Selhurst Park has been open since 1924 and is the home of Crystal Palace. The stadium is made up of four stadiums, two modern and two old side stands. The stadium is a traditional British stadium with plenty of character.
Selhurst Park is an all-seater stadium and has a capacity of 25,456. The home fans are known for the noise they make and are amongst the best home fans in the country, certain in the Premier League.
WHAT’S IT LIKE FOR AWAY FANS
Away supporters are housed in the Arthur Wait Stand where just over 2,000 supporters can be housed. The views are generally decent although the further back you go, the more restricted the view becomes.
Recently, a new TV gantry has been installed which has made the views even worse in the last 10 rows. Some fans have reported its that bad that they can’t see the other side of the pitch.
The usual refreshments are available such as burgers and hot togs range from £4 to £6. Alcohol is not available for away supporters. There is only one small bar so a sizeable away crowd could cause long ques.
Pubs are very limited around Selhurst Park and many fans tend to drink in and around Central London.
The Rail Telegraph on Brigstock Road is popular with away supporters. It is quite a spacious pub and around a 15-minute walk from Selhurst Park.
HOW TO GET THERE
By car: Leave the M25 at Junction 7 and follow the signs for the A23 to Croydon. At Purley bear left onto the A23 at its junction with the A235 (to Croydon). You will pass roundabouts and junctions with the A232 and A236 as you pass Croydon, after which the A23 bears left at Thornton Heath (at the Horseshoe pub roundabout).
Here you must go straight over into Brigstock Road (B266), passing Thornton Heath Station on your left and bearing right on to the High Street. At the next mini roundabout, (Whitehorse Road/Grange Road) go left into Whitehorse Lane and Selhurst Park is on your right. (Source: cpfc.co.uk)
By Train: A train from Birmingham New Street to Thornton Heath will take around 2 hours and 20 minutes.
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