Away Days

Away Days: Crystal Palace

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Written by Katie Shergold @flump9

I am back with another ‘Away Days’ article and what a high we are all on. Wednesday night was incredible and just shows what playing with a bit of effort and intensity can do. I am praying that this will now put some belief back into the squad and we will continue from where we left off. Crystal Palace have had an abysmal start to their season, but after beating Chelsea at home just two weeks ago, they must have more confidence returning to Sellhurst Park. However, the same can be said about West Ham’s away victory, so Saturday should be an interesting game.

My prediction is: Crystal Palace 1 – 3 West Ham

General Information:
Capacity: 26,309
Address: Selhurst Park, London, SE25 6PU

Random Fact: In 1953 Real Madrid played at Sellhurst Park – their first ever game in London.

Seating

Away supporters are located in one side of the Arthur Wait Stand at the end closest to the Whitehorse Lane End. There are many bad seats, particular the back 10 rows as they are views are obstructed from the overhanging roof.

Travel

Directions/Parking
From London Stadium it takes about 50 minutes by car.

Take Loop Road and Marshgate Lane to High Street. Take Blackwall Tunnel Northern Approach, A102, A2213 and S Circular Road to Whitefoot Lane. Turn right onto Whitefoot Lane. Take A2015 to Brackley Road in Beckenham. Continue on Brackley Road. Take Kings Hall Rd to Green Ln/A213 in London. Turn left onto Green Ln/A213.

If you are travelling on the M25, take junction 7 and follow the signs for the A23 to Croydon. At Purley bear left onto the A23 at its junction with the A235 (to Croydon). You will pass roundabouts and junctions with the A232 and A236 as you pass Croydon, after which the A23 bears left at Thornton Heath (at the Horseshoe pub roundabout).

Parking is limited near to the ground. Some local streets are subject to time restrictions and permit-only requirements, so just make sure you are aware of any restrictions.

Click here for some alternative parking options: Parking Sellhurt Park

Train/Bus
The nearest railway stations are Selhurst, Thornton Heath or Norwood Junction, all of which are served by London Victoria main line station. Both Thornton Heath and Norwood Junction are also served by trains from London Bridge.

From each of these local stations it is then a 10-15 minute walk to Selhurst Park. Please note that Crystal Palace station is nowhere near the ground.

Food/Drink

Opposite Thornton Heath Station there is The Flora Sandes which is welcomes both home and away fans. Also nearby is The Railway Telegraph on Brigstock Road, turn right as you come out of Thornton Heath station and the pub is on the left a little way down. It is then about a 15 minute walk from here to Selhurst Park.

Food/drink options available within the ground include some of the following:

The Mighty Burger – £10.00
Pies – £4.00
Mughlai Korma Curry – £4.50
Thai Sweet Chilli Chop Suey – £4.50
Carlsberg Bottle – £4.50
Palace Ale Pint – £4.00
Soft Drinks – £2.00

Early-bird offers are available for the first 45 minutes after the gates opening, with reduced prices on many items.
If you’re not going to be at the match, make sure you keep an eye on @WestHamWaycouk on Twitter for live updates throughout the game.

I really hope all us (2,900 fans) making the short journey to Sellhurst Park have an enjoyable match and that we come away with a vital three points. All of us at The West Ham Way wish you a safe journey. COYI!

@flump9 – Twitter

*Details correct at the time of writing this article.

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