Bournemouth Vitality Stadium Kings Park Bournemouth BH7 7AF
Supporters are advised not to travel unless they are in possession of a valid match ticket.
If you have any ticketing enquiries regarding your match ticket, please contact the Fan Centre and they will help you with your ticketing enquiry as you will need a valid match ticket for entry.
The Everton Fan Centre will be open from 10am to 3pm on the day of the game. Please call before close at 3pm.
The Fan Centre contact number is: 0151 556 1878
Supporters are kindly asked to arrive at the turnstiles as prompt as possible to avoid delays getting into the stadium for kick off.
Travel and Parking
When driving to the ground, follow the brown road signs with a football logo to get to Vitality Stadium. Please note, some of the signs may refer to the ground as Dean Court. Supporters are advised to travel in plenty of time for the game.
Travelling from the north: Follow the M6, exiting onto the M42 towards London, Warwick and Solihull. Exit at junction 3a onto the M40. Leave the M40 at junction 9, taking the A31 / A34 exit. At the Wendlebury Interchange, take the third exit onto the A34 towards Oxford / Newbury.
At the roundabout, take the third exit onto the M3. Follow the M27 and A31, exiting onto the A338 towards Bournemouth. Take the exit towards Boscombe, taking the second exit at the roundabout onto King’s Park Drive. The ground is on the left.
Travelling from the south east: Follow the A27, M27 and A31, exiting onto the A338 towards Bournemouth. Take the exit towards Boscombe, taking the second exit at the roundabout into Kings Park Drive. The ground is on the left.
Travelling from the south west: Follow the A35 to the A338. On the A338 take the slip road to the Springbourne Roundabout signposted Kings Park. Take the third exit off the roundabout and at the fire station stay in the left-hand lane and turn left onto Holdenhurst Road. Stay to the left and go straight through at the traffic lights (the Queens Park Pub should be on your right). Take the third exit at the small roundabout and into Kings Park itself.
South Stand Car Park is available for away fans and is located on Kings Park Drive, opposite the bowling green. Post-match, you can exit into Kings Park Drive, or use the south exit into Gloucester Road.
The area around the stadium is local suburban roads, which can lead to some congestion when exiting the car park after the game.
The Stadium is in the heart of Kings Park and is surrounded by residential areas. Bournemouth Football Club politely ask that supporters respect it neighbours at all times.
Please note there are some road work as you approach the stadium (the last 10 miles) which are causing delays for both home and away supporters.
There are some road works as they approach the ground (last 10 miles) which are causing some delays to both our fans and away fans
Pokesdown Station (POK) is around 20 minutes’ walk to the stadium and provides South West Trains services to Bournemouth and Waterloo.
Directions to the ground: Turn right onto Christchurch Road and follow for 400m. Turn right onto Gloucester Road, and follow all the way to Vitality Stadium.
Bournemouth Station (BOU) is 30 minutes’ walk to the ground and provides South West Trains services to Pokesdown and London Waterloo.
Directions to the ground: leave by the south exit facing Asda, turning left towards the main road. Turn left up Holdenhurst Road for 25 minutes. Turn right at the roundabout into Kings Park Drive, and the stadium is on your left
Yellow Buses has routes that pass Bournemouth and Pokesdown train stations. There are also away supporters’ buses that drop-off at the stadium, in the South Car Park.
Coaches and mini buses will be accommodated at the Stadium at the rear of the South Stand if the drivers/organizers have notified the Football Club on their intention to attend.
Visiting fans are housed in blocks 23 and 24 in the East Stand, which can be accessed through turnstile F. Turnstiles open 90 minutes before kick-off, allowing access to the concourse, which serve food and drink.
Supporters are also able to walk from Boscombe and Lansdowne, where there are a variety of shops, bars and restaurants.
Food & Refreshments
The Sir Percy Florence, BH7 6AA: An away-friendly Wetherspoons pub, The Sir Percy Florence is just 10-15 minutes from the Stadium.
The Inferno, BH8 8AD: This bar is located a mile and a half from the ground, which is roughly half an hour’s walk.
Everton Football Club does not condone the use of pyrotechnics whatsoever those found using them either home or away will be subject of action by the Club and the Police. Being convicted of using them could also result in a jail sentence that is how seriously the matter is being treated by courts across the country. As a Club we would also impose an indefinite ban on anyone caught using pyrotechnics. Apart from the risk of a ban or conviction the devices have a serious effect on others, particularly those with breathing difficulties and the disabled in wheelchairs who cannot easily get away from the smoke.
During the season 2015/16, we have noticed an increase of persistent group “bouncing”, culminating in beer being thrown in the air. This has happened on both home and away concourses and would stress has only involved a very small minority of fans.
This has resulted in both the Club and the Police receiving complaints from supporters who have become soaked in beer. As we are sure you will agree this is anti-social behaviour and people should not have to put up with this. As a consequence, both the Club, Merseyside Police and supporter’s groups have discussed how this should be addressed.
Firstly, both the Club and the Police want to make it clear that we want ALL our supporters to enjoy their day and we understand that this may include singing and an element of “bouncing” as a group.
