Chelsea – Stamford Bridge

Stamford Bridge is an all-seater stadium with a capacity of 42,500 and home to Chelsea Football Club. 

Much rebuilding work has taken place in recent years. The old three-tiered East Stand, dating from the early 1970s has been retained, but the remaining three sides of the stadium now offer new stands, totally enclosing the ground.

The West Stand also offers three tiers, with a (virtually) transparent roof allowing plenty of light to reach the pitch. The North (Matthew Harding) and South (Shed End) Stands are now both two-tiered, with away fans allocated the lower tier and part of the upper tier of the Shed End for league games, and the whole of the Shed End for cup games.

Find out more about Stamford Bridge:

Stadium Key Facts

StadiumKey Facts

Capacity

41,837

Address

Stamford Bridge, Fulham Road, SW6 1HS London

Telephone

0207 386 9373

Fax

020 7381 4831

Ticket Office

0371 811 1955*

Rival Club

Arsenal FC

Pitch Size

113 by 74 yards (103.3 m × 67.7 m)

Pitch Type

GrassMaster by Tarkett Sports

Year Ground Opened

28 April 1877

Record Attendance

82,905

Club Name

Chelsea F.C.

Rival Club

Arsenal FC

Official Website

https://www.chelseafc.com/

Facebook

Chelsea Facebook

Club Nickname

Blues

Construction Cost

N/A

Owner

Chelsea Pitch Owners

Coordinates

51.4817° N, 0.1910° W

How to Get to Stamford Bridge

The ways to get to Stamford Bridge:

Getting To Stamford Bridge By Roadmotorway

Stamford Bridge is located in Fulham Road, London, SW6 1HS.

Away fans driving from the North should follow the M25 to junction 15, taking the M4 towards London. The M4 becomes the A4 at Hammersmith. Follow the A4 over Hammersmith flyover and turn for Earls Court after 1½ miles. Follow the one-way system to Fulham Road, turning right at the traffic lights. The stadium is situated on the right, after about 500 yards.

Fans driving from the South are advised to use the M3 as far as junction 2, leaving to join the M25. Directions to the ground are then as above.

Getting To Stamford Bridge By Rail

The nearest overground train station to Stamford Bridge is West Brompton, approximately a 15-minute walk away. On exiting the station, turn right, then right again into Brompton Cemetery. The ground soon becomes visible on the right.

Stamford Bridge by rail

The nearest tube station is Fulham Broadway (District Line), just a few minutes from the ground. Click here to check the current train timetables

Getting To Stamford Bridge By Air

The nearest airport to Stamford Bridge is London Heathrow, some 14 miles away. The Piccadilly Line runs from Heathrow to Earls Court tube station, which connects with Fulham Broadway (see above). Click here to check the current flight times

Getting To Stamford Bridge By Taxis

There are several taxi companies in London that can take you to and from the stadium. You can always prebook a private hire taxi, or hail a black cab on any highway.

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Stamford Bridge Map

Below is a map of Stamford Bridge:

Where to Park At Stamford Bridge?

Where to park at Stamford Bridge is limited.

While limited (and very expensive) on-site is available, resident-only parking schemes operate near the ground on match days.

Parking near Stamford Bridge

It is advisable to park a little further afield and catch the tube to the ground.

Tickets For Stamford Bridge

Tickets for Stamford Bridge (both home and away ends) are usually sold out well in advance.

However you can get guaranteed tickets for forthcoming Chelsea FC games at Stamford Bridge (away section Stamford Bridge) from their official ticket partner.

Stamford Bridge Seating Plan

Below is a Stamford Bridge seating plan:

Away Friendly Pubs Near Stamford Bridge

Pubs near Stamford Bridge tend to be pretty partisan and caution is advised for visiting fans. Numerous pubs in the Kings Road area have been classed as “away friendly” by visiting fans.

Away friendly pubs for Stamford Bridge

Alternatively, the White Horse is a large, comfortable pub, situated about 10 minutes from the ground, near Parsons Green station. Visiting fans have been impressed by the range of food and real ales on offer. Nearer to the ground, the Slug and Lettuce (outside Fulham Broadway station) is probably best for away fans, though the “Sofa Bar” should be avoided.

Hotels Near Stamford Bridge

The Jurys Inn Chelsea (pictured, left), in Imperial Road SW6 2GA, offers well-equipped rooms and is located near the fashionable Kings Road. This hotel is within easy walking distance of Stamford Bridge and close to popular attractions such as the Natural History Museum and Kensington Palace.

Nearby parking is available in at £1.50 per hour. On exiting Fulham Broadway tube station, turn right, then left into Harwood Road. After about 500 yards turn right onto the Kings Road, then left into Harwood Terrace. Turn right into Imperial Road and the hotel is situated on the left after about 500 yards.

The Grosvenor Kensington Hotel (right), 2-10 Harrington Road, Kensington, SW7 3ER, is ideally located in Central London. This superior hotel is within easy walking distance of Stamford Bridge and offers easy access to many local attractions.

