The Fulham Road Stamford Bridge is located on the Fulham Road and is accessible by foot from all directions; anyone unfamiliar with the region should consult a map. The nearest tube stations are West Brompton on the Brompton Road line or Earl's Court on the Piccadilly line.
Stamford Bridge was originally built for use by horses but now has facilities for people with disabilities. It is owned by the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham and is used for sports events including football matches. The ground has a capacity of 60,000 people and is considered to be one of the best stadiums in England.
The first game played at the new stadium was on 3 September 1904 when Chelsea lost 1-0 to Southwark Park Rangers in the London Senior Cup. The club's first league match at the ground came three months later on 26 October 1904 when they lost 2-1 to Woolwich Arsenal. Chelsea remained at Stamford Bridge until 1910 when they moved into their own ground called "The Empire." They sold up at Stamford Bridge to finance the move over to East Enders. After two seasons there, the club decided to return to west London where they have stayed since.
Stamford Bridge (/'[email protected]/) is a football stadium in Fulham, next to the borough of Chelsea in South West London, popularly referred to as The Bridge. Chelsea Football Club, which participates in the Premier League, calls it home. Built in 1905, the stadium has been the venue for many famous events in British history, including some World Cup finals.
The ground has a capacity of 77,000 and is the largest stadium in the London metropolitan area. It is also one of the most expensive stadiums ever built when it was completed in 1909.
The record attendance at a Chelsea game is just under 100,000 people watching them play Liverpool in the 1966 European Cup final day event at the stadium. This was only confirmed recently with evidence found in the archives of Ewood Park (the then home of Blackburn Rovers) showing that the match was officially listed as being played on a Sunday with no problem attending it within the legal limits set by the Football Association at the time.
It's interesting to note that there were actually two matches played at the stadium on the same day - one at 3 p.m. and another at 5 p.m. The first was the real finale and saw Chelsea win 3-1 victory over Liverpool. The second game was a pre-season friendly between Chelsea and Leeds United which ended in a 2-2 draw.
The finest view at Stamford Bridge is from the West Stand, near to the midway line. While this may not be the finest seat in the house at Stamford Bridge, there is a reason why the directors' box at every sporting stadium is located halfway up the stand, parallel to the half-way line. It provides the best view of the field without obstructing the view for those behind you.
If you are looking for a view of London then look no further than the directors' box at Stamford Bridge. The city can be seen from almost all parts of the ground, especially when it comes to big games.
The directors' box at Chelsea FC has been called "the most prestigious seat in English football" by The Guardian. Its status was earned over many years and continues today under Guus Hiddink. The box has only eight seats, so if you want to go along you will need to book yourself in advance. You can do this through any of the club shops or their website.
There are different prices for non-match days and for games: £100 on match days; £50 otherwise. You can pay by cash, card or PayPal.