Crystal Palace football club stadium
Crystal Palace football club stadium (Crystal Palace FC stadium) Selhurst Park is an association football stadium located in the London suburb of South Norwood in the Borough of Croydon. It is the current home ground of Crystal Palace Football Club playing in the Premier League.
Address: Whitehorse Lane, London SE25 6PU, United Kingdom
Opened: August 30, 1924
Team: Crystal Palace F.C.
Hours: Open today · 8:30 am – 5:00 pm
Phone: +44 20 8768 6000
Architect: Archibald Leitch
Selhurst Park was built in the early 1920s after Crystal Palace had bought a piece of land from the Brighton Railway Company and architect Archibald Leitch had been hired to design the new stadium.
Selhurst Park officially opened on the 30th of August 1924 with a match between Crystal Palace and Sheffield Wednesday. It consisted of one covered main stand and large terraces on earth banking on the other sides, though the main stand had not been completed in time for the opening.
Few changes were made to the ground until in 1969 the Arthur Wait Stand got built opposite the main stand.
Selhurst Park set its record attendance in 1979 when 51,801 came to see Crystal Palace beat Burnley and win the Second Division.
In 1983, the club sold the back of the Whitehorse Lane terrace to retailer Sainsbury’s in order to raise money to pay off their debts. A few years later, the remainder of the stand got fitted with executive boxes and a roof. Much of the stadium had then already been converted into an all-seater.
In the late 1980s, Charlton Athletic moved into Selhurst Park after they went into administration and temporarily lost their home ground, the Valley. Later on, Wimbledon would also use the ground after Plough Lane had fallen into disrepair.
Selhurst Park underwent its final developments in 1994 when the Homesdale terrace got demolished and replaced by a two-tiered all-seater stands. At the same time, a new roof got installed on the main stand.
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Ticket for Crystal Palace games can be bought online, or at the Ticket Office at Selhurst Park.
Home matches fall into two pricing categories. Tickets for category B matches, the cheapest, range in price from £25.00 for a lower-tier seat behind the goal to £35.00 for a seat at the main stand. Ticket prices for category A matches, the most expensive, range between £35.00 and £45.00.
Following their promotion to the Premier League, Crystal Palace have decided to only sell tickets to club members. People who buy tickets for a category A match are obligated to also buy a ticket for a category B match.
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