Ebbsfleet United

Ground Name: Stonebridge Road, Northfleet
Capacity: 4,769
Address:
Stonebridge Road, Northfleet, Kent DA11 9GN
Main Telephone No: 
01474533796
Team Nickname: The Fleet, The Reds
Year Ground Opened: 1905
Pitch Size: 112 by 72 yards

Home Kit Colours: Red & White
Official Web Site:
www.ebbsfleetunited.co.uk

Ebbsfleet United Football Club is an English football club based in Northfleet, Kent, that competes in the National League, the fifth tier of English football. The team’s home ground has been Stonebridge Road since its inception in 1946.

Before 2007, the club was called Gravesend & Northfleet. Between 2008 and 2013, the club was owned by the web-based venture MyFootballClub, whose members voted on player transfers, budgets and ticket prices among other things instead of those decisions being made exclusively by the club’s management and staff as at most other clubs.

KEH Sports Ltd, a group of Kuwaiti investors advised by a former chief executive of Charlton Athletic, agreed in May 2013 to take over the club, settling its debts (some at 10% of their value), promising investment in the squad and in a training facility. Liam Daish subsequently departed as manager and the new ownership appointed Dover Athletic coach and former Charlton Athletic defender Steve Brown as the new manager.

Ebbsfleet’s traditional home colours are red shirt with white detailing, white shorts and red socks. Away colours have varied, with blue and white stripes favoured in the late eighties before colour combinations such as white/black and yellow/navy or black were used. For the 2010–11 season, members made the unusual choice of purple for the away kit.