Away Fan Guide: Chelsea

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Chelsea Football Club
Stamford Bridge
Fulham Rd, 
London 
SW6 1HS


Match Date: 27 August 2017
Kick-Off Time: 1.30pm 

Tickets 

Tickets for this fixture are sold out.
 
Supporters are advised not to travel unless they are in possession of a valid match ticket. 

If you have any enquiries regarding your match ticket, please contact the Fan Centre. 

The Everton Fan Centre will be open on Saturday 26 November from 10am to 3pm. Please call before close at 3pm.  

The Fan Centre contact number is 0151 556 1878.

The game kicks off at 1.30pm and supporters are kindly asked to arrive at the turnstiles as prompt as possible to avoid delays getting into the stadium for kick-off. 

Travel and Parking

Please note: we strongly advise against driving to Stamford Bridge on a matchday due to heavy traffic and a lack of parking spaces available near the stadium.

From the North, East or West

Use the M25 to Junction 15 and turn off onto the M4 towards London. Follow the M4, which becomes the A4, up to Hammersmith. Go over the Hammersmith Flyover and continue a further 1.5 miles before turning off for Earls Court. Go past Earls Court station and across Old Brompton Road, eventually reaching Fulham Road. Turn right at the traffic lights. After 600 yards, the stadium is on the right.

From the South

Cross the river at Wandsworth Bridge and head up Wandsworth Bridge Road. At the junction with New King’s Road, turn right and then immediately left. This will take you up to Fulham Broadway. Turn right onto Fulham Road and the stadium is 400 yards up on the left.

Additional Car Parking

Stamford Bridge is located in a busy residential area; parking is limited and often reserved. Paid parking facilities located roughly 15 minutes from the stadium can be used on a first-come, first-served basis. Please note full road closures are in place outside the stadium 90 minutes before kick-off and 60 minutes after full-time.

Away Supporters Coach Park 

From the North, East or West

Use the M25 to take you round to junction 15 and turn off onto the M4 towards London. Follow the M4 which becomes the A4 past Hammersmith. Stay on the A4 for a further 1.5 miles before turning off for Earls Court. Go past Earls Court station and down the one-way system into the Kings Road. Turn right at the traffic lights and continue along Kings Road until you reach Bagleys Lane on your left (just after the junction with Harwood Road). 

Coach details must be reported to Chelsea FC on visitorcoachparking@chelseafc.com and a coach parking pass will be issued to place in the windscreen. The maximum number of visiting coaches that can be accommodated is 17. Please see below a map of the local area showing the Away Supporters Coach Park and the suggested walking route to Stamford Bridge.

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By Rail

Please be advised Euston Station is closed all bank holiday weekend with trains terminating at Milton Keynes and it is also the Notting Hill carnival this weekend, so it all lends itself to be a busy weekend in and around London.

Fans are advised to allow plenty of time to plan your journey ahead of this fixture. You can keep up-to-date with all the latest train and travel updates here.

The nearest Tube Station is Fulham Broadway on the District Line, which is a few minutes’ walk from Stamford Bridge. Take a train to Earls Court and change for Wimbledon-bound trains. West Brompton and Imperial Wharf stations on the London Overground are approximately a 20-minute walk away. 

By Bus

There are two bus stops outside Stamford Bridge on the Fulham Road. You can get to the stadium using bus routes 14, 211 and 414.

Stadium 

Chelsea FC operate a queuing procedure to co-ordinate and moderate the flow of supporters to the turnstiles in order to ensure a safe entry into the stadium.

On arrival at the queuing system the following processes will occur: 

  • Pre Entry Ticket Checks 
  • Body & Bag Search 
  • Electronic Ticket Scan 
  • Entry through turnstile 

During these procedures it may be necessary to temporarily hold supporters at cordon points in order to achieve a safe and steady flow through to the turnstiles. 

Supporters are advised that the turnstiles will be open two hours before kick-off and it is advised that they be in their seats no later than 30 minutes before kick-off. Please note that large numbers of supporters arriving late cannot have an expectation of making it into the stadium before kick-off.

Following a review, additional security measures are in place and supporters are advised to arrive early to facilitate these. It is requested supporters avoid bringing bags where possible as enhanced searches will be taking place. Please note that Explosives Dogs will be present throughout. 

Persistent standing is an offence under the Ground Regulations and, as such, should supporters stand, the club may have imposed upon it a reduction in capacity in the areas where it occurs. Persistent standing on match days is an increasing issue. We understand that supporters will stand at times of excitement and this is acceptable but persistent standing does cause distress and discomfort to others. We urge you to respect your fellow supporters in this regard. 

Banners/Flags 

There is only a limited amount of space to display flags and banners within the stadium and they must therefore be no larger than 80cm in depth and 250 cm in width. Flags and banners must not obstruct the view of others, cover advertising signs or cause a safety hazard. Flags and banners must not display any abusive or threatening words, images or political statements. Flag poles are not allowed. 

Food & Refreshments 

A number of restaurants and pubs are situated around 20-30 minutes’ walk from Stamford Bridge. Food and drink is also available inside the ground. 

Away Supporters Pubs

The nearest away pubs are to the north east of Stamford Bridge at Earls Court and are a 25-30 minute walk from the stadium. 

  • Earls Court Tavern 
  • Prince of Teck 
  • The Courtfield Tavern 
  • The Blackbird 

Everton Safety Announcement 

Everton Football Club does not condone the use of pyrotechnics under any circumstances. Any fan found using them will be subject to action by the Club and the police. Being convicted of using a pyrotechnic could also result in a prison sentence. As a Club, we will also impose an indefinite ban on anyone caught using pyrotechnics. 

As well as the risk of a ban or conviction, the devices have a serious effect on others, particularly those with breathing difficulties and the disabled who cannot easily get away from the smoke.

We have noticed an increase of persistent group “bouncing” and “throwing of items”, including beer and items being thrown into the air. This has happened at both home and away games.

Although it has only involved a small minority of fans, it has resulted in both the Club and the police receiving complaints from supporters who have become soaked in beer or have been hit by items thrown. This is anti-social behaviour and people should not have to put up with this. As a consequence, both the Club, Merseyside Police and supporters’ groups have discussed how this should be addressed.

Firstly, both the Club and the Police want to make it clear that we want ALL our supporters to enjoy their day and we understand that this may include singing and an element of “bouncing” as a group. 

However, a decision has been made that should home or away fans participate in the throwing of alcohol or any other items in any area of the stadium, they will be dealt with by Match Day Stewards with the full support of Merseyside Police Officers. This could culminate with an ejection from the ground or potentially an arrest, dependent on the specific circumstances.

This season, you will see more stewards and Police Officers on concourses, who will provide early advice should a situation look like it is getting out of control.

Please continue to enjoy the match but we ask that you also consider other supporters and how they will be affected by your behaviour and we ask for your support in this.

Thank you.

Everton Official Club Contact for this fixture: 

Supporter Liaison Officer Rachel Meikle will be available to help with any issues that arise on the day of the game up until kick off via email: rachel.meikle@evertonfc.com or on 07583189399.

A team of Everton stewards will also be in operation at the stadium and will be on hand to help with any issues on the day. 

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