Home to the Blues or Pensioners


Home to the Blues or Pensioners

The home of Chelsea Football Club - 'The Bridge' since 1877

Location: Stamford Bridge, SW6 1HS

Description: Stamford Bridge is the home of Chelsea Football Club, a stadium on the border of Fulham and Chelsea, in the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham.

Nicknamed 'The Bridge' by the club's supporters, it was opened in 1877 as a home for the London Athletics Club and was used almost exclusively for that purpose until 1904, when the lease was acquired by brothers Gus and Joseph Mears, who wanted to stage high-profile professional football matches there.

Times have moved on since then and the capacity is now 42,055, making it one of the Premier League's 'premier' stadiums.

Chelsea were founded on 14 March 1905 at The Rising Sun pub (now The Butcher's Hook), opposite the present-day main entrance to the ground on Fulham Road, and were elected to the Football League shortly afterwards - so there you go.

Themes: SportSport Theme  ArchitectureArchitecture Theme
Home to the Blues or Pensioners

The home of Chelsea Football Club - 'The Bridge' since 1877

Ranking This Month: 1747/2868

Pages Hit This Month: 35


Other places nearby:


Fred Perry lived here», 5.9km

London's Oasis in the Park», 2.0km

To Dare is To Do», 9.9km

Tottenham Hotspurs Formed Here», 9.8km

Henman Hill or Murray Mound?», 3.3km

Bobby 'Dazzler' George», 10.km

WG Grace's Day Job», 6.9km

Charlton's The Valley», 9.7km

Superhoops in the Bush», 2.6km

Cricketer CB Fry born here», 7.7km

Location Pinpointed: