Stamford Bridge

40853 seats
Stamford Bridge
Official Stadium Name Stamford Bridge
Former Names
Alternative Names The Bridge
Inauguration Date
Opening Game
Opening Game Date
Attendance Record 82905
Record Match Chelsea 1-1 Arsenal
Record Date 12/10/1935
Renovations 1905, 1973, 1984, 1990-1998
Design KSS Group (1990-1998)
Archibald Leitch (1887)
Owner Chelsea Pitch Owners plc
Operator Chelsea FC
Tenants Chelsea FC (1905-present)
Premier League
Pitch Dimension 105x68 meters
Surface GrassMaster

Location and Contacts

Continent Europe
City London
Address Fulham Rd, London SW6 1HS
Coordinates 51°28′54″N - 0°11′28″W
Telephone +44 371 811 1955
Website Official Website

In-Game Details

Category Real
Shadows Many
UT Quality Gold Rare
Default Time 13:00
Camera Height 15
Camera Zoom 9
Customization Tifos
Stadium Themes
Home FIFA/FC Clubs Chelsea FC
FIFA/FC Editions FC 24 | FC 25 | FIFA 04 | FIFA 05 | FIFA 06 | FIFA 07 | FIFA 08 | FIFA 09 | FIFA 10 | FIFA 11 | FIFA 12 | FIFA 13 | FIFA 14 | FIFA 15 | FIFA 16 | FIFA 17 | FIFA 18 | FIFA 19 | FIFA 20 | FIFA 21 | FIFA 22 | FIFA 23

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In-Game Video

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Stadium History

The ground was opened in 1877, but for first decades only athletics were played here. It was in 1905 that Chelsea was founded by owners of the venue at that time after Fulham refused to move in. In its initial form the ground had room for some 100,000 people, but only 5,000 under a covered stand designed by renowned Archibald Leitch. Remaining 95,000 has to use uncovered terracing surrounding the athletics track. Interestingly, the main stand was a copy of identical structure erected at nearby Craven Cottage not long before.

Further decades brought several changes with one almost leading the club to fold. A new east stand, first one to be built close to the pitch (without athletics track), was opened in 1973. It was supposed to be first of four new ends, but costs grew so much in the course of work that Chelsea lost ownership of part of the freehold. Part of the stadium was then bought by property developers Marler Estates. Only after the company went bankrupt in early 1990’s did the ground become Chelsea’s property. Or actually property of Chelsea supporters as they were major shareholders in Chelsea Pitch Owners, a trust established to assure stable future for the stadium.

It would be quite a challenge to count all events that took place here. Starting from athletics and little known shinty back in 19th Century, through greyhound races, cricket, baseball, American football and last, but most important, obviously – football. Three FA Cup finals were played here (1920-1922), national team also gave 5 appearances (last one in 1946) and Chelsea gives the ground day-to-day use with average attendances not falling below 41,000 even once since the 2003/04 season, meaning sell-out crowds at nearly all home fixtures.