Travelling supporters’ guide to Southend United

The following information is provided for supporters who are travelling to the game at Southend United:

Southend United Football Club
Roots Hall
Victoria Avenue
Southend on Sea

Directions from M25

Take Junction 29 and follow the slip road and take the A127 follow signs Basildon and Southend. Stay on the A127 and you will eventually come to a sign Welcome to Southend. The speed restriction then goes to 40 MPH there is a speed camera 500 yards Southend side of the signs. Continue along A127. Speed cameras are along that stretch of road at various locations. There are a number of sets of traffic lights to go through. You then come to roundabout with Strawberry Fields Hotel and Tesco take the third (straight on). You then come to a set of traffic lights with the Bell Public House on the left. Carry straight on coaches should then take the offside lane. At the next roundabout take third exit stay in offside lane this is Victoria Avenue. Vehicles will pass through a set of pedestrian-controlled traffic lights and then will come to a crossroads controlled by sets of lights. At this junction turn right into Fairfax Drive. The stadium is on the left.

Rail Travel

There are three rail stations which supporters can use if they attend matches by train from London via either Liverpool Street or Fenchurch Street.
Prittlewell Rail Station is the nearest and the most common one on Liverpool St line.
Southend Victoria is in town on Liverpool St line.
Southend Central is in the middle of the town centre and is on the Fenchurch Street line.


Parking at the ground is for ST holders only. Street parking is available near to Roots hall and Southend High School for boys, located five minutes’ walk from the ground (Sat Nav SS0 0RG Small fee chargeable)
There is room for two coaches to park at the ground. Any further coaches can drop off at the ground but will then need to park on the sea front.

Where away supporteres are located in stadium

Away supporters use the North Stand of the stadium. The entrance is in Fairfax Drive. No bars serving alcohol in the away stand, there is a catering kiosk for hot & cold drinks and hot food.

Drinking for away fans

All the pubs near to the ground only accept home fans only: Spread Eagle, Blue Boar and Railway. This leaves The Bell, which is a Toby Carvery – the nearest to the ground. Any licenced premises near to the sea front welcome a mix of supporters.