Didn't come here for a match - we rented the venue for a private conference and loved it. We used the great hall for our keynote and meals. The food was very good. We then used the Millennium suites for the conference rooms. Our staff room overlooked the pitch which was nice.
Would recommend this venue if your looking for a conference. Not much of a football fan myself but if your a Chelsea fan this is Valhalla.
This is one of the prettiest stadiums I've ever been to and I got to see Chelsea whoop Swansea's butt! Such a fun and unique experience checking out English football. It's within walking distance of chic Chelsea in London so there's plenty to do after the game is over. The only bad thing about English football is that you can't drink in sight of the field! Luckily, we got to take advantage of the pregame lunch and I enjoyed a cider there. If you go when it's slightly chilly, definitely bring a sweater or something warm!
Staying Subjective with not be possible on football ground (stadium) reviews on yelp. Brits are very passionate and well, opinionated about their national sport.
stadium: a mash-up of stands from different ages, when I was little the west stand was empty and you could see the building across the way. the design is nothing spectacular.
fans: people who aren't Chelsea fans say that Chelsea only sing when they're winning but I've noticed that @ other clubs too, its just that Chelsea's stadium is so spread out its hard for all the stands to sing in unison. That actually pisses me off. I mean, I know all the songs but i'm not gonna be the lonely american guy to start singing:
Fuck'em all, fuck 'em all,
Man U, West Ham Liverpool,
Cuz we are the Chelsea and we are the best,
We are the Chelsea so Fuck all the rest
I tried once while I was sitting west stand upper and I realized that I was in the 'international area' and not one other person knew the songs. so I wasn't even going to try the classic:
CAREFREEE...WHEREVER WE MAY BE WE ARE THE FAMOUS CFC AND WE DONT GIVE A FUCK WHOEVER YOU MAY BE...one.
I mean, 85% of all the songs start in the North Stand. Fans of the north stand seem to be the 'real fans' and I always desire to sit (well, stand) there everytime I go and sit in the west or south stands.
it's strange writing a yelp review about a football stadium,
As an American, I obvioulsy see it from an outsiders perspective despite the fact that i've been going to Chelsea games since 1992 and have seen the Blues under Ken Bates (nasty corrupt owner who was super shady and such) to becoming a european contender, finally doing well and finishing it under a flashy manager and a wealthy owner. It seems nowadays, Chelsea is keeping it on the down low with a boring manager who shows little emotion and has no flair for exciting football, oh and obviously the fact that the owner no longer wants to spend so much money on the team...
I understand Stamford Bridge itself as a stadium is nothing magnificent but the experience of attending for an American who is used to American sporting events that are a completely different bag all together, is undeniably amazing and unique.
Going to Stamford Bridge is a bit like walking around Tesco. It has everything you need, all the ingredients, but you can't help but find it all a little soulless and boring.
The most shocking thing is that Chelsea can be in a major cup game or a vitally important league game against a rival; yet the atmosphere will continually resemble that of a beach resort. Football legend has it that the fans are too polite to cause a ruckus and generally just go there to watch a spot of ball kicking. As for the real reasons; I don't know. But if you're hoping for a good atmosphere, sit in the away stand.
Structurally, I kind of like Stamford Bridge; it's a mish-mash of new and old stands. One stand in particular, to the side of the pitch, is gigantic and I fear for the people up the top; who must be missing out on Chelsea's recent descent into shocking home form.
Transport links here aren't too bad; which can often be a problem at London Stadiums even when we supposedly have one of the best transport systems in the world.
If you're a football fanatic in town looking to catch a game, I'd recommend going somewhere else; namely White Hart Lane or Upton Park for atmosphere, or Wembley for architecture or The Emirates Stadium for a nap. All in all, Stamford Bridge has the crime of being forgettable; which no football stadium should be.
I not really a Chelsea fan but Stamford Bridge is a beautifully engineered facility. It might be a bit old but it carries that authentic football spirit that the fens just love. I went on a 70 minute tour a while back and I was absolutely amazed. Without a doubt one of my favourite stadiums in England.
Great place to visit! I attended the match against Shakhtar Donetsk for the CL and it was a great show where Chelsea won in the last minutes so much thrill! Moreover, the staff there were very polite and helpful they guided me to my place and ask me if I needed something else. I have to admit that maybe the price of the tickets are a bit overpriced but I would definitely come here again.
Beautiful place, beautiful game and we get special one back soon
Great tour of Stamford Bridge.
The guide was very talkative and gave a few interesting points about the stadium and history of the club.
Only thing that would have been better is walking onto the pitch (but I understand why they didn't allow it).
I took a tour of Stamford Bridge. We went into the lockers both home and away. We also saw their jerseys and when they give their press conferences after the game. It was a really good tour.
I also went to a game. That was a really good experience. They were yelling out Chelsea fight songs, and it was a experience I could say I will remember forever!
Go you Blues!!!!!
You may or may not know that I'm a big football fan. And yes, let's call it football seeing that it's played with the feet. I've loved the beautiful game since my days of playing it as a wee lad and grew up watching the Cosmos in a packed Giants Stadium in the swamplands of Northern Jersey.
