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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

24th March 1947 Businessman Alan Sugar (The Apprentice, Amstrad), was born in Hackney, East London.

24th March 1888 Born today: Jameson Thomas, London England, actor (Farmer's Wife)

24th March 1834 Pioneering textile designer and artist William Morris was born in Walthamstow.go to related location

24th March 1792 Benjamin West (US) becomes president of Royal Academy of London

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.


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