Year ground opened: 1924
Address: Selhurst Park, London, SE25 6PU
Tel: 0208 768 6000
Opened in 1924, Selhurst Park is a traditional football stadium. It currently has a capacity of 26,309. The stadium itself has a real football feel to it. The atmosphere is regularly very good and the noise created by home fans, particularly for cup games, is rarely beaten at this level.
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 views hindered by an overhanging roof and a supporting pillar.
Clifton Arms on Clifton Road is a good option. Turn left out of the station and take the third road on the left. This is the nearest pub to the ground with a large selection of real ales. Away fans are admitted if they get there early but only home season ticket holders are allowed in ninety minutes before kick-off.
Another good bet is the Wetherspoon’s pub opposite Thornton Heath railway station. It welcomes home and away supporters, is reasonably priced and serves food.
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 parking 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.
The 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.
Please note that Crystal Palace overground station is not the station to use for Selhurst Park.