Selhurst Park has been the stomping ground of Premier League regulars Crystal Palace for almost a century. Plenty’s changed in that time, both inside and outside the stadium gates, but this South London landmark has always held the same special place in the hearts of Eagles fans. With its impressive capacity of 25,000 and four historic stands, you can expect an incredible match day atmosphere at Selhurst Park Stadium – no matter if you’re cheering on the home side or enjoying an away day.
If you’re planning a visit to Selhurst Park, it’s always a good idea to go prepared. From reaching the ground by public transport to the facilities available when you get there, read on for everything you need to know about the home of The Eagles.
Crystal Palace’s Stadium is in the South London Borough of Croydon. It’s not too far from central areas of Croydon, a major transport hub in its own right.
Starting out from here, there are a number of ways you can use London’s public transport to get to the gates of Selhurst Park Stadium. For one, you could change at Clapham Junction for Southern rail services to Norwood Junction station. The journey takes around 25 minutes, with a 10-minute walk all that’s left to complete on the other side.
There’s also the option of taking the bus. Hop aboard the 37 to Peckham, which stops directly outside the station, and ride for around 25 minutes until you reach Herne Hill (Stop D). Once you’re off, take a right turn around the corner and you’ll immediately spot another bus stop. It’s here you’ll need to catch the 468 to South Croydon. This will take you all the way to Ross Road (Stop ST), which is only a few minutes’ walk from Selhurst Stadium.
In addition, both Clapham Junction and Norwood Junction stations are connected via the London Overground network, though journey times tend to be longer than going by rail or bus.
Heading into the capital for The Eagles’ next big fixture? Leave the car at home and travel direct via the South Western Railway network from places like Bournemouth, Southampton Central, and Portsmouth & Southsea.
South Western Railway services connect many areas of London. If you live close to Wimbledon, Richmond, or London Waterloo station, you can travel direct to Clapham Junction then change for other services that connect to the stadium.
Things to do at Crystal Palace Selhurst Stadium
Whichever top flight team The Eagles are taking on, there’s plenty to get excited about at Crystal Palace Stadium.
Home of Crystal Palace F.C’s men’s team since 1924, Selhurst Park Stadium has a proud place in sporting history. With the club looking comfortable in the Premier League since 2013, not to mention relative FA Cup and Carabao Cup success, there’s plenty in the calendar to keep you entertained.
That’s not all the Crystal Palace action you can catch. The Eagles’ women’s team play in the FA Women’s Championship over at nearby Hayes Lane football ground in Bromley.
Crystal Palace Selhurst tickets
Ready to catch the action for yourself? If you’re a home fan, you can find tickets available through the Crystal Palace Football Club website. They become available between each fixture, but you’ll improve your chances of bagging seats for the biggest games by taking out a club membership. These come with a variety of packages and price points available.
If you prefer, you can buy tickets from the Crystal Palace Box Office at the stadium, either in person or by calling 0333 360 1861. It’s located just inside the club shop.
Selhurst Park Store
Die-hard fans of The Eagles can show their appreciation with classic football merch. From this season’s home, away and third kits through to personalised souvenirs like hats and mugs, the Selhurst Park Store has the goods. Open every day of the week, you can find the store beside the car park entrance to the Sainsbury’s. There’s also a small store in the Fanzone, as well as a kiosk that prints personalised team shirts.
Events and hospitality
Believe it or not, there’s even more to Selhurst Park than the action on the pitch. The stadium’s hospitality facilities allow you to combine the ground’s proud sporting heritage with your next big event – from corporate get-togethers to weddings and Christmas parties. With lounges, boxes and boardrooms to pick from, not to mention a restaurant and swanky club bar, every space at Selhurst Park boasts that quality finish.
To truly soak up the pre-match buzz, get yourself down to the Selhurst Park Fanzone. Located in the main car park beside entrance 10, anyone with a ticket is welcome to get in on the action. Starting three hours before kick-off, there’s an excellent line-up of family friendly entertainment that includes spot prizes, competitions and a resident DJ. Get your fill before the game at one of several food outlets, then wash it down with a soft drink, tea, coffee or a pint.
Things to do near Crystal Palace Selhurst Stadium
Despite the club’s name, the stadium is a little south of Crystal Palace and its many attractions. Still, if you’re okay with the 30-minute walk pre or post-match, you’ll find an excellent array of things to do in the area.
Why not see where the Crystal Palace itself once stood, by dropping in at Crystal Palace Park? Explore this green space and you might just catch some extra sporting action at its athletics stadium, indoor and outdoor football pitches, skatepark or volleyball club.
Other things to do in the Crystal Palace area include the Everyman Cinema, where you can catch flicks from the comfort of a sofa, surrounded by fun and retro interiors.
Heading in the opposite direction, there’s plenty to keep you busy in East Croydon. Within 40 minutes’ walk you’ll find draws such as street food hub BOXPARK, as well as plenty of high street stores.
Tips for the day
- The Fanzone is cashless, as are most of the outlets throughout the stadium
- Small bags and backpacks can be brought into the ground, but luggage will need to be kept at the Information Centre, though this service is free
Food and drinks
Tasty grub and refreshing beverages are all part of the match day experience. Thankfully, Selhurst Park won’t leave you wanting, with an excellent selection of food and drink available in the Fanzone and throughout the wider concourse area.
When it’s time for a bite, take your pick from mouth-watering beef burgers and hot dogs, as well as Goddard’s pies (including vegan and gluten-free options), plus chicken goujons and chips. There’s also grab bags and crisps if you fancy something light. As for drinks, you’ll find favourite beer and cider on tap, as well as red, white and rose wines. Soft drinks, teas and coffees are also available.
If you’re looking for something a little more special, book a Premium Experience at Selhurst Park. With four distinct venues to choose from, you’ll get pre, mid and post-match fine dining in a stylish and contemporary setting.
Places to stay near Crystal Palace Selhurst Stadium
If you’ve come far to see The Eagles or an away side in action, it may make sense to stop over. After all, there’s so much you could do with 48 hours in London. The good news is that there are accommodation options to suit all tastes and budgets across Selhurst, Crystal Palace, Croydon and their surrounds.
To keep it cheap, take a look at Travelodge London Crystal Palace or EasyHotel Croydon Town Centre. Best Western London Queens Hotel and Hampton by Hilton London Croydon offer something more luxurious, while Jurys Inn Croydon is perfect for families.
Crystal Palace Selhurst Stadium accessibility
Selhurst Park provides accessibility match day tickets online, by phone or in-person at the Box Office, where you can find a low level counter. Personal assistant tickets and those that include wheelchair bays are among the ticket options available. Food and drink services can also be delivered to your position, with lap trays available on request.
When arranged in advance, headphones are available for the visually impaired and will provide live game commentary.
For more information, read the club’s supporters guide.