Stamford Bridge – Venue Information
History Of The Bridge
Stamford Bridge stadium first opened on the site it still sits on in 1877. The ground was first used for athletics meets, but by 1904 was being used as a venue for professional football. The owners tried to sell the ground to nearby Fulham, but they turned down the offer and so the owners decided to found Chelsea FC to occupy the ground – and years later the West London teams are still bitter rivals.
Stamford Bridge’s current iteration was finished in 1998, with the ground being one of the most recognisable in the English Football League.
Stamford Bridge Events
Stamford Bridge is most well known as the home of Chelsea FC, but the stadium also has a number of other facilities. On-site there are two four-star hotels, a music venue and a Chelsea FC museum.
Other Sports Events at Stamford Bridge
From the early days of the stadium until 1968, greyhound racing was a hugely popular event at Stamford Bridge. Back in the 1930s, the sport was much more popular than football, with prize funds far superceding those in the beautiful game. Rugby union and rugby league games have also been held at the ground in its time, as well as motor sport, American football. Cricket and baseball matches have both been held once each at the London stadium.
Despite all this, the ground has always been and will be known primarily for football. Being a West London cathedral to the sport, the ground has hosted far more than just games for Chelsea. The ground was the host for the FA Cup finals from 1920 until 1922, as well as being host to England on three occasions.
Stamford Bridge is an incredible venue for witnessing high-class sporting prestige and entertaining valued guests. The ground boasts stunning corporate hospitality facilities in the Hollins Suite, which is ideal for socialising and meeting with important clients in a luxurious environment.
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