Stamford Bridge Stadium, Capacity, Tickets, Seating Plan, Records, Location, Parking

Stamford Bridge is a football stadium in Fulham, adjacent to the Chelsea district of west London. It is the home of Premier League club Chelsea. With a capacity of 40,341, it is the ninth-largest venue for the 2022-23 Premier League season and the 11th-largest football stadium in England.

Built In:1877
Capacity:40,341
Home Teams:Chelsea F.C.
Ground Size:113 by 74 yards (103.3 m × 67.7 m)

Stamford Bridge Stadium History

“Stamford Bridge” is considered to be a derivative of “Samfordesbrigge”, which means “the bridge in the form of sand”. 18th-century maps show a “Stanford Creek” running along the route of what is now a railway line at the rear of the East Stand as a tributary of the Thames. The upper reaches of this tributary are known as Billingswell Ditch, Pools Creek, and Counters Creek. In medieval times the stream was known as Billingwell Dyche, derived from “Billing’s spring or stream”. It formed the boundary between the parishes of Kensington and Fulham. In the 18th century, the creek was known as Counter’s Creek, which is the name it has retained ever since.

The stream had two local bridges: Stamford Bridge on Fulham Road (also registered as Little Chelsea Bridge) and Stanbridge on King’s Road, now known as Stanley Bridge. The existing Stamford Bridge was built of brick between 1860 and 1862 and has since been partially rebuilt.

Stadium Capacity

This stadium has a 40,341 seating capacity.

Stamford Bridge Stadium Seating Plan

Stamford Bridge Stadium Seating Plan
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Stamford Bridge is the home stadium of Chelsea Football Club, located in Fulham, London, England. The stadium has a seating capacity of 41,631.

The seating plan of Stamford Bridge is as follows:

  • The Matthew Harding Stand (Lower and Upper) – Located at the east side of the stadium, it has a seating capacity of around 13,500.
  • The Shed End (Lower and Upper) – Located at the south side of the stadium, it has a seating capacity of around 8,000.
  • The West Stand (Lower and Upper) – Located at the west side of the stadium, it has a seating capacity of around 9,000.
  • The East Stand (Lower and Upper) – Located at the north side of the stadium, it has a seating capacity of around 11,000.

Please note that the seating plan of Stamford Bridge is subject to change and the capacity may also vary depending on the match and the event.

Notable Events & Records

The stadium has seen many historic moments and records during its tenure as Chelsea’s home ground. Some of the notable records at Stamford Bridge include:

  • Chelsea holds the record for the most consecutive home wins in the English top-flight, winning 86 games in a row between March 2004 and October 2008.
  • Chelsea has the highest attendance at Stamford Bridge, with 82,905 spectators watching a match against Arsenal in 1935.
  • Chelsea’s biggest victory at Stamford Bridge came in 1930 when they defeated Jeunesse Hautcharage 10-0 in the European Cup.
  • Chelsea’s top goal scorer at Stamford Bridge is Frank Lampard with 147 goals.

Please note that these records are subject to change and may have been broken over time.

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Getting To Stamford Bridge Stadium

To make your trip to Stamford Bridge easier, we have your transportation options below:

Walk

Stamford Bridge is on Fulham Road and can be accessed on foot from all directions; a map is recommended for those unfamiliar with the area.

Tube

The nearest tube station is Fulham Broadway on the District Line. From central London, take a train to Earls Court and change to Wimbledon-bound trains. There are two Overground stations near Stamford Bridge, West Brompton, and Imperial Wharf, both around a 15-minute walk from the stadium. Both are on a direct line to Clapham Junction station, among others.

Bus

There are two bus stops outside Stamford Bridge on Fulham Road. Fans can reach the stadium using buses number 14, 211, and 414.

Riverboat

Riverboats operate from Monday to Friday. The closest pier to Stamford Bridge is the Port of Chelsea. The boats that stop at this pier run between Putney Pier and Blackfriars Pier. The last eastbound ship arrives in Chelsea Harbor around 6:20 PM. m. The last westbound boat arrives at 7:35 p.m. m.

Bike

There is a bike shed available for cyclists on Stamford Bridge. Please note that this can get crowded on a match day, so arriving early is recommended. The police will also ask you to walk your bike down the last stretch of Fulham Road when there are crowds in the street on match day.

Coach (including visiting amateur coaches)

There is a limited area for amateur trainers on Imperial Road. Imperial Road is now part of the South Fulham Traffic Congestion and Pollution Reduction Zone, so access is generally restricted to Borough residents and other specially authorized vehicles. To ensure a coach parking space is allocated and avoid the risk of incurring Penalty Charge Notices (PCNs), please follow this link https://booking.gotocsp.com/chelsea. Please note that all coaches must be booked in the system no later than 48 hours before the match date. Any booking received after this time will be at significant risk of incurring a Penalty Charge Notice (PCN).

Chelsea traffic marshals will be able to direct fans to the ground, which is a 10-15 minute walk away. If there are fewer than 10 visiting supporter coaches, they will normally, and with the consent of the police, be relocated during the off-pitch match at Fulham Road between Stamford Gate and Britannia Gate.

Car

Fans are advised NOT to drive to Stamford Bridge due to resident parking restrictions in the area around the stadium, especially on match days.

Driving from the north, east or west:

Use the M25 to junction 15 and turn onto the M4 towards London. Follow the M4 which becomes the A4 to Hammersmith. Drive over the Hammersmith flyover and another 1.5 miles before turning off towards Earls Court. Pass Earls Court Station and cross Old Brompton Road, finally reaching Fulham Road. Turn right at the light. After 600 yards, the terrain is on the right. It is difficult to park very low to the ground.

Driving from the south:

Cross the river at Wandsworth Bridge and head onto Wandsworth Bridge Road. At the junction with New King’s Road, turn right and then immediately left. This will take you to Fulham Broadway. Turn right into Fulham Road and the ground is 400 yards on the left. It is difficult to park very low to the ground.

Parking

Stamford Bridge Stadium has a very good parking system.

Stamford Bridge Stadium Map/Location

Azan Haider is Editor and author at Football Arroyo.

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