and games against Palace for us tend to be very feisty. Half Time Score: Crystal Palace 2-0 Stoke City Full Time Result: Crystal Palace 4-1 Stoke City Attendance: 23,781 (763 Away Fans). Impressed with the acoustics there, really good noise from Villa fans.
This is one of the grounds which need's some major TLC, great atmosphere but it doesn't look like a Premier League ground. The Main Stand was never great, but it now has certainly seen better days.
We were directed to our seats by the friendly stewards, only to find that they were covered with the tarpaulin dividing the away section from the home fans! Pillars obstruct the view and unless you are in the front ten rows it is hard to see the whole pitch. Please note that the traffic can be pretty bad on Saturdays even without football traffic, so make sure you allow yourself some extra time to make the journey. Any higher and you would not see much above the touchline. I have been to Fulham, Chelsea, Tottenham, and Arsenal (three times). Not registered yet. The current capacity of the ground is 5,000, of which 1,300 is seated and 2,500 covered. Sunderland fans were great as well. Fortunately, the away fans stood the whole time, so I could stretch out my legs and give my knees a break from pressing against the seat in front of me.
Over the road from Thornton Heath Station in an 'away pub', called the Flora Sandes, which is a Wetherspoons. A lot of our lads were making their first professional appearance and considering the Palace line up they were outstanding. My Grandad laughed and told me it looked like "Steptoe and Son's yard!" They may have had a weight around his talons to keep him from getting away. Comment on the game itself, atmosphere, stewards, pies, toilets etc.. Well the atmosphere was on fire, with the Leicester faithful making a lot of noise from start to finish. I had mixed feelings about my visit to Crystal Palace. I've always quite liked the look of Selhurst Park as a stadium, that I have seen from photographs, so I was glad to finally be able to tick that one off! Palace are at the end of the day, like Charlton, are family orientated club with strong community roots.
The train would have been about 1 ½ hours. © 2020 Football Ground Guide. Watford had the better of the first half and went one up, but Palace levelled just before half time which was very disappointing.
Visit the website below to see how much you can save on the price of your tickets: If you require hotel accommodation in London then first try a hotel booking service provided by Booking.com. The Stewards did a brilliant job at keeping a lid on things as best they could but were supplemented by police officers at the end of the game. Got a great photo you'd like to share with our members? Alternatively, please email email@example.com - note that live chat is recommended for the quickest response on a matchday. You must be logged-in to add a link. Didn't get a beer or pie or anything, never bother doing it. The fans of both sides were mingling after the game, no hostilities whatsoever.
Opposite the Main Stand is the Arthur Wait Stand. We lost courtesy of an own goal in what was a pretty scrappy game where neither side sparked into life. I'm revisiting the grinds and premier tickets are harder to get hold of. Despite a lot of negatives, we still enjoyed the day out. The stadium emerges into view from the neighborhood flats. Reasonably priced fare, £4.50 each for a burger and a lager. Crystal Palace Women continued their fine start to the season with a dramatic late victory over Lewes Women in the Continental Cup. The game itself saw Charlton well on top in the opening quarter, playing some nice stuff, rewarded in the 15 minute by neat Ricardo Fuller goal which sent the away contingent bonkers. There was a train strike, so double the cars into London on the A4 and half the trains leaving. Smack opposite Thornton Heath train station is a Wetherspoons pub 'The Flora Sandes'. He picked up the ball on the halfway line and beat a number of players before drilling it into the bottom right hand corner. Remember if travelling by train then you can normally save on the cost of fares by booking in advance. England » Isthmian League Premier Division, View all photos of Hayes Lane (Westminster Waste Stadium). To the top of the stand the seats were wooden but we got lucky and got plastic seats. Usually, we bring a lot of supporters for these games and this one was no exception with 40 coaches making the journey to Selhurst Park. We firstly went in to the shop for the usual of a badge (£2.99) and a programme (£3.50) which was a very good read of 86 pages and an extra kids pull-out in the back. I would highly advise supporters to NOT have the Mighty Burger as at £10 a pop, which I think is a bit of a rip-off. Crystal Palace have received the go-ahead from Croydon Council to increase the capacity of Selhurst Park to over 34,000. It was a poor game, settled by a Troy Deeney own goal, giving the home side the win. Featuring the 92 Club on one side an all 68 National League grounds on the other. Hayes Lane in 2018, view from "Cricket Club Side" History. One side is the large, covered, single tiered Arthur Wait stand, which was built in 1969, while on the other side the Main Stand, which dates back to when the ground opened in 1924, is also single tiered. Making the journey to Selhurst Park was easy. Crystal Palace FC fixture list (takes you to the official Crystal Palace Website). Founded in 1992, the Club has a significant history in the women’s game and the new identity reflects its place within the Crystal Palace family. My train southwards on the Caterham line was cancelled with no explanation, so just be wary when planning journeys.
