Stamford Bridge is not known for being one the noisiest stadiums in England, but if you’re after a bit of atmosphere then the Matthew Harding Stand is the place to sit. Away fans are housed in the south-east corner of the Shed End, which often rivals the Harding Stand for singing. If offers a pretty good view, too. 3,000 tickets are usually allocated to visiting supporters, but this can increase for cup games. Alternatively, if you can’t get to the ground take a look at the football on tv link, Football Fancast’s guide to what’s on the box.
Chelsea Tickets for games quite often go on general sale, and can be purchased from the club’s website or from Football Fancast’s ticket page for the latest prices. Club members get discounted tickets, but non-members can expect to pay between £35 (Family Area) and £60 (West Stand upper and middle tiers)
Ticket Sales & Enquiries: 0871 9841 905 (UK)
GETTING TO Stamford Bridge
Nearest tube station is Fulham Broadway which on the District Line. Take the tube to Earls Court (if necessary, change for a Wimbledon bound tube). Nearest overground station is West Brompton, which is served by trains from Clapham Junction (served by trains from London Waterloo and Victoria stations). It’s around a 15 minute walk to the ground from West Brompton station. When you get there, turn right outside the station past the Tournament Pub (worth a cheeky one, nice pub, but cover colours), then right again into Brompton Cemetery. Walk on through the Cemetery (follow the crowd and police horses – sometimes the former are on the latter), and the Bridge will be visible to the right. If it’s a night game, turn right after the cemetery into Finborough Road. Somewhat easier then travelling by car.
Stick the address in your Sat Nav: Stamford Bridge, Fulham Road, London, SW6 1HS
Parking restrictions during the game make it advisable to travel by tube. Limited on-site matchday underground parking is available – £20 per car with no entry after 2.00pm. If you do choose to drive, a number of local resident schemes are in operation around the ground, so you may well end up having to park some way from the ground itself.
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Where to drink
The pre-match drink to discuss your team or your fantasy football players is a gameday necessity. It’s pretty lively around the Bridge on matchdays, both inside and out of the pubs and bars, but that’s how football should be for me. There are certainly some pubs you should avoid (So Bar) but if you head out away from the ground toward Parsons Green Tube Station there’s a nice pub with food available.
The pubs near the ground can be quite partisan, so I would recommend getting a drink somewhere on the journey there. 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!’. Ross Mooring adds; The best (well, least partisan) pub for away fans is the Slug and Lettuce outside Fulham Broadway train station situated a few minutes walk from the ground. It’s an upmarket pub with a good security and police presence outside on matchdays. Very full but rarely any trouble. Away fans though should avoid the Sofa Bar. Alcohol (Budweiser) is available inside the ground but it is a bit pricey, even for Londoners!’. About a ten minute walk away from the ground near Parsons Green Tube Station is the White Horse. A large comfortable pub which sells good food and a range of real ales including Harveys Ales from Sussex. To find this pub with the new West Stand behind you turn right (up past where the away coaches are parked) up Fulham Road and into Fulham Broadway, passing the tube station on your right. Continue to follow Fulham Road around to the left and then take a left hand turn into Parsons Green Road. Go under the bridge passing Parsons Tube Station on your right and you will reach the White Horse pub on your left.
Where to Eat
Usual pasties (Chicken Balti £2.50) and hot dogs (rollover £3). Bottles of Bud (available in away end) priced at £3.
Where to Stay
To find out where the best place to stay please go to FootballFanCast’s Travel Page for a quick hotel search
Ten Men Went to Mow
One man went to mow, Went to mow a meadow,
One man and his dog,
Went to mow a meadow,
Two men went to mow, Went to mow a meadow,
Two men, one man and his dog,
Went to mow a meadow,
repeat up to 9 then everyone stands up….
Ten men went to mow, Went to mow a meadow,
Ten men, nine men, eight men, seven men, six men, five men, four men, three men, two men, one man and his dog,
Went to mow a meadow,
(arms extended: �/)
(clap x 3 above head: �/)
and repeat until you realise that everyone else has sat down because it’s now half time
Flying high, up in the sky, We’ll keep the blue flag flying high From Stamford Bridge to Wemb(er)ley We’ll keep the blue flag flying high
Over Land and Sea
We all follow the Chelsea Over land and sea – And Leicester! We all follow the Chelsea onnnntooo vi-ic-toreee (altogether now) We all follow the Chelsea Over land and sea – And Leicester! We all follow the Chelsea onnnntooo vi-ic-toreee
Blue is the Colour Chorus Blue is the colour, football is the game We’re all together, and winning is our aim So cheer us on through the sun and rain ’cause Chelsea, Chelsea is our name
Verse 1 Here at the Bridge whether rain or fine We can shine all the time Home or away, come and see us play You’re welcome any day
Chorus Blue is the colour, football is the game We’re all together, and winning is our aim So cheer us on through the sun and rain ’cause Chelsea, Chelsea is our name
Verse 2 Come to the Shed and we’ll welcome you Wear your blue and see us through Sing loud and clear until the game is done Sing Chelsea everyone.
And it’s super Chelsea Super Chelsea F.C We’re by far the greatest team… the world has ever seen (repeat)
We Love You Chelsea
We Love You Chelsea, we do We Love You Chelsea, we do We Love You Chelsea, we do Oh Chelsea we love you! (repeat)
Come on Chelsea
Come on Chelsea, Come On Chelsea (repeat)
Chelsea, Chelsea, Chelsea, Chelsea
Chelsea, Chelsea, Chelsea, Chelsea, Chelsea (repeat)