Crystal Palace FC

Crystal Palace Football Club
Nickname: The Eagles
Established 1905

Professional Football Club
The club will compete in the top tier of English Football, The EPL (English Premier League) during the 2016/17 season.

Address: Selhurst Park Stadium, London, SE25 6PU

Crystal Palace FC are an English Football League Club based in South Norwood, London. Home matches are played at Selhurst Park Stadium which has been the home of the team since 1924. The present capacity of Selhurst Park is 26309 and is located in the London suburb of South Norwood in the Borough of Croydon.

Watching Crystal Palace

Crystal Palace home match tickets can be purchased from the club directly by visiting the club box office at Selhurst Park Stadium, by phone on 08712 00 00 71 or online at Tickets are subject to availability and we would advise contacting Crystal Palace F.C directly by phone or via their website at for information regarding the purchase of match tickets.

Crystal Palace Merchandise

Crystal Palace merchandise including replica kits, club training wear is available from the official club shop situated at Selhurst Park or online at


Selhurst Station - Selhurst Road, London, SE25 5QB

Norwood Junction Station - Station Road, South Norwood, SE25 5AG

Thornton Heath Station - Brigstock Road, Thornton Heath, Surrey, CR7 8RX


The following bus routes serve Selhurst Park, for more information on Bus Routes and time tables visit the tfl website or alternatively use the journey planner on this page

468 - Lambeth Road to South Croydon (Swan & Sugar Loaf) via Selhurst Park

X68 - Russell Square to West Croydon Bus Station via Selhurst Park

75 - Lewisham Station to Fairfield Halls - Change at South Norwood Clock Tower or Selhurst Station for Selhurst Park

157 - Modern to Crystal Palace Bus Station - Change at South Norwood Clock Tower or Selhurst Station for Selhurst Park


Parking around Selhurst Park is available, it is best to arrive early and to check for any parking restrictions in the area you park.


Selhurst Park is approximately a 30 to 40 minute walk from Central Croydon, all routes to Selhurst Park from the surrounding area are along public pavements. It is best to plan your route to Selhurst Park from the location you will be walking from.


Cycle lanes are in operation throughout the London Borough of Croydon, for more information on the cycle lanes we advise visiting or alternatively by using the journey planner on this page.

The History

  • The Club was formed in 1905 and was formed by workers at The Crystal Palace (Great Exhibition building 1854 to 1936).
  • First Kit worn was Claret & Blue - Donated by Aston Villa FC
  • First reached the top flight of English football in 1969-70 season
  • First major cup final was the 1990 FA Cup Final against Manchester United eventually lost in a replay
  • Founding member of the FA Premier League (1992-93)
  • Highest League Position 3rd in English League Division One (Now the FA Premier League)
  • Twice in administration 1998 and 2010
  • Main Rivals - Brighton & Hove Albion
  • London Rival - Charlton Athletic / Millwall
  • Former Grounds include - Crystal Palace Park (National Sports Centre), Herne Hill Velodrome (Used During World War 1), The Nest (Opposite Selhurst Train Station)
  • Record Attendance: 51801 v Burnley in 1979

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