Chelsea FC warmly welcome Grimsby Town FC supporters to Stamford Bridge and hope that the following information will assist and guide the arrival process ahead of our Carabao Cup fixture on Wednesday night.
The recommended entrances to the site is via Stamford Gate and Bovril Gate (please see map below) (click to expand) which are nearest to the away supporters’ turnstiles. Please check your match ticket for the most convenient entrance to enter.
Supporters are reminded that this game has now completely SOLD OUT.
Town fans will be located in the Shed End. The view from this area is said to be pretty good and the refreshment areas are modern looking.
Where to Eat & Drink
The nearest away supporters’ pubs are to the north-east of Stamford Bridge at Earls Court, and are a 25 to 30-minute walk from the Stadium.
Earls Court Tavern
123 Earls Court Road, Kensington, London SW5 9RL
Prince of Teck
161 Earls Court Road, Kensington, London SW5 9RQ
The Courtfield Tavern
187 Court Road, Kensington, London SW5 9AN
How to get there
Stamford Bridge is the most central of the London football stadiums and is easily accessible by tube (Fulham Broadway) or bus from the centre of the city. It is advised against driving on matchdays due to resident parking restrictions and limited parking around the stadium which apply Monday – Sunday.
As parking on a matchday is very limited the best way to travel to Stamford Bridge is by public transport. By tube or train The nearest tube station is Fulham Broadway on the District Line. If changing at Earls Court Station take a Wimbledon-bound tube. There are two Overground stations near to Stamford Bridge, West Brompton and Imperial Wharf, which are approximately a 15-minute walk from the stadium. These are both on a direct line between Clapham Junction and Willesden Junction. Fulham Broadway tube station is wheelchair accessible. The station also has lift access.
Chelsea FC operate the following queuing procedure (see below) to co-ordinate and moderate the flow of supporters to the turnstiles in order to ensure a safe entry into the Stadium.
On arrival at the queuing system the following processes will occur:
Pre-entry ticket checks
Body and bag search
Electronic ticket scan
Entry through turnstile
During these procedures it may be necessary to temporarily hold supporters at cordon points in order to achieve a safe and steady flow through to the turnstiles.
Turnstiles will be open 2 hours (90 minutes for midweek fixtures) before kick-off and it is advised supporters be in their seats no later than 30 minutes before kick-off.
Please note that large numbers of Supporters arriving late cannot have an expectation of making it into the Stadium before kick-off.
Enhanced security measures are in place and supporters are advised to arrive early to facilitate these. It is requested supporters avoid bringing bags where possible as enhanced searches will be taking place. Please note that explosive/ narcotic/pyrotechnic detection dogs will be present throughout.
Persistent standing is not permitted under the Ground Regulations and, as such, should supporters stand, the club may have imposed upon it a reduction in capacity in the areas where it occurs. Persistent standing on match days is an increasing issue. We understand that supporters will stand at times of excitement and this is acceptable – but persistent standing does cause distress and discomfort to others. We urge you to respect your fellow supporters in this regard.
There is only a limited amount of space to display banners and flags within the Stadium and they must therefore be no larger than 80cm in depth and 250cm in width. Banners and flags must not obstruct the view of others, cover advertising signs or cause a safety hazard. Banners and flags must not display any abusive or threatening words, images, political statements or be deemed unacceptable. Flag poles are not allowed. All banners and flags must carry a Fire Safety Certificate.
Ground Regulations specifically outlaw the use of threatening behaviour, foul or abusive language and discriminatory abuse, chanting or harassment relating to age, disability, gender reassignment, race, religion and belief, sex or sexual orientation.
Chelsea FC takes all forms of discriminatory behaviour very seriously and believes all forms of discriminatory chanting, including antisemitism, homophobic, biphobic and transphobic chanting to be abhorrent behaviour that has no place in football.
Nearest Cash Machine
There is one cash machine located on-site next to the security office by Stamford Gate. There are also cash machines at Fulham Broadway and one across the road from Stamford Gate.
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