Year Ground Opened: 1904
Address: Green Street, Upton Park, London, E13 9AZ
Tel: 020 8548 2748
The Boleyn Ground has been the home of West Ham United since 1904. Since then the stadium has gone through many face lifts in that time including August 1944, when a V-1 flying bomb landed on the south-west corner of the pitch destroying part of the stadium. There are no bad seats in the stadium but the view from the East Stand is possibly best as you sit looking at three relatively new and impressive stands through the action. The more vociferous home fans tend to sit in the Bobby Moore lower section where they can get quite excitable.
Away supporters are seated in the one end of the lower Sir Trevor Brooking Stand. The usual allocation is 2,200 although they can have upto 3,600 depending on demand and the occasion. The concourse is a little cramped but do have televisions in which show Sky Sports and any early kick offs.
Most of the pubs around the ground are for home supporters only and the home fans don’t take to kindly to away fans drinking in their locals.
The Denmark Arms tends to be a favourite for Aston Villa fans and this is situated on the Barking Road near the East Ham Town Hall. Despite the pub being pretty large it tends to get very busy leading to fans buying cans from the off licences in offer.
The Central (also on Barking Road) and the Miller’s Well on the corner of Barking Road and Steatfeild Avenue are also happy to accept away supporters.
Parking is restricted in many of the immediate roads in the vicinity so be careful where you leave your car. The best area for street parking is all the residential roads off Boundary road which runs the opposite side of Barking Road from Green Street. These are especially good for a quick get away back onto the A13. Providing you arrive in plenty of time you’ll find a space within 10 minutes walk of the stadium.
Upton Park is the closest Underground station to West Ham United FC (The Boleyn Ground). Turn right and it’s 500 yards on your left. Upton Park Station is on the District (Green) line, in Zone 3 and journey times from Central London are approx 40mins. When you exit the station turn right. The stadium is then a 2 minute walk on your left hand side.
The nearest / closest train station to West Ham United’s Boleyn Ground is a fair distance away, however the following the stations can be used (with connections) to get to The Boleyn:
Stratford Mainline Station (First Great Eastern) then take bus route 104 or Underground (Jubilee Line then change at West Ham for District Line) or Barking Mainline Station (c2c railways) then take bus route 5 or Underground (District) Line
Away fans are advised that the away entrance is located in Priory Rd. Fans coming from Upton Park station have to take the alleyway link from Tudor Rd.