This is written by Katie S @flump9
Welcome to the first edition of this seasons Away Days feature! I hope to be able to bring you all the useful information to make your away day that little bit easier. Since our last Away Days article, we now have a brand new forum. The forum has a section named ‘Tickets and Travel’, you will find topics to discuss car-sharing, possible mini-bus hire, spare tickets for matches and much more. Make sure you take a look!
So the new season is underway and first up is Chelsea away. This is obviously not going to be an easy game, but one thing that is pretty evident is the confidence that our fans seem to have. If you had asked our fans what the score would be for last season’s opener against Arsenal, I doubt many would have predicted a 0-2 win. A year on and we genuinely have the belief we can beat anyone.
Last season was incredible and if we can build on that, then this season is going to be very exciting. COYI!
Address: Fulham Road, London, SW6 1HS
Seating Away fans are located in the south east corner of the Shed End lower tier. The view is quite good as there are no supporting pillars within the stadium and the leg room is also sufficient.
From Stratford it takes about an hour by tube or 40 minutes to an hour by car.
It is not recommended to drive in, but if you aren’t local and have to drive, you need to leave the M25 at Junction 15 and turn off onto the M4 towards London. Follow the M4 which becomes the A4 up to Hammersmith. Go over the Hammersmith flyover and continue for 1.5 miles, before turning off for Earls Court. Pass Earls Court station until you reach the junction with Fulham Road. Turn right at the traffic lights and after about half a mile, you will see the ground on your right.
Parking near to the ground is virtually impossible but take a look here https://www.justpark.com/uk/parking/stamford-bridge/#/listings – you can book parking, but it is pretty pricey.
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 nearby, West Brompton and Imperial Wharf, it is then about a 15-minute walk from the stadium. These are both on a direct line between Clapham Junction and Willesden Junction.
Plan your journey here – https://tfl.gov.uk/plan-a-journey/
Food/Drink If you arrive early at Stamford Bridge, it is worth taking advantage of their ‘Early Arrival Offers’. It only applies for the first 30 minutes of the gates opening, so you have to be quick.
- Pint of Singha beer, pie or hot dog for only £2.50
- Soft (excluding energy drinks) or hot drink for only £1.00
There are so many places to eat/drink before the match, but he best option is to stop for a drink on your journey there. There are lots of pubs around Earl’s Court, however The Courtfield Tavern is popular with away supporters and is about a 20 minute walk away from the ground or you can jump on the tube. There are a few other pubs around the same area including The Prince of Teck and The Blackbird.
If you aren’t one of the 3000 fans going to Stamford Bridge, make sure you add ‘thewesthamway’ on Snapchat and keep an eye on @WestHamWaycouk on Twitter for live updates throughout the game.
I’m gutted that I can’t make this match, but I hope all the travelling fans have a brilliant away day and that we start the season with 3 points!
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*Details correct at the time of writing this article.