Chelsea FC is the club team I support. They gave us one hell of a ride this season. After a disappointing early showing in the EPL and the sacking of yet another coach, the team rallied around Roberto Di Matteo. They beat Liverpool to win the FA shield and gave us a riveting showing on their way to winning the Champions League.
Seriously, did anyone see that coming? I thought they were done after being in a 3-1 hole after the first leg against Napoli. What a rally that was to advance! After disposing Benfica, it was on to play Barcelona. The Blues always seem to give them tough games and this was no different. The Blues won the home leg at the Bridge on a Didier Drogba goal, which set up the showdown at the Camp Nou. In front of 95 thousand Chelsea, playing a man down for most of the match after a boneheaded move by JT, scored late in each half, got a PK miss by Lionel Messi and advanced 3-2 on aggregate. We were on our way to the final in Munich to play Bayern in front of essentially a home crowd for them. It would not matter. A late goal by Bayern had them poised to become champs after another ten minutes. But, with a few minutes left Drogba headed in the clutch goal to tie the match. After a scoreless extra time and a PK miss by Robben, it would be decided by penalties. A couple of misses by Bayern set up Drogs for the clincher, which he promptly cracked into the back of the net. And just like that a disappointing season where they finished out of the top four in the EPL, finished on the highest note possible. CFC 2012 European Club Champions!
It was bittersweet as my favorite player, Drogba, moved on. But, this was a season I'll always remember.
Come On Chelsea!!!!!!
Chelsea are a strange team, not least in the sense they attract some of the most diverse sets of supporters. At least at the Emirates you can rely on the person sitting next to you to work in the media, at Upton Park for them to drive a white van. But down 'the Bridge', you never know if an ex-pat blue-chip millionaire or a west-end eel-slurping cockney will be in the adjoining seat. Thus the atmosphere can be a little erratic - great when the Blues are on top, but as quiet as a library when things aren't going their way. At least the football is generally of a good quality, with some of the world's biggest stars playing for the club. There is also a Marco-Pierre White restaurant in the complex, as well as a hotel and bar. Ticket prices are high and difficult to get through official means, particularly for the bigger matches.
I don't support Chelsea, but I can admit that they are a decent football team. However their stadium size is about half of the capacity of Manchester United, and their ticket prices are also higher.
A fantastic stadium which has been recently re-vamped with the large sums of money coming Chelsea's way. On machdays the place is absolutely buzzing as the fans are brilliant and supportive and toe football is the best in the league. On non-match days the megastores are open and there are tours around the staduim which are exciting for children and adults alike. Absolutely a brilliant place to visit!
Great stadium atmosphere but still small
I was on a 10 day European tour with my wife and two boys (ages 14 and 12). On our last day of the 10 days we had seen enough art and old buildings and wanted something different. On a whim we decided to do a tour of the Chelsea Football Club Stadium. What a treat! The tour moved at an appropriate pace and our very well-spoken guide did a great job giving us an insider's view of the place and the operation. Definitely one of the unexpected highlights of our trip.
If you are football fanatic then visit Chelsea Football Stadium for a 75 minute tour.There is an admission charge and you do have to pre-book.
It is very difficult to Yelp a football club since many of us have a strong affinity for one club or another. Probably passed down to us by our dads. We moved to London from Panama in 1966 and shortly there after, my dad took me to my first game at the bridge. It was a marvelous experience. Let's move 40 years forward. I live in Texas now and got a chance to make my first trip back. It was a glorious time. We stayed at the hotel next door to pitch and had a wonderful stay. We arrived on a very sad day, it was shortly after the King of Stamford Bridge, Peter Osgood, passed away. I was so taken back by the outpouring of love from the fans with the make shift memorial, it set the tone for our whole week at the bridge. One item I would highly recommend is the Stadium Tour. The guide was extremely informative and quite humorous. We stayed behind in the museum for at least an hour, checking out all the wonderful items on display. On game day, I was able to meet some old Chelsea legends in the hotel, and they all were very gracious and friendly. Since I am a true blue, despite living in the US, tickets were not a problem for us, and our seats were fantastic. We had great fans around us who sang with us and even taught us some new songs I had forgotten. The Megastore had many bargains, and we filled almost half a suitcase with gear to bring back home. Outside the stadium, before the game, there was a plethora of stands with pins, scarfs and shirts galore which we had fun looking bargaining for trinkets. The So Bar transforms itself into a Chelsea Fan's paradise will locals singing and getting a drunk on before the game starts. If you are traveling to the Bridge, just outside Fulham Broadway tube there is a kebab stand which rocked! We had a great day out, and it helped that we happened to win that day. As a Chelsea fan, the Bridge is glorious. If you support someone else, I'm sure you feel the same about your hallowed ground.
The stadium tour is fantastic! Well worth it if you are a footie fan! Fantastic staff! If you do book the tour and are taking children in a buggy they don't have lifts so try and take a lightweight buggy!
Unless you are a CFC fan, avoid like the plague on matchdays. Whilst most of the well known knuckle-dragging CFC fans of the pre-Abramovich era have been priced out by exorbitant entrance prices, they have just been replaced by people who go to one match a season as an event because they are now a "big" club. If that appeals to you, you're welcome to it.
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