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Tarpaulin:


UPTON PARK



West Ham United - Boleyn Ground (but still known by a lot of fans as Upton Park)
Website: http://www.whufc.com
Unofficial sites:
Knees up Mother Brown
West Ham Online

Address: Green St, Upton Park, London, E13 9AZ
Main Telephone No: 020-8548-2748
Fax No: 020-8548-2758
Ticket Office: 0870-112-2700
Capacity: 35,647 (all seated)
Away Allocation: 2200, but upto 3600

Fixtures

To see West Ham's remaining fixtures Click HERE

DIRECTIONS & PARKING:

To see a map of the ground and surrounding areas click here

By Car
Directions from the M25:
Travel to M25 Junction 27, and go on to the M11 southbound. Follow the M11 south until it divides to join the A406 (North Circular Road). Take the Left Hand fork signposted A406 South. Do not follow the signs for the City.

The end of the motorway joins the A406 from the left, creating a 4 lane road for a short distance. You need to be in one of the outside 2 lanes (this can be tricky if traffic is heavy). Proceed south (dual carriageway with slip roads) passing the junctions for Redbridge, and Ilford.

Leave the A406 at the Barking junction. At the roundabout at the bottom of the slip road, turn right, taking the 3rd exit towards East Ham (Barking Road). Proceed West along Barking Road through several sets of traffic lights until you have passed the lights at East Ham Town Hall (big red Victorian building on the left just before the lights). 3/4 mile further, you pass the ground on your right (behind a parade of shops, including the Hammers Shop). At the next lights (Boleyn Arms Pub on right hand corner), turn right into Green Street. The main entrance to the ground is 200 yards on your right.

On Saturday matchdays, parking is very restricted with little or no off-road parking. The best areas to look for spaces are roads left of Barking Road, once you are past the lights at East Ham Town Hall. 'You can park at Newham General Hospital, where there is a pay and display car park, which costs 1.50 for four hours, or 3.50 for six. To find the hospital; From Barking Road, passing the ground on your right, after a few traffic lights turn left into Prince Regent Lane (Newham General is signposted at the lights ), the hospital is just up this road and is about a 15 minute stroll away from the ground'.

By Train

For an Interactive London Underground Map click here

The nearest tube station is Upton Park which is on the District, plus the Hammersmith & City Lines. The station is a short walk from the ground. Please note that West Ham tube station is nowhere near the ground. The queue at Upton Park tube station after the game can be horrendous. You are better off going for a couple of pints and letting the queues die down. There are plenty of pubs along Plaistow High Road which are only a 5-10 minute walk from the stadium and as long as visitors are 'well behaved' they are more than made welcome'. If yer looking for a quick dart after the game you are probably best to walk up to East Ham, which will at least mean you will get a seat, before everyone else gets on at Upton Park'.

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Thoughts:
Away fans are housed in one end, in the lower tier of the relatively new North Stand (also known as the Centenary Stand)[See pic of stand below. The usual allocation for away supporters is 2,200, but if demand requires, away fans can be allocated the whole of the lower tier of the North Stand, where up to 3,600 supporters can be accommodated. The ground is compact, with the fans are seated