Stamford Bridge London is one of the most loved football clubs in England. Fans troop in large numbers midweek and on weekends to watch their favorite club play against their competitors. Today, we look at the history of the stadium and the main reason why it is known as Stamford Bridge.

Location of the Stadium:

The Chelsea football club stadium is located in Fulham, London. It is just adjacent to the famous borough of Chelsea in South West, London.

Stamford Bridge

The capacity of the Stadium.

Chelsea is a big club but its stadium might not be as big as we expect it. Stamford Bridge has a sitting capacity of 40, 834 fans. However, it is the ninth-largest stadium in the 20 clubs playing in the current 2021/2022 premier league.

Opening dates of the stadium:

The iconic stadium was opened on the 28th of April in 1877. It was built in 1876 and renovated a number of times. It should be noted that Chelsea Football Club was founded in 1905. Yes. the stadium is older than the club.

Stamford Bridge

Reason Why the Stadium is Known as Stamford Bridge

The name Stamford bridge has been derived from the stamfordesbrigge. This name means the bridge at the sandy ford. In the 18th century, there were two famous bridges in London. One was known as the Stamford Bridge on Fulham Road and the other was the Stanbridge bridge, now known as Stanley Bridge. From the bridge, the stadium acquired the name Stamford bridge.

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