Crystal Palace v Stoke City
Saturday 18 January 2014
STADIUM INFORMATION //
SELHURST PARK has been the permanent home of Crystal Palace for 88 years, although it has also been a temporary base for two other Football League clubs in that period.
Wimbledon (1991-2003) and Charlton Athletic (1985-1991) have taken residence at the South London stadium in the past, although both have now moved to more relevant venues.
Located in the South Norwood district, Selhurst Park has a capacity of 26,309, with its record attendance being 51,801 – a crowd that saw the Club clinch the Second Division title against Burnley in 1979.
Away fans are situated in the Arthur Wait Stand.
YOUR ROUTE //
Take the M6 Southbound, before merging onto the M42 south of Birmingham and then leaving at Junction 3A for the M40 sign-posted London/Warwick/Stratford.
Join the M25 Southbound, signposted Heathrow.
Leave the M25 at Junction 10 and follow the A3 towards London.
After ten miles you will reach the Tolworth roundabout, at which you turn right onto the A240 towards Epsom.
After three miles turn onto the A232 towards Sutton.
Follow the A232 through Sutton and Carshalton and just before reaching Croydon, turn left onto the A23 North towards Thornton Heath.
Where the A23 bears left at Thornton Heath(at the Horseshoe Pub roundabout), you must go straight over, into Brigstock Road (B266), passing Thornton Heath Station on your left and bearing right on to the High Street.
At the next mini roundabout, (Whitehorse Road/Grange Road) go left into Whitehorse Lane. The ground is on your right.
PARKING INFORMATION //
The car park at the ground (Sainsbury's) fills up quickly so for the most it is street parking.
The best area is around Selhurst Station (e.g. Edith Road and Dagnall Park).
The roads in Thornton Heath are mostly pay and display.
TOTAL DISTANCE //
Selhurst Park is 173 miles away from the Britannia Stadium, and will take approximate 3 hours 15 minutes to reach, dependant on traffic.
TRAIN JOURNEY //
There are three stations near the ground, all within five and ten minutes’ walk.
Trains to Thornton Heath and Selhurst run from Victoria, to Norwood Junction from Victoria and London Bridge.
From Thornton Heath: Turn left out of station and cross road. Bear right at the first junction into the High Street and left at roundabout into Whitehorse Lane.
From Selhurst: It's well-signposted. Turn left out of station, and left at lights into Clifton Road. Take the 2nd right opposite Clifton Arms) into Holmesdale Road.
From Norwood Junction: Straight out of station, and left at end of road into Selhurst Road, Take 3rd turning on right to ground.
LOCAL RADIO //
Live traffic information and pre-match details can be found Palace Radio (1278am).
A FOOT IN BOTH CAMPS //
CLINT HILL was one of the bedrock’s of Stoke City’s team, before he made the switch to Crystal Palace after a successful two-month loan spell in January 2008.
The centre-half made 80 league appearances for the Potters following his move from Oldham Athletic five years earlier.
He started his career at hometown club Tranmere Rovers, and is currently playing for Championship high-flyers Queens Park Rangers.
He played 116 league games for Crystal Palace before moving to Loftus Road in 2010, following manager Neil Warnock who made the same move across London.