Crystal Palace FC - Selhurst Park
Selhurst Park has a present capacity of 26,309 and is an excellent example of a traditional English football stadium. It was also the home of the first ever ground sharing scheme when Charlton Athletic moved in temporarily in 1985 whilst the Valley was redeveloped. The stadium itself has a real football feel to it. The atmosphere is regularly very good and the noise created by home fans on cup games is rarely beaten at this level. Given the choice, sit behind either goal for the best views and to avoid structural pillars.
Visiting supporters are now situated in one side of the Arthur Wait Stand at the end closest to the Whitehorse Lane End. Over 2,000 away supporters can be accommodated here but there are many bad seats that need to be avoided if possible. Seats toward the rear of the stand are wooden with little leg room and hindered views from an over hanging roof and a supporting pillar. If you're lucky enough to visit when it's unreserved seating, my advice is to arrive early.
Selhurst Park seating plan:
Where To Drink
Jamie Green tells me that the Clifton Arms on Clifton Road is now a home supporter only pub. This is the nearest pub to the ground. Away fans are best off heading towards Flora Sands which is a Wetherspoons pub, opposite Thornton Heath railway station. Alternatively, the Prince George is a small family run Pub that welcomes home and away fans.
There is plenty of street parking in the local area, but a lot of it has been converted to residents only on match days or pay and display with a four hour limit. Make sure you allow yourself some extra time to make the journey as it's a very busy area especially on Saturdays.
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The nearest / closest train stations to Crystal Palace's Selhurst Park Stadium are Selhurst, Thornton Heath and Norwood Junction. Selhurst and Thornton Heath stations are served by London Victoria main line, Clapham Junction, London Bridge (every 30 minutes) and East Croydon (every 15 minutes). You can also use Norwood Junction station which is served by London Bridge, East Croydon, Gatwick airport and a limited service from London Victoria. Click on the following link to see a map of Selhurst with directions from all three stations Map of Selhurst Park.
PLEASE NOTE that Crystal Palace overground station is NOT the station for Selhurst Park.
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