Selhurst Park Stadium

Selhurst Park Stadium. Crystal Palace Stadium. Aerial View
Selhurst Park Interior. Credit.

Address: Holmesdale Rd, London SE25 6PU. Tel: 020 8768 6000

Selhurst Park Stadium Stats

Selhurst Park Stadium
Away Capacity3,000
OwnerCrystal Palace
Year Built1924
Average Attendance25,511 (22/23 Season)
Record Attendance51,482 (1979 vs Burnley)

Crystal Palace Stats
Year Founded1905
NicknamesThe Eagles, The Glaziers
Club MascotPete The Eagle
Rival ClubsBrighton, Millwall, Charlton Athletic
Record ScorerClinton Morrison (106 Goals)
Record AppearancesJim Cannon (663 Games)
OwnerStephen Parish
Shirt SponsorCinch

Selhurst Park Stadium Seating Plan

Selhurst Park / Crystal Palace Stadium Seating Plan

Holmesdale Road Stand8,329Two tiered stand erected in 1994
Arthur Wait Stand9,574Named after a former chairman of Crystal Palace and also houses away fans
Main Stand5,460Built in 1924 with plans to extend into three tiers but progress is slow.
Whitehorse Lane Stand2,699Contains the Jumbotron. Capacity includes spaces in executive boxes

The easiest way to get hold of tickets without breaking the bank is to be an official member of the club. Memberships start at £25 – £60 depending on your age.

Season tickets for the current season start at £545 for Zone 5 seats up to £790 for Zone 1.

Prices for individual games vary depending on the fixture and it you aren’t a member and want to get your tickets as a one off somewhere else is always a good option.

Getting to Selhurst Park Stadium

By Car: Postcode for the stadium is SE25 6PU but many of the streets close to the stadium is limited to permit holders only as part of a current trail. Therefore driving and trying to park near the stadium for a match isn’t advised.

To reach the stadium; leave the M25 at junction 7 and follow the A23 to Croydon. When you reach Thornton Heath (at the Horseshoe Pub roundabout) take the exit for Brigstock Road (B266), at the next mini-roundabout take the left onto Whitehorse Lane and the stadium will be on your right.

By Train: The nearest stations are Selhurst, Thornton Heath and Norwood Junction. All stations are roughly 15 minute walks from the stadium. Crystal Palace station is 2 miles from the stadium so don’t walk from here (despite what the name suggests!).

Trains run regularly from all major London train stations:
London Victoria – Southern Trains to Selhurst Station
London Bridge – Southern Trains to Norwood Junction
London Waterloo – Southwestern Trains to Clapham Junction, then Southern Trains to Norwood Junction
London Kings Cross – Northern Line to London Bridge, then Southern Trains to Norwood Junction
London Euston – Northern Line to London Bridge, then Southern Trains to Norwood Junction
London Paddington – Circle Line to London Victoria, then Southern Trains to Selhurst Station

By Bus: Plenty of options for bus services that pass close to the stadium, you can plan your route here.

By Taxi: Taxis usually drop off at the end of Park Road which is closest to the away end of the ground.

By Bike: Bike storage is free and available up to 3 hours before kick off from the stadium’s information centre located by Entrance 9.

Hampton by Hilton – Groupama House, 30 Dingwall Rd, Croydon CR0 2NB – Tel: 020 8726 0200

Premier Inn – Phillips House, 6 Lansdowne Rd, Croydon CR0 2BX – Tel: 0333 321 9315

Selhurst Park, one of the many stadiums in the UK designed by Archibald Leitch, became the home of Crystal Palace FC in 1924 following a move from their temporary stay at Croydon Common Athletic Ground.

Palace had owned the land Selhurst Park was built on in 1922 after acquiring it from The London, Brighton and South Coast Railway for £2,750. The first iteration of the stadium featured just one stand but still hosted international games early in it’s life with England playing Wales at Selhurst in 1926.

Like many grounds around England at the time, floodlights were installed in the 1950s (1953 to be exact) and another stand was added in 1969, coinciding with the clubs first promotion to the top-flight of English football. Changes to the other two ends were made shortly afterwards.

Internal view of Selhurst Park & Pitch

Despite Palace being one of the first clubs to own the land and their stadium early in their life they ran into financial difficulties in the 1980’s which saw them sell the freehold to the land. The land changed hand many times before a consortium of Palace fans reached a deal for the purchase of the club and the ground in 2010.

There are plans to develop the stadium and increase seating capacity to 33,674 which have been approved by the Croydon council but discussions are still on-going about re-acquiring part of the land that was sold in the 1980s to Sainsbury’s which has slowed progress.