After a relatively humble first 100 years, during which the club experienced only fleeting moments of success, Chelsea’s fortunes took a dramatic turn in 2003 when Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich bought the club. Through extravagant spending and some shrewd managerial appointments, he swiftly turned Chelsea into a European powerhouse, winning the Premier League on several occasions as well as the holy grail, the European Champions league, and in doing so becoming the first London club to ever win the prestigious tournament.
One of the main stands at Stamford Bridge (Photo: wkocjan via Flickr)
Located in West London, close to the upscale shopping avenues of Fulham Road and King’s Road, Chelsea has an enduring reputation for glamour that dates back to the 1970s – and the arrival of a Russian oligarch has only served to amplify that standing. Consequently, a number of tourists who come to London make a trip to Stamford Bridge one of their main priorities. If you’re planning a visit and want to know if there are any Chelsea home games scheduled during your dates of travel, you’ll find fixture lists for the upcoming season available online.
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Matches at Stamford Bridge are always in high demand and it’s usually necessary to be a club member in order to apply for Premier League tickets. In fact, for the most high profile games, general sale tickets are simply never available. However, that doesn’t necessarily rule out the possibility of getting a ticket. We’ve done some research and outlined some of the best options available below.
As demand is high for most games, Chelsea tickets do not often go on general sale and so the best way to obtain them through the club is by becoming an official member – though this is probably only worth it if you plan to attend games regularly. Prices start from £26 for adults and £22 for juniors and all tiers of membership give priority access to match ticket sales throughout the season. Tickets can be bought via the official website once you’ve logged in with your membership details. Another benefit of membership is the chance to purchase tickets that are returned for sale by Season Ticket holders through the club’s official ticket exchange system. If all else fails, one other option is a Hospitality package, which can also be purchased online, and offers an upscale match-day experience including lounge access and luxury padded seats.
Ticketbis is an online platform which allows users to buy and sell tickets for sports and other entertainment events – with tickets often available up to the very last moment. People who put tickets on Ticketbis can set whatever price they wish, and the downside of this is that tickets for high profile games are often expensive due to demand. However, on the flip side of the coin, for less prestigious games you can often get a pretty good deal. For example, tickets for the opening Premier League match at Stamford Bridge of the 2017/18 season against Burnley are currently available from £95, which is not too much above face value. However, be aware that Ticketbis do charge a commission from each party involved in a ticket exchange.
Most people know them best for their all-inclusive European holidays, but Thomas Cook also specialise in providing unique hospitality packages for sports fans that combine hotel accommodation with official match-day tickets. For matches at Stamford Bridge, Thomas Cook Sport have partnered with a number of London hotels that are just a quick bus or tube ride away from the ground, such as the Hotel London Mayfair and the Crowne Plaza London Battersea. Once at the stadium, guests get the full treatment including Captains Bar Lounge access, a complimentary match programme, in-room betting facility, and reserved luxury padded seating in the East Stand Middle Tier where you can enjoy the game. Guests can also buy add-ons such as stadium and museum tours, or extra nights at the hotel. Prices start at £229 per person for one night’s accommodation and a match-day ticket.