Having undergone some healthy improvements to each end of Selhurst Park, the ground now holds 26,300, allowing 2,000 for away allocation. Most of the atmosphere is generated at the corner of Holmesdale Road and Arthur Wait Stands, where the opposing fans meet. Palace fans are generally passionate but respectful fans, and little issues are reported around or in the ground on matchdays. Atmosphere can be excellent.
Prices are graded by match importance but the general ticket prices are as follows.
Top priority tickets for home fans cost between £30 – £40, but drop by a fiver as you go down through A – C categories.
Away fans pay £30 (Priority A) again reducing with match importance.
Ticket Office: 0871 2000 071
GETTING TO Selhurst Park
Selhurst and Thornton Heath are close and both signposted to the ground. These are both served by London Bridge and London Victoria. Please note that Crystal Palace station isn’t anywhere near the stadium.
A touch tricky this one so pay attention. Leave the M25 at Junction 7 and follow the signs for the A23 to Croydon. At Purley bear left onto the A23 at its junction with the A 235 (to Croydon). 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). Here you go straight over, into Brigstock Road (B266), passing Thornton Heath Station on your left and bearing right on to the High Street. At the next mini roundabout go left into Whitehorse Lane. The ground is on your right.
Most of the surrounding area is now residents parking so a walk of at least 15 minutes is necessary after parking.
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Where to drink
Depending on where you are, an assortment of pubs caters for both home and away.
Around Thornton Heath station, a Wetherspoons pub and The Railway telegraph (Brigstock Road) are both respectable and accommodate away fans.
In and around Selhurst Station, you have the Two Brewers (cottage type pub) and The Clifton Arms (Clifton Road). Both have a selection of ales but can get busy on matchdays.
The Ship, The Portmanor and The Alliance around Norwood High street also offer a friendly drinking establishment.
Alternatively alcohol is served inside the stadium.
Where to Eat
Head to Portland Road for a few good places to eat near the ground.
Where to Stay
Queens Hotel - 122 Church Rd, SE19 2UG. A 15-minute walk from the ground a cheap for a one-night stay.