After we left it was simply a case of turning right, walking about ten minutes, turning left and walking until we saw Selhurst Park (which you can't miss as it's right next to a Sainsburys). Our new chant for him received its first public airing here, which also filled the half-time concourse sing song. No the Police were determined to have their day. And on 73 minutes Jordan Ayew gave Palace the lead. Well alas not and the game ended 3-2. Have you been to Hayes Lane (Westminster Waste Stadium)? The excitement of the day clearly got to our left back, who managed to get sent off (correctly) within the first three minutes, resulting in a left midfielder joining the rest of our patched up defence. As we got in the short queue to enter the stewards were searching any bags. Capacity: 25,456 (all seated) Address: Selhurst Park, London, SE25 6PU. Know a good website about Hayes Lane (Westminster Waste Stadium)? The game itself wasn't the most enjoyable game of the season with Palace coming out 1-0 victors in a game in which Donny deserved at least a point dominating the second half, missing several guilt edge chances. home fans friendly? Submit it here. You must be logged-in to add a ground to your map. I stayed in Croydon (only 15 minutes on the train from Victoria) and walked about 45 minutes to the ground.
Overall, Palace was a great day out, another ground ticked off the list for us. Not registered yet?
Crystal Palace Women are proud to be supporting Kick It Out’s campaign, Take A Stand, which is calling for action in the fight against discrimination in football. There were plenty of Palace fans around, with one explaining to his lad that we were carrying an inflatable cod. Although Donny were defeated the day out was generally very enjoyable (despite result) however I would recommend avoiding having tickets towards the back of the away end as the supporting pillars could spoil the view of the playing field. I can now see why Palace are looking at redeveloping the ground as it's cramped and quite dated. I did have a look in the club shop but it was so hot, crowded and cluttered that I pretty much came straight back out again. They have since consolidated their status as a second-tier outfit, with eyes on reaching the Women's Super … So cramped I felt more like cattle. Apart from about 100 or so in one corner of the Holmsdale End, who to their credit did not stop all game. After picking up the matchday programme, I headed straight into the away end. (Stoke had taken a smaller than usual allocation, so the divide was not in the normal place). We were on a bit of a poor run but I had a feeling we would nick a result. It took the hosts 75 minutes to finally break through, and then they added a second before we pulled one back in stoppage time. Crystal Palace is now checked off the list. This will be mostly achieved by building a bigger Main Stand which will have a capacity of 13,500 seats, including new hospitality areas. It was very straightforward.
We sat for what seemed like an eternity on the coach whilst they deconstructed the steel wall and we could go on our way. The game got itself off to the best possible start for the Albion with Jimmy Morrison scoring with a header from a corner in the 2nd minute! For us, this had to be considered, discussed with our fans, our club and our parent bodies. You must be logged-in to add a fact.
The walk filled in most of my time before the game. Getting away: Once again this was easier than expected. Home fans seemed friendly enough around the stadium although I didn't really encounter any personally. Getting out of the ground was fairly straightforward, and we made our way back to Thornton Heath train station. I was surprised how tucked away in the back streets the ground was. The stadium has hosted one international football match as well as games for the 1948 Summer Olympics.