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The Valley: How to get there and how to buy tickets (2022)

In 1919, the Charlton Athletic Football Club moved to The Valley in order to play there.

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Nicole Sommer - Soccer expert Last updated: Sunday, 03.July 2022 — 3min read

History and description

The stadium was built by Charlton Athletic with the help of their fans in 1919. At first, only a pitch and large earth banks were present, giving the stadium the appearance of a valley. Charlton moved away from The Valley in 1923, but after a proposed merger fell through, he moved back to The Mount at Catford.

The stadium developed gradually over the next decades, most notably through the construction of a concrete terrace and a covered main stand.

The Valley Stadium set its record attendance of 75,031 spectators during an FA Cup match with Aston Villa in 1938.

No changes were made in the following decades, until in the late 1970s a modest new main stand was built and a few years later the new covered Jimmy Seed Stand at the southern end.

After the club went into administration, a supporters' trust acquired the club, but the stadium remained property of the previous owner.

Charlton moved to Selhurst Park in 1985 to groundshare with Crystal Palace. The club got hold of The Valley again in 1988, but the stadium had then fallen into disrepair and a proposed redevelopment was blocked by the local Greenwich council.

After the Charlton Athletic F.C. supporters club had successfully campaigned for a new political party, which won several seats in the 1990 local elections, the local council finally approved the plans to relocate the club to a renovated Valley stadium in 1992. The club played one more year at Upton Park before moving back to The Valley in 1992.

The proper redevelopment works started soon after with the construction of a new East Stand, and continued in 1998 with the erection of a new two-tiered West Stand. The North Stand was rebuilt soon after, and then linked up with the West and East Stand.

Charlton Football Club presented plans to create a fully enclosed 40,000-seater stadium by rebuilding the East Stand and Jimmy Seed Stand in the mid 2000s, but these plans were never realised due to the relegation of the club.

(photos of the present The Valley below)

How to get to the Valley

The Valley stadium is located in the south-east of London on the south bank of the river Thames, about 6 kilometres from central London and 2 kilometres east of Greenwich. The Charlton Rail station is a short walk away from the station. There is frequent service to Charlton from Cannon Street, London Bridge, and Lewisham stations, and rather frequent service from Charing Cross and Waterloo East stations. The journey takes 15 to 25 minutes depending on where you get on.

Various buses connect the stadium with other parts of London. Bus 53 is particularly useful as it can be taken from Parliament Square and other stops on the south bank, but your journey time will be much longer than by train. Get off at Charlton Park Road stop. Other buses mainly connect the stadium with parts of London further south or east.

Address: Floyd Road, London SE7 8BL

Charlton Athletic Tickets

Tickets for Charlton Athletic matches can be bought online, over the phone (+44) 0330 14 44 44, or at the club store at The Valley. Tickets are also available on the day of the match at the gate. Charlton rarely sells out.

The ticket prices for the match vary from £17.00 for a seat in one of the corners to £29.00 for a central seat at the main stand. Prices are increased by £3.00 for certain high-profile games. Tickets are £3.00 more expensive when purchased on the day of the match.

Relevant Internet links

The website cafc.co.uk is the official website of Charlton Athletic Football Club, while visitlondon.com is an official London city guide. Tfl.gov.uk is the website for the London Underground and other public transport in London, including Journeyplanner.org which provides information on how to get around London using public transport.

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