Discover the authentic Selhurst Park
Crystal Palace had to share their stadium a number of times with other clubs. Charlton Athletic FC played at the stadium for six years due to collapse risks of their own stadium. Wimbledon FC didn’t adhere to the safety norms of stadiums, so they were forced to move to another stadium, as well. Both clubs ended up at Selhurst Park. Last year, a green light was given to Crystal Palace to renovate the stadium and increase the capacity to 34,000. The present main stand will be replaced with a five-storey stand. A new era for a new Selhurst Park.
Fun facts about Selhurst Park
The stadium’s record attendance of supporters was 51,000, and it was set when it wasn’t mandatory for stadiums to be all-seaters yet. It’s remarkable that this record was set during the opening game of the stadium between Crystal Palace and Sheffield Wednesday. As mentioned earlier, Crystal Palace was the first club that had to share its stadium with a club from the same city. Every club has got a hard-core fan base, as does Crystal Palace. The diehard fans of Crystal Palace can be found at the Holmesdale Stand, which is located behind the goal.
Visit Selhurst Park
Are you going to visit Selhurst Park while visiting Crystal Palace? Be aware that you’ll have to arrive at the stadium two hours before the start of the match. It's usually extremely busy on a matchday of Crystal Palace and you could also indulge in the authentic English football atmosphere when arriving early. Selhurst Park is pretty far away from London’s centre, so the best way to get to the stadium is probably by train. The chances of you transferring one or two times are grand but everything is very well indicated, so don’t be afraid of getting lost. Other public transportation devices can be found at this website. Book a football trip to Crystal Palace and visit the legendary Selhurst Park!