Selhurst Park has been the home of Crystal Palace Football Club since it opened in 1924 and today has a capacity of 25,486. The ground has however been ground shared with other clubs on a couple of occasions – Charlton Athletic played there from 1985 to 1991 after temporarily moving away from The Valley and Wimbledon who called Selhurst home from 1991 to 2003 after leaving Plough Lane before their controversial move to Milton Keynes.
The stadium was officially opened on the 30th August 1924 by the Lord Mayor of London, with Crystal Palace losing 1-0 to Sheffield Wednesday in front of a crowd of 25,000. Two years later England would play in Wales in a Home Championship international at the ground, with the Welsh winning 3-1.
Two matches of the football tournament at the 1948 Summer Olympics were held at Selhurst, with Denmark defeating Egypt 3-1 in a first round fixture and Sweden beating South Korea 12-0 in a quarter-final as they would go on to win the Gold Medal.
In 1962, Crystal Palace hosted Real Madrid in a friendly to mark the installation of their new floodlights, a real coup at the time given Palace were in the third division. A record attendance of 51,482 was set in 1979 as Palace defeated Burnely 2-0 to clinch the Second Division title.
Tickets at Selhurst Park
Crystal Palace Tickets
To buy tickets to Crystal Palace’s matches in the Premier League, you must be a member which costs £10. Tickets are available to purchase online, at the box office inside the Club Shop on the corner of Whitehorse Lane (open Monday to Saturday 9am-5:30pm) or over the phone on 08712 000 071.
Ticket prices for the Leeds United match during the 2021/22 season as an example ranged from:
- Adults: £40-£48
- Adults (Restricted View): £38-£46
- Concessions: £28-£35
- Concessions (Restricted View): £27-£34
- Juniors: £18-£24
- Juniors (Restricted View): £17-£23
Location & Travel to Selhurst Park
Selhurst Park is located in the suburb of Selhurst in the Borough of Croydon in South London, approximately 8 miles from central London.
Airport: Two of the world’s largest airports are situated near London and both serve many international destinations. London Heathrow Airport is 19 miles west of Selhurst, whilst Gatwick Airport is approximately 19 miles south.
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Bus: Bus routes X68, 50, 75, 157, 198, 250 and 468 all run past the stadium.
Coach: Megabus offers cheap travel to London and offers over 10 routes from Birmingham, Bradford, Bristol, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester, Norwich and Sheffield. You can search and book your tickets here.
Driving & Parking: Exit the M25 at Junction 7 and follow the signs for the A23 to Croydon. There is no parking available at the stadium, with restrictions also in place in the local area.
Train & London Overground: Despite the name, Crystal Palace is not that close to the stadium and is over 2 miles away. The nearest stations are Selhurst, Thornton Heath and Norwood Junction, all within a 15 minute walk and offer services from Victoria, London Bridge, West Croydon, Sutton and Milton Keynes.
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Food and Drink at Selhurst Park
Food on sale at the stadium includes a beef burger for £5, hot dogs for £4.50 and Goddards Steak or Vegan Pie for £4. The alcohol on sale is a 500ml bottle of Carlsberg or Somersby for £5.