The Valley – Charlton Athletic FC in London Greenwich
The Valley stadium has a crowd capacity of more than 27,000. It consists out of 4 main stands which are the North Stand, the East Stand, the West Stand and the Jimmy Seed Stand. The Jimmy Seed or South Stand is the oldest part of the ground, and dates from the early 1980s. This stand is named after Charlton’s manager, Jimmy Seed.
The record attendance at the stadium was 75,031 for a FA Cup match against Aston Villa on 12 February 1938. The record attendance for a league match is 68,160 against Arsenal FC on 17 October 1936. For the all-seater stadium the record attendance is 27,111 against Chelsea FC in 2005, against Tottenham Hotspur in 2005, against Liverpool FC in 2006, Chelsea in 2007, against West Ham United in 2007 and Sheffield United in 2007.
Club — Charlton Athletic Football Club
Club Colours — Red and White
Nickname Charlton Athletic — The Addicks, The Red Robins, The Valiants, Red Army
Founded — June 9, 1905
Stadium — The Valley
Capacity — 27,111 seats
Opened — 1919
Address — Floyd Road, Charlton, London, SE7 8BL
Website — CAFC
Location of The Valley Stadium — the football ground is situated in London SE7 8BL, in the borough of Greenwich.
GPS Sat Nav Address — SE7 8BL
Nearest main train station : the main overground railway station for The Valley stadium is Charlton Train Station, located a short walk from the ground.
Southeastern runs train services to Charlton from central London in the west and north Kent to the east. The station is served by trains from Charing Cross, London Bridge and Waterloo East stations. On Saturdays there are also services from Cannon Street station. Some services come through Dartford continue to Charlton, while connections for others can be made at Blackheath, Lewisham and London Bridge.
The Docklands Light Railway from East London connects with rail services from Greenwich and Lewisham to Charlton.
By Tube or Underground: The football ground can be reached by underground. The nearest tube station is North Greenwich on the Jubilee Line. From North Greenwich you can take a short ride on buses 161, 472 or 486 to get to the ground.
By Bus : Numerous bus routes serve the football ground. They include the 53 (Plumstead, Woolwich, Blackheath, New Cross, central London), the 54 (Lewisham, Catford, Beckenham, Elmers End) and the 161 (Chislehurst, Mottingham, Eltham, Woolwich, North Greenwich). Others are the 177 (Thamesmead, Plumstead, Woolwich, Greenwich, New Cross, Peckham), the 180 (Thamesmead, Plumstead, Woolwich, Greenwich, Lewisham), the 422 (Bexleyheath, Welling, Plumstead, Blackheath, North Greenwich), the 472 (Thamesmead, Plumstead, Woolwich, North Greenwich), and the 486 (Bexleyheath, Welling, Shooters Hill and North Greenwich). These services discharge passengers on the A206 Woolwich Road, or in Charlton Village, both a five-minute walk from the ground.