Stamford Bridge is a football stadium located in Chelsea and London’s Hammersmith and Fulham Districts, on Fulham Street, London, is Chelsea’s home ground. The capacity is 42,055, making it the 7th largest stadium in the Premier League.
On April 28, 1877, the 5,000-seat Stamford Bridge officially opened for the first time. It was a splendid event organized by its boss, the richest Lord London, and it was the product of architect Archibald Leitch – a man that no one in the design world knows about.
After 28 years, the second largest stadium in England (just behind Crystal Palace) is still standing there, but its boss does not, even half-alive in poverty. Stamford Bridge was offered for sale at a very low price. It was Fulham who shook his head once and finally, this football field (after a long time only used as an athletic field) was transferred to the Mears brothers.
In 1982, then Chelsea was standing halfway through the rankings in the second division. That day, Chelsea did not have the grandeur of the Stamford Bridge we know today; all at that time was just an empty lot with a stand with only 14,000 seats. Then Ken Bates came and bought Chelsea, Stamford Bridge began to be upgraded and rebuilt into a Chelsea Village complex with restaurants, hotels and training and entertainment centers.
- Football field structure
Matthew Harding Stand (Matthew Harding Stand)
The Matthew Harding Stand, formerly known as the North Stand. Matthew Harding is the name of a former Chelsea director. Tube is a loyal Blues supporter, spending a lot of money to help Chelsea through the dark days of the financial crisis of the early 90s. He died on October 22, 1996 in a plane crash. In tribute to Matthew Harding’s immense contributions, his name was given to the North stand as a tribute from the Blues. The stand consists of 2 main floors with the majority of people having tickets to see the whole season. It is said that Roman Abramovich will expand this stand in the near future