Stamford Bridge is a football stadium that is the home of Chelsea Football Club. The stadium is located in Fulham, London, SW6 1HS, Moore Park Estate neighborhood or familiarly called The Bridge. Enclosure of the Blues was built in 1876 and opened to the public on April 28, 1877. The stadium’s capacity reaches 41,798 seats, make Stamford Bridge as the 8th largest stadium in the Premier League.
Before becoming Chelsea’s stadium, Stamford Bridge is used by the London Athletics Club. Then in 1905, the founder of Chelsea, Gus Mears takes over possession. Since then the home matches of Chelsea FC have always held here. A record for the largest audience was when Chelsea host Arsenal on October 12, 1935, when it was attended by 82,905 people. This happens before the stadium’s capacity is reduced.
Stamford Bridge is also often used for international matches such as the FA Cup Final, semi-final of the FA Cup, Charity Shield and England test match. In addition to be a football pitch, the stadium designed by architect Archibald Leitch can also be enabled for cricket, rugby union, speedway, greyhound racing, baseball and American football.
Tour of Stamford Bridge course is very nice, for one full hour you will be invited to explore every space normally used by the Chelsea players and staff. Including them, every visitor will feel the atmosphere of the locker room, press conference room. Then walk down the hall usually traversed by a courtier of the Blues and his opponent when they wanted to play. Out of the hall, you will see a magnificent panorama of Stamford Bridge and meadow views.
Not only that, the visitors will also see the audio-visual show about the history of Chelsea, until now one of the biggest clubs in the Premier League. Various memorabilia from photos of Chelsea iconic objects you can also see in the museum area.
You can visit and tour to Stamford Bridge every day from 10:00 to 15:00. Especially for a visit to the museum, you can come at 9:30 to 16:00 every day. It should be noted that the museum would be closed two days if the Stamford Bridge held a European competition, for example, the eve of the Champions League (1 day before and during the match day).
Stamford Bridge also allows each visitor to take pictures with the trophy of League of Europe, for example, Champions League trophies. You had to spend 10 pounds. To go to Stamford Bridge you can use the train. The nearest station is Fulham Broadway on the District Line. From here take the train were Earls Court – Wimbledon bound trains and get off at Stamford Bridge.