41,623 (all seated)
|What's Stamford Bridge Like?
Future Ground Developments
The West and Matthew Harding Stands (photo)
What Is It Like For Away Supporters?
West Stand (photo)
Where To Drink?
East Stand (photo)
How To Get There And Where To Park
Shed End (photo)
Peter Osgood Statue (photo)
Programme & Fanzines
Record & Average Attendance
Fans Ground Reviews
View From The Away Section (Video)
Stamford Bridge Location Map
|What's Stamford Bridge Like?|
The ground is quite
impressive looking, having had three new stands
built since the mid-1990's. The developers have taken advantage of
the fact that the 'old' Stamford Bridge was oval
shaped and have stretched the new stands right
around the ground 'filling in' the corners, so
that the stadium is totally enclosed.
The latest addition to the stadium is the
attractive looking West
Stand, which was opened in
2001. Located on one side of the pitch, it is
a superb three tiered
affair having a row of executive boxes running
across its middle, the type of
which you are able to sit outside. Its roof is
virtually transparent, allowing more light to
reach the pitch and gives it a unique look.
Opposite is the older East Stand. Opened in
1973 this towering stand is also three tiered
and has the team dugouts situated at its
The Club recently lost out on their bid to takeover the site of the Batteresa Power Station and build upon it a new 60,000 capacity stadium. It remains to be seen now whether the Club continue look for an alternative site for a new stadium or whether they try to further expand the capacity of Stamford Bridge.
|The West and Matthew Harding Stands|
|What Is It Like For Away Supporters?|
fans are located on one side of the Shed End lower tier
(towards the East Stand side), where the
normal allocation for league games is 3,000
tickets. For cup games the whole of the Shed End
can be allocated. The view from this area of the
ground is pretty good and the refreshment areas
are modern looking. There are televisions on the
concourses, showing amongst other things at half
time, highlights from the first half. There is a
range of food and drink on offer, but like a
number of London Premier League Clubs it is quite
pricey; 'Shed Load' Burgers (£5.60), Chicken
Strips and Lattice Fries (£6), Hot Dogs (£4.20),
Corn on the Cob (£4.20), Chicken Curry Pie
(£3.80), Minced Beef and Onion Pie (£3.80) and
Lattice Fries (£3.90). Alcohol is also available in the form
of Singha Beer (bottle
On the whole I found Stamford Bridge a pleasurable day out. There was a good atmosphere within the ground and even though there wasn't a lot of space between the home and away fan sections, in didn't feel intimidating. The stewards were also pretty laid back. I was seated in the Shed End and I did find a little difficult to go up and down the steps of the stand, due to the stand itself being quite steep and the steps between rows quite small. The only ‘real hassle' I had was trying to get through the lines of stewards situated outside the stadium at the entrance to the away section. They seemed to assume that I was a Chelsea fan and kept ushering me towards the home end. Only after showing my ticket for the visiting section for a third time did I finally make it inside!
|Where To Drink|
near the ground can be quite partisan, so I
would recommend getting a drink somewhere on the
journey there. A number of away fans drink in
the pubs around the Earl's Court area, which is
only a couple of tube stops away from Fulham
Broadway station. The Courtfield Tavern, which
is almost opposite the main entrance to Earl's
Court Tube Station, is a particular favourite
with away supporters. This pubs serves real ale,
offers hot food, but both at what can be
described as 'London prices'. Gordon a visiting
Newcastle fan adds 'there are quite a few pubs
on the Kings Road that are okay as long as you
don't break into a chorus about your team!'.
Alcohol is available inside the stadium, however
for certain fixtures the Club opt not to sell
any to away supporters, so don't bank on it!
|How To Get There And Where To Park|
Leave the M25 at
Junction 15 and take the M4 towards London, which
then becomes the A4 up to Hammersmith. Carry on over
the Hammersmith flyover and after a further one and
half miles, take the turning Earls Court.
Continue past Earls Court station and down the one
way system until you reach the junction with Fulham
Road. At this junction, turn right at the traffic
lights and after about half a mile, you will see the
ground on your right.
Post Code for SAT NAV: SW6 1HS
|The nearest tube
station is Fulham Broadway which is on the
District Line. Take a tube to Earls Court and if
necessary, change for a Wimbledon bound tube.
The nearest over ground train station is West
Brompton, which is served by trains from Clapham
Junction (which is in turn served by trains from
London Waterloo and Victoria stations). It is
around a 15 minute walk to the ground from West
Brompton station. As you come out of the station
turn right and proceed along Old Brompton Road.
You will soon see the Brompton Cemetery
immediately on your right and further along set
back from the road is its impressive looking
entrance. Turn right through the entrance into
the cemetery (there are normally a number of
other supporters doing the same) and as you walk
on through the cemetery you will soon see the
tops of the stands of Stamford Bridge. If it is
a night game then do not go into the cemetery,
but take the next right after the cemetery into
Finborough Road. After a half-mile, turn right
onto the Fulham Road and the stadium is located
down on the right.
across London by public transport I
recommend planning your journey
ahead with the use
of the Travel For London Plan your journey website.
Remember if travelling by train then
you can save on the cost of fares by booking in
advance. Visit the the trainline website
to see how much you can
normally save. Click on the
trainline logo below:
|Peter Osgood Statue
Osgood was a striker, who to this day is a legend at
Stamford Bridge. He was part of the FA Cup winning
side in 1970 and the Cup Winners Cup Final winning
team a year later. He spent a total of 10
seasons at Chelsea, scoring 105 goals in 289
appearances. He was capped four times by England. He
passed away in March 2006. The statue was
unveiled in October 2010 and is located behind
the West Stand.
Arsenal, Tottenham and from a little further afield
Leeds & Manchester United.
number of Clubs, Chelsea operate a Category
(AA, A & B) pricing policy for home league
games, whereby the more popular games cost
more to watch. Category AA game prices are
shown below, with Category A & B prices in
|Programme & Fanzines|
Official Programme £3.
plan of Stamford Bridge showing the individual
Chelsea FC fixture list (to take you to the BBC Sports Website)
details of disabled facilities and club contact at the
ground please visit the relevant page on the
Level Playing Field website.
The club offer tours of the ground, which are available three times a day, except match days, the day before a Champions League fixture & bank holidays. The tour lasts for around 75 minutes and is coupled with a visit to the new Chelsea Museum. It costs*; Adults £17, Concessions £12, Children £11 (Under 5's go free), Family Ticket 2 Adults + 2 Children £48. To book your tour call 0871 984 1955 or book online via the club website. If you wish you can just visit the museum. This costs; Adults £11, Concessions £10, Children £9 and this does not need to be pre-booked.
* The prices quoted are for tours booked online. Prices increase by up to £3 per ticket for those paying on arrival or via the telephone.
|Record & Average Attendance|
|Fans Reviews Of Stamford Bridge|
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|View From The Away Section
Thanks to Haydn Gleed for providing the above video.
|Map showing the location of Stamford Bridge, Railway/Tube stations and listed pubs|
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