However, a decision has been made that should home or away fans participate in the throwing of alcohol in any area of the stadium, they will be dealt with by Match Day Stewards with the full support of Merseyside Police Officers. This could culminate with an ejection from the ground or potentially an arrest, dependent on the specific circumstances. This season, you will see more stewards and Police Officers on the concourse, who will provide early advice should a situation look like it is getting out of control.
Please continue to enjoy the match but we ask that you also consider other supporters and how they will be affected by your behavior and we ask for your support in this.
Everton Official Club Contact for this fixture
Club Supporter Liaison Officer Rachel Meikle, will be available to help with any queries on the day of the fixture up until Kick Off via Email: [email protected]
A team of Everton stewards will also be in operation at the Stadium of Light and are on hand to help with any issues that arise on the day of the game.
Bournemouth have had a bit of a mixed start to the campaign, with W1 D1 L2 but the 2 losses were against Man City & Leicester, whilst drawing against Sheffield United, and beating Aston Villa, who of course gave us our first defeat of the season.
They needed penalties to go through in the League Cup after a goalless draw with Forest Green (who?) but Premier League wise, they've scored in every game so far.
Midfielder Harry Wilson has already scored 2, so we'll need to keep him quiet, while both their strikers also have a goal each. Callum Wilson has 3 assists to go with the goal he scored against Leicester, so very much still their danger man, and with Ryan Fraser supplying him, that route will also need to be kept in check. Even defender Chris Mepham has put the ball in the net, but I doubt we'll see too many from him this season.
They've a lot of injuries, most notably to Daniels, Francis, Brooks & Stanislas, who all played a big part in their season last year, but they're still a very good side, and the game at their place ended 2-2 last season so no walk over here.
If we played them on Saturday, I'd quite fancy our chances, as we seem to have woken up a little bit since the Lincoln City game, and the right players are scoring goals, with Richarlison and Iwobi having a great week, but the International break means a lot of our players are on duty, so fingers crossed they return injury free.
The win over Wolves, who let's face it, are a very good side, will have given our players a lot of confidence, and certainly the last 2 games have shown that we are in a much better place mentally at the moment, and have reacted well when faced with adversity, managing to step up a gear and secure the win, which is great to see. Would we have won either game last season?
We're still waiting for our central strikers to open their account, with Dominic Calvert-Lewin and Moise Kean both unable to find the net, so how many more chances will they get before we see Cenk Tosun given an opportunity? In previous seasons, our supply to the strikers has been really poor, but with the addition of Iwobi there's real competition now, not only for the left wing, but also for the number 10 position, so it should keep everybody on their toes. I can't help thinking a bit more involvement in the final 3rd from Andre Gomes would be the icing on the cake, especially if Sigurdsson plays a little bit deeper, as centrally we're not as dangerous in attack as we could be.
Both Sigurdsson and Gomes played very well against Wolves, and I was particularly impressed with Fabian Delph too, who took responsibility throughout the game, and was my personal man of the match.
I think we saw some vulnerabilities in defence against Wolves which concerned me though, with both our fullbacks easily undone by their wingers, and certainly both of their goals can be attributed to us not being as sharp defensively as we can be. Often the ball would ricochet around the box, with nobody making sure we cleared, and that is a poachers delight for the opposition, so no doubt Marco Silva will address that in his team talk. With strikers of the calibre of Callum Wilson and Joshua King next game, we can't afford to give them an inch.
I'll be watching this game two and a half thousand miles away, no doubt with the sun on my back and a beer in hand, as I take advantage of the Turkish hospitality, and see some old friends, who are very much in to their football, with Besiktas, Galatasaray, and Fenerbahce mostly on the menu, so hope our boys do us proud. There's nothing worse than your team getting a hiding when you're on holiday, and been there many times. I'm confident this time we'll be fine, but it's the hope that kills you every time ha ha, so I'm just going to say "Up The Toffees" and keep my fingers crossed, and my Kebabs spicy.
I like Eddie Howe. I expected them to lose at least one of their strikers but they did lose Mings who was a tidy player. Wilson is a kopite so bound to score. We should be too strong for them having said that.
Jonas Lossl has been out of action with a calf injury but could return in time to face Bournemouth on September 15. The 30-year-old had been in Everton’s matchday squad against Crystal Palace (August 10) and Watford (August 17) but missed their meetings with Aston Villa (August 23), Lincoln City (August 28) and Wolverhampton Wanderers (September 1).
According to Premier Injuries, the Mirror and Tipsbladet, Lossl is expected to be back for Sunday. He’s Everton’s second-choice goalkeeper when fit, but Maarten Stekelenburg is waiting on the wings to warm the bench. The Danish international has yet to make an appearance since his move from Huddersfield Town as Jordan Pickford is No.1 between the sticks.
He brings a wealth of experience to the Everton ranks, having made 44 clean sheets in 137 appearances for FC Midtjylland (2004 – 2014), 29 clean sheets in 82 appearances for Guingamp (2014 – 2016), six clean sheets in 34 appearances for FSV Mainz 05 (2016 – 2018) and 15 clean sheets in 72 appearances for Huddersfield (2017 – 2019), but his role is subsidiary on Merseyside.