South Kensington and Victoria Train stations are located within a very short walking distance. Heathrow Airport is also within 35 minutes. Parking facilities are offered in a nearby NCP car park.

Stamford Bridge FAQ's

Which is the away end at Stamford Bridge?

The away end at Stamford Bridge is the lower tier of the Shed End.

Away fans driving from the North should follow the M25 to junction 15, taking the M4 towards London.

Which end is the Shed End at Chelsea? The Shed End is along the south side of the pitch. In 1930, a new terrace was built on the south side, for more standing spectators. It was originally known as the Fulham Road End, but supporters nicknamed it ‘The Shed’ and this led the club to officially change its name.

What is stamford bridge away end capacity?

The away end capacity at Stamford Bridge gets an allocation of 3000 for away fans to visit.

The Chelsea away end capacity of 3000 is located in the Shed End stand.

What is Stamford Bridge famous for?

Stamford Bridge is famous for being the home ground of Chelsea Football Club.

Does Chelsea have a stadium of their own?

Stamford Bridge is owned by Chelsea Pitch Owners plc. Chelsea Pitch Owners plc own the Naming rights and freehold of Stamford Bridge.

Why is it called Stamford Bridge?

The reason why Stamford Bridge is called Stamford Bridge is because derive from the Middle English name Samfordesbrigge, meaning ‘the bridge at the sandy ford.

What Have Other Away Fans said About Their Trip to Stamford Bridge?

The majority of away fans have found a visit to Stamford Bridge pleasurable. Many have remarked upon the excellent atmosphere within the stadium, with no feeling of intimidation, despite little space between home and away fans. Most visiting fans were impressed by the overall impression of the stadium, both externally and internally, remarking on its modern looks.

What do fans think of Stamford Bridge

Televisions on the concourses showing first-half highlights at half-time were a great hit with many. Fans who had watched a match from the upper-tier advised that they would be seeking tickets for this area in the future as the view is superb. However, many away fans have noted that, despite being a good day out, a visit to Stamford Bridge is extremely expensive, both in terms of tickets and the refreshments sold on the ground.

Stamford Bridge History

On April 28, 1877, the Bridge became a sporting arena. For the first 27 years of its existence, it was virtually entirely dedicated to the London Athletic Club’s traditional Victorian pursuit of athletics meetings.

Mr Henry Ausgustus (Gus) Mears and his brother, Mr J T Mears, acquired the deeds to the modest ground in 1904, having previously acquired additional land (formerly a large market garden) with the intention of hosting a newer sport they had fallen in love with – football – which had swept the north of England and the Midlands and was rapidly growing in interest in the cap.

The stadium’s capacity was originally set at 100,000, making it the country’s second-largest behind the deteriorating Crystal Palace stadium in south London, which hosted the FA Cup final at the time.

Initially, Fulham FC, a local team, was offered the stadium to play in. They declined the offer, and so a new club, Chelsea Football Club, was formed in March 1905 and moved into the new Stamford Bridge stadium a few months later for the start of the season.

With a 60,000-strong attendance in the first year, promotion to Football League Division One after two years, and three FA Cup finals staged there between 1920 and 1922, it was rapidly a success.

Stamford Bridge Reviews

We took the Stadium Tour last week and had a great time. It is great to see behind the scenes at Chelsea. We visited the press room, changing rooms and got to complete the tunnel walk and sit in both dugouts. In addition there’s access to the Chelsea museum and the opportunity to have your photo taken with both Champions League trophies….the only place in London you can do this 🙂 Our guide was extremely knowledgeable about the club and shared inside information. I’d definitely recommend visiting if your a football fan.

Came to Stamford bridge at the age of 8 years old, guess what it was Chelsea v man United, my dad had no idea about football and football crowds but lifted me on his shoulders, where I saw George best take on players in his way, my favourite player was Charlie Cooke who took the ball from him, George best was by far the most talented footballer in that era, packed lunch and at the turnstiles at 1PM, offered a trial at Ipswich under Bobby Robson but my running and swimming seemed more important did eventually play senior football

Stamford Bridge Stadium Events

Stamford Bridge offers a variety of flexible meeting spaces and services, as well as superb restaurants and an exclusive health club and spa. Our facilities include 25 function rooms and 60 syndicate rooms that can accommodate groups ranging from 2 to 1,000 people.

Whether you’re planning an exhibition, a lavish awards banquet, or a small business meeting in a unique location, Stamford Bridge provides the perfect venue for you.

Stamford Bridge Stadium Tour Video

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Stamford Bridge Wikipedia

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Outside Stamford Bridge

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Summary of Stamford Bridge

This gorgeous and fascinating stadium is owned by Chelsea Pitch Owners. Chelsea’s home ground. It is the 9th largest venue in the Premier League’s 2021–22 season, with a capacity of 40,834.

The name “Stamford Bridge” has a long history in English history, since it was the scene of one of King Harold’s most famous fights against the Vikings in Yorkshire in 1066.

Stamford Bridge Stadium offers some amazing tours which you defiantly need to plan (even if you’re not a Chelsea fan).

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