According to Accessable.co.uk, 26 designated blue badge parking spaces are available for wheelchair users right off Kings Park Drive. These accessible parking spaces come on a first come and first serve basis, so fans should plan to arrive a few hours before matchday to secure one of these spaces.
If the home or away supporters have additional questions about accessibility at Vitality Stadium, they should visit the official accessibly guide for the team. From there, fans will find the email address and a helpful PDF detailing all aspects of accessibility at the football arena.
Are There Pre-Match Festivities / Pubs Around Vitality Stadium?
Going to the nearby pubs of the soccer arena is part of the tradition of catching an AFC Bournemouth match. Some pubs near the soccer stadium include The Queens Park Hotel, Mello Mello Bar, Cricketers Arms, Revolution Bournemouth, The Firkin Shed, and The Bell Public House. These pubs are a short walk to the arena, making them a popular meetup spot for home and visiting supporters to grab a pint before heading to the stadium for kickoff.
Can You Smoke Inside Dean Court?
There is no smoking allowed inside Dean Court Stadium for games or events.
Should I Take Public Transport to Dean Court Stadium?
Fans looking to take the train to the game can get off at Pokesdown Station. Pokesdown Station is the nearest train station to the arena, so it is about a 15-minute walk. However, if your train goes to Bournemouth Central Train Station, you have about a 30-minute walk.
Along with using the train to get to the game, fans going to Dean Court Stadium can use the bus instead. The bus lines fans need to use are the 1B, 2, 33, PRB, and X3. Most of these routes drop fans off a block from the arena on Littledown Ave, so it is a short walk from there to the stadium. Also, the P2 and P3 Yellow Bus services leave every 20 minutes from Bournemouth Railway Station and are only a handful of stops from Queens Park Hotel, where you will walk from the arena.
Finally, fans can cycle to the stadium as another form of public transport. There are numerous bike racks for fans across the main reception area. Fans will need to bring their bike locks to secure their bike.
Popular Matches Against AFC Bournemouth
The big matches against AFC Bournemouth are when Southampton, Portsmouth, and Brighton and Hove Albion come to town. Other popular games against the club are when Chelsea, Tottenham, Manchester City, and Manchester United visit.
What is the Max Seating Capacity at the Arena?
The max seating capacity at Vitality Stadium for a football match is 11,364.