Selhurst Park (capacity 26,309)
Having temporarily been home to both Charlton Athletic and Wimbledon, Selhurst Park has been the permanent home to Crystal Palace since 1924. The stadium has undergone some developments over the years, the most recent of which was when the old Holmsdale Terrace was demolished and replaced by a two-tiered all-seater stand.
The older parts of the stadium are now beginning to show their age, with a number of supporting pillars in place, some of which can cause an obstruction to the view of the pitch for away fans. The Main Stand also has a number of outdated floodlights on its roof. However, the atmosphere inside the stadium is generally superb, with a very partisan section of the home support situated in one side of the Holmesdale Road end.
Away fans visiting Selhurst Park are located on one side of the Arthur Wait stand, with a typical allocation of 2,000.
Most streets around Selhurst Park are residents only but some are pay and display with a 4 hour limit. There are also a couple of local schools which offer parking for £5 per car. There is some street parking available if you follow Whitehorse Lane to the North East where it joins South Norwood Hill, where you will find Howden Road opposite. This could be an option along with Auckland Road. It goes without saying that around this area, traffic is bad on a matchday so allow yourself plenty of time.
We’ve compiled a list of car parks, below, near to Selhurst Park for hassle free parking while you’re at the match.
|Car Park||Sat Nav||Cost||Distance to Ground||Description|
|Sainsbury’s Car Park||SE25 6XB||Free||0.1km||The Sainsbury’s right next to Selhurst Park has a 4.5 hours limit but fills up quickly so make sure you get there early.|
The nearest railway stations to Selhurst Park are Selhurst, Thornton Heath, or Norwood Junction, which are all served by trains from London Victoria. Thornton Heath and Norwood Junction are also served by trains from London Bridge. From these stations, it’s about a 10-15 minute walk to the stadium. It’s worth nothing that Crystal Palace station isn’t actually near the stadium so is probably best avoiding.
Away fans usually prefer using Thornton Heath because there are a few away friendly pubs on the way to the stadium. As you exit the station you’ll be on Woodville Road. Head North but turn right almost immediately on to High Street. Keep walking and you’ll pass Riley’s Sports Centre. After around 500m, turn left on to Whitehorse Lane. After around 500m, you’ll see Selhurst Park on the right hand side.
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There are a number of away friendly pubs near Selhurst Park, 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 Selhurst Park.
Over the coming months we will be building up fans reviews of the best places to drink on an away trip to Crystal Palace, 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 Crystal Palace’s Selhurst Park 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 Crystal Palace 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!