If you’re travelling to Chelsea, please take a look at the following details…
CHELSEA FOOTBALL CLUB
Directions from The North
Leave the M25 at Junction 15 and take the M4 towards London, which then becomes the A4. Carry on over the Hammersmith flyover and after a further one and half miles, take the Earls Court turning (A3220). Continue past Earls Court station and down the one way system until you reach the junction with Fulham Road (A304). At this junction, turn right at the traffic lights and after about half a mile, you will see the ground on your right.
Post Code for SAT NAV: SW6 1HS
Nothing around the ground as it is residential permit only and fans not advised to drive to Stamford Bridge.
All away coaches are to park on Imperial Road as per the below Map. This is around a 10-15 minute walk to the ground. No coaches will be allowed to park up until 2 hours before kick-off.
Imperial Road is part of the South Fulham Traffic Congestion and Pollution Reduction Zone so access is usually restricted to borough residents and other specially authorised vehicles. To ensure a coach parking space is allocated and avoid the risk of incurring a Penalty Charge Notices (PCNs) please follow this link https://booking.gotocsp.com/chelsea. Please note that all coaches must be booked onto the system no later than 48 hours prior to the fixture date. Any booking received after this time will be at significant risk of incurring a Penalty Charge Notice (PCN).
Chelsea traffic marshals will be able to direct supporters to the ground which is between 10 and 15 minutes walk. If there are fewer than 10 visiting supporter coaches then they will normally, and with the agreement of the police, be relocated during the match to outside the ground in Fulham Road between Stamford Gate and Britannia Gate.
Rail (London Underground)
Please note the DISTRICT Line is not operational on the day meaning Fulham Broadway is not in use.
From St Pancras use the PICCADILLY LINE down to EARLS COURT – Then a 20 minute walk to the stadium.
West Brompton is the closest station available. For this catch the VICTORIA LINE TO highbury and islington and then BR overground to West B
The Shed End upper and lower tiers are allocated for away fans. The view from this area of the ground is pretty good and the refreshment areas are modern looking. Please note all this area is now safe standing, this means you get a seat and a standing area directly in front of the seat secured by a rail. Stewards will enforce you standing in your allocated area.
Proof of double vaccination via the NHS Covid app, or proof of a negative lateral flow test taken inside the previous 48 hours.
Drinking establishments in around the area
It is recommended that if you plan to have a few drinks prior to the game it is best to do this away from the area of Stamford Bridge. All bars welcome away fans. Leicester square and Covent Gardens will be popular with travelling fans. Earls Court is more expensive but is seen as the last stop before heading to the stadium.
Ticket Touts – a person who buys tickets for an event and resells them at a much higher price.
The fixture is sold out. Please be aware of the below if you are purchasing any tickets not sold by the club. Also be aware of your own responsibilities if you no longer want a ticket you have purchased.
Legislation dealing with football matches
The practice of ‘ticket touting’ – where tickets for events are bought and then sold on at vastly inflated prices.. Most people will have turned up at an event and seen touts trying to flog their wares to ticketless punters outside a venue. Such a practice involving football matches, however, is illegal in the UK.
The following pieces of legislation deal with ticket touting for football matches:
- Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994 (CJPOA 1994).
- Violent Crime Reduction Act 2006 (VCRA 2006).
- Ticket Touting (Designation of Football Matches) Order 2007.
Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994
Section 166 of CJPOA 1994 makes it an offence to tout tickets for football matches by creating the following offence for an unauthorised person to:
- sell a ticket for a designated football match; or
- otherwise to dispose of such a ticket to another person.
As s 166 has been in place for a number of years, ticket tout practices evolved to find ways round the legislation. This included:
- offering an item of nominal value – eg, a pen, scarf or pin badge – at an inflated price with the inclusion of a ‘free’ match ticket;
- offering tickets in exchange for other goods or services;
- offering unauthorised hospitality style packages with a ticket included.
Traffic Commissioners guidelines
The Traffic Commissioners’ Guidelines, together with the Sporting Events (Control of Alcohol) Act 1985, as amended by the Public Order Act 1986, prohibits alcohol on a vehicle which :-
is either a public service vehicle or a vehicle adapted to carry more than 8 passengers (i.e., mini – bus) and ;
is being used for the principal purpose of carrying passengers for the whole or part of a journey to or from a designated sporting event.
Coach Operators are reminded to keep to the following new guidelines when carrying supporters to and from football matches :-
1. Coaches are not to stop within 10 miles of the venue either on route to or from the event unless prior agreement is obtained from the local Police Liaison Officer.
2. Unless directed otherwise by a Police Officer, coaches may not stop at premises where intoxicating liquor is sold unless it is sold as ancillary to a substantial meal.
3. Coaches are to arrive at the venue no earlier than two hours before and not later than one hour before kick-off.
4. Coaches are not to set down or uplift passengers at any unauthorised locations without prior permission of the police.
5. Coaches must leave the venue within one hour of the finish of the event.
The Commissioner has powers to attach conditions to Operators’ Licences in relation to journeys to and from football matches, but prefers to rely on co-operation between Operators and Police.
The Police have been asked to notify the Commissioner of any incidents where the guidelines have not been followed so that he may consider whether any conditions should be imposed.