- Address: Fulham Road, London
- Country: United Kingdom
- Capacity: 41,000
- Opened: 28 April 1877
- Main use: Football
- Tenants: Chelsea (football)
Extra stadium info – Stamford Bridge
The stadium became a venue for several sports, like American football, baseball, boxing, cricket, football, greyhound racing, motorcycle speedway and rugby union. The national football team of England played various games at the stadium named Stamford Bridge. They were crowned world champions in 1966 for the first time in their history.
FA Cup finals
The venue named Stamford Bridge hosted its first-ever FA Cup final in 1920. 50,000 people attended the game, which was won by Aston Villa after beating Huddersfield Town 1-0. The second FA Cup final at the venue took place on 23 April 1921. It was won by Tottenham Hotspur after defeating the Wolverhampton Wanderers. One year later, the stadium hosted its third consecutive FA Cup final. Huddersfield Town won the game against Preston North End.
The venue has been the home of Chelsea Football Club since 1905. Chelsea became one of the most valuable sports clubs in the world. Arsenal FC, Chelsea FC and Tottenham Hotspur FC became the first sports clubs from London with 10 million followers on their main social media page. The stadium’s record attendance for a domestic league match was set in a game between Chelsea and Arsenal in 1935. 82,000 people attended the match. In 1915, Chelsea Football Club played their inaugural FA Cup final. They lost the game against Sheffield United, also known as The Blades. In 1955, Chelsea won the English top division for the first time in their history. They drew an average home attendance of 48,000 in 21 games in that top-flight league season.
Roman Abramovich and international finals
The Russian billionaire Roman Arkadyevich Abramovich, who was born in the city of Saratov in 1966, took over Chelsea FC in 2003. He invested heavily in the football club. In 2008, Chelsea reached the UEFA Champions League final for the first time in their history. Manchester United defeated Chelsea after penalties in that game. It was the first European championship final between two football clubs from England. In 2012, Chelsea won their first European championship title after defeating FC Bayern München from Germany. 62,000 people attended the 2012 UEFA Champions League final against Bayern München. Chelsea lost their inaugural world championship final against Sport Club Corinthians Paulista from Brazil in December 2012.