Stamford Bridge (capacity 41,663)
Stamford Bridge is currently the eighth largest stadium in the country, and the club has plans to expand the capacity to over 60,000 in the coming years. It has undergone a number of major changes since it was first built, most recently in the 1990’s when it was renovated into a modern, all seater stadium.
Both East and West Stands are three tiered, with the latter an impressive and modern looking stand with a transparent roof which allows a greater amount of light on to the pitch. The two end stands are two tiered, with the Matthew Harding Stand said to be the loudest of the home stands.
Away fans visiting Stamford Bridge are located in the Shed End lower tier, nearest the East Stand, with a typical allocation of 3,000.
Parking is extremely limited around Stamford Bridge, with a parking restriction zone within a few miles radius of the stadium. There are usually some spaces around Waltham Green (SW6 2AF) but these spaces tend to get taken early on matchday. Public transport is probably more advisable and the nearest Tube station is Fulham Broadway.
We’ve compiled a list of car parks, below, near to Stamford Bridge for hassle free parking while you’re at the match.
|Car Park||Sat Nav||Cost||Distance to Ground||Description|
|Chelsea and Westminster Hospital||SW10 9NH||£15||0.8km||A short 10 minutes walk from Stamford Bridge is the underground car park at the Chelsea and Westminster Hospital. On match day, this car park does become very busy so please get there early if you intend to drive.|
The nearest tube station to Stamford Bridge is Fulham Broadway, which is on the District Line. This would be a good option if travelling into London Kings Cross by train.
The nearest over ground train station is West Brompton. This station is served by trains from Clapham Junction, which itself is served by trains from London Waterloo and Victoria stations. It’s around a 15 minute walk to Stamford Bridge from West Brompton station. As you exit the station, turn right and head down Old Brompton Road. You’ll see Brompton Cemetery on your right. Enter the Cemetery, and as you walk through you will see Stamford Bridge appear. Alternatively, if it is a night game, it’s not advisable to walk through the cemetery. Instead, take the next right on to Finborough Road. After around 800m, turn right onto Fulham Road and the stadium is located on the right.
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There are a number of away friendly pubs near Stamford Bridge, all of which cater to different needs. Please note, however, that some bars require club colours to be covered and some do not allow children.
However, rather than take our word for it, we want to give you the view from other away fans who have visited Stamford Bridge.
Over the coming months we will be building up fans reviews of the best places to drink on an away trip to Chelsea, and you’ll be able to find them here.
In the meantime, we’ve included a map below with all the best away pubs highlighted for you.
See what other away fans think of Chelsea’s Stamford Bridge in our ‘Away Day Reviews’.
If you’ve already been, then you can share your experience with us by writing your own review.
See how Chelsea perform in our away day rankings, where away fans rate the pie, pint, cuppa and away day overall.
Check out our photo gallery where you can view other away fans’ photos. You can also share your own experience by uploading your own!