Chelsea – Stamford Bridge

Stamford Bridge is an all-seater stadium with a capacity of 42,500. 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.

How to get 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.

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

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


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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Where to Park?parking

While limited (and very expensive) on-site is available, resident-only parking schemes operate near the ground on match days. It is advisable to park a little further afield and catch the tube to the ground.


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 from their official ticket partner.

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.

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.

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.

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 in the ground.

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

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Stadium Key Facts

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Stamford Bridge, Fulham Road, SW6 1HS London


0207 386 9373


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


Club Name

Chelsea F.C.

Rival Club

Arsenal FC

Official Website


Chelsea Facebook

Club Nickname


Construction Cost



Chelsea Pitch Owners


51.4817° N, 0.1910° W

Stamford Bridge FAQ's

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.

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