Chelsea: Stamford Bridge Stadium Guide
Stamford Bridge is the home of Chelsea Football Club and is situated in the heart of affluent South West London, making it a perfect location if you wish to catch Chelsea FC tickets for a match in the capital.
The ground at Chelsea Football Club has a capacity of over 40,000 and there is an unmistakable atmosphere generated at the bridge for Chelsea matches because the stands at the ground are in very close proximity to the pitch. In many ways, Stamford Bridge is reminiscent of the way football used to be and offers a chance to see the world’s best footballers in a reasonably intimate venue with Chelsea tickets from Football Ticket Pad.
With the previous Stamford Bridge having an oval shape, the re-brand of the stadium looks extremely impressive - filling in the corners, meaning that there are no gaps within the stadium's infrastructure.
A completely encompassed stadium makes for an excellent fan and tourist attraction on matchday. In commemoration of a former Chelsea Vice-Chairman, the North Stand was also named the ‘Matthew Harding Stand’ and holds some wonderful memories generated by a legend of the club.
Their stadium is one of the oldest football grounds in England and has been their home ever since the club was founded in 1905, making Chelsea FC tickets a real treat for any Blues fan visiting London. With vocal fans, this Stadium certainly looks to boost its capacity in years to come for the Chelsea faithful - making for incredible scenery and atmosphere. Do not miss out on this season's games with Football Ticket Pad as we look forward to being the provider of this excellent experience you will encounter at Stamford Bridge.
Stamford Bridge Seating
Matthew Harding Stand / North Stand: This is a two-tiered stand located behind the goal in the North End of Stamford Bridge. This is where the majority of Chelsea season ticket holders are seated and where Chelsea season/members cards are hosted.
The Matthew Harding Stand was named after the former club director whose investment transformed the club in the early 1900s. This is one of the most lively areas in the stadium to sit in, especially in the lower tier.
Fans can buy both Shortside Upper and Shortside Lower tickets for this section of the ground. The club museum and Chelsea Health Club and Spa can be found adjacent to the stand.
East Stand: This is the Main Stand at Stamford Bridge and is made up of three tiers. The players’ tunnel, dugout and Press Box are all housed in this part of the stadium with the middle tier providing Executive Boxes and Club Suites for Chelsea ticket holders. A family section can also be found in the lower tier of the East Stand.
When the stand was built in 1905 it was the only stand that was built with a roof. The East Stand was then demolished and rebuilt in 1973 where it now holds around 11,000 Chelsea supporters.
Shed End / South Stand: This is the smallest stand in the stadium holding a little over 6,000 fans. Despite its size, it is one of the loudest parts of the stadium and houses around 3,000 fans in the away section in the corner towards the East Stand. Shortside Upper tickets are widely regarded as some of the best seats in Stamford Bridge in terms of both noise and view.
West Stand: This is the largest and most recent stand at Stamford Bridge after it was fully refurbished in 2001 to hold over 13,000 fans over three tiers. The middle tier of the West Stand is designated entirely to Executive Boxes, known as the Millennium Suites - all of which are named after former Chelsea players. There are six suites in this stand which also include the Clarke Suite, Drakes and Tambling Suite.
On matchday, ticket holders can visit the Peter Osgood statue outside the East Stand in memory of the former striker who was known as ‘The King of Stamford Bridge.
Chelsea Ticket Types
Season / Members Cards: These Chelsea tickets are reserved seats which are available at Stamford Bridge for every match of the season. Football Ticket Pad customers will then receive their Chelsea ticket before the match, before returning their season/members card in a pre-paid envelope after the game.
Chelsea Season / Members cards are available in various parts of the stadium and fans can see the available ticket types when browsing their intended Chelsea ticket page. Once customers get their ticket they then scan their season/members card at the turnstile when gaining entry to the stadium.
E-tickets: Chelsea tickets always come in the form of either paper tickets or season cards, unfortunately, there are no ticket options available at Stamford Bridge.
Paper tickets: This is the more traditional way to receive your official Chelsea FC matchday tickets. Once your payment has been confirmed on Football Ticket Pad your tickets are then sent out by post to the address provided in your payment details. Customers then receive their CFC tickets 3-4 days before the match and they will be notified by email once their tickets have been dispatched. Chelsea ticket holders can then gain entry to Stamford Bridge with their paper ticket at the turnstile.