The Buzzlines Stadium
We welcome all of our visitors to the Buzzlines Stadium. Why not share a drink with the fans' of the opposition team in the Stripes Club, our friendly Club bar, where you will be made more than welcome. Below are a few pictures of the Buzzlines Stadium, with directions and some facts and figures about the ground.
The main stand at the Buzzlines Stadium is the 900-seater Wilf Armory Stand. Named after the Folkestone legend Wilf Armory, this stand has a great view across the pitch from behind the dugouts, sheltering those spectators from the sky above, whether it be sun, rain or snow! So who is WIlf Armory?
Wilf Armory first became a Folkestone player in May 1934. He played in the 1st XI until the 1939/40 season when war broke out. During the war he was asked, with five others, to form the Folkestone Wartime Football Club. From the start of the 1941/42 season the side included many top class players who were stationed at Shorncliffe, Deal and Hawkinge. After the war, in 1946, following the reformation of the Folkestone Town Football Club, he signed as Player/Manager. He then became a Director in 1959 and in 1970 he was awarded a testimonial. Wilf continued to be actively involved with the club until its demise at the end of 1990. Following the rise of Folkestone Invicta to Senior Status and entry into the Kent League, Wilf was invited to become a President of his adopted home town club, a position he held until his death in December 1996.
The only uncovered terrace at the Buzzlines Stadium is the Cricket Ground End. This is always a great viewing point for the match, especially through the summer months! Aswell as being close to the players' tunnel, this end is also close to the open-air toilets next to the Sid Burvill Entrance to the ground. Behind the stand is the home of Folkestone Cricket Club.
Opposite the main stand at the Buzzlines Stadium is the Covered Terrace. More commonly known as the 'Grandad Stand', this terrace is small but effective as it ventures back towards the Bowls Club, making room for many supporters to stand under cover. The views from this stand are also great on a sunny day, with families sitting on the uncovered Cricket Ground End and the sight of the Wilf Armory Stand opposite. In the distance, the North Downs are visible - the vast hills which bare the Invicta horse logo to the left.
A full-length covered terrace blesses the Cheriton End of the Buzzlines Stadium. Its' low cover causes a great atmosphere which can really echo to all sides of the ground. To the left, the Club Shop and WIlf Armory Stand; to the right, across a standing area to the Club Bar - a perfect location for those who may want refreshments during the game! The Harvey Grammar School is situated behind the stand, which is visible behind the goal.
Directions to the Buzzlines Stadium
Leave the M20 motorway at junction 13, and head south onto the A20 (Cherry Garden Avenue). At the traffic lights, turn left onto the A2034 (Cheriton Road), pass the Harvey Grammar School and Stripes club - the ground is next left before Morrisons' supermarket; opposite the cemetery. Some car parking is available at Stripes.
Disembark at Folkestone West. On leaving the station follow Station Road right and take left onto Beachborough Road, then right onto Cheriton Road. The Buzzlines Stadium is visible on the left hand side of the road, immediately after the Harvey Grammar Scchool.
Click HERE for a map with directions.
Spectator CodeFolkestone Invicta is a family club which strongly supports the Respect campaign. We do not think that anyone attending our matches, and especially the ladies and children, should have to witness foul or abusive language.
The use of highly abusive or obscene or racist language is not therefore acceptable at our stadium, either on or off the pitch. The Club will wholeheartedly support match officials in their efforts to control the language used by players on the pitch. And the Club itself will take action to eject and ban from the ground any spectators who consistently fail to control their language, or who in other respects behave offensively towards spectators, players and club and match officials.
We will also expect our supporters to behave in accordance with this code at away matches. The support of all spectators, including our friends visiting from other clubs, would be greatly appreciated in helping us to work sensibly within this code. Thank you.
We will also expect our supporters to behave in accordance with this code at away matches.
The support of all spectators, including our friends visiting from other clubs, would be greatly appreciated in helping us to work sensibly within this code.