Charlton's The Valley


Charlton's The Valley

This is where Charlton Football Club play their home games.

Location: Floyd Road, Charlton, SE7 8BL

Description: The Valley is Charlton Athletic Football Club's 27,111-capacity sports stadium dating back to 1919.

After years without a proper home they bought an old abandoned sand and chalk pit here and volunteers, fans and club members dug out the pitch here, using the removed earth to build banked terraces. The final result looked Valley-esque hence the name of the ground.

They moved out for the 192324 season with hope of a merger at Catford on the cards, but it fell through and they came back home.

For many years, the ground was the largest Football League ground in London - with a capacity of up to 75,000. The huge East Stand (or rather bank) was by far the largest stand in English football.

In 1985 Charlton left the Valley again, entering into the first official ground-sharing solution in The Football League, with Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park for 3 seasons before moving home again.

It also holds the record for the official loudest rock concert ever: The Who, 31 May 1976, measuring 126db at a distance of 32 metres (105 ft) from the speakers.

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Charlton's The Valley

This is where Charlton Football Club play their home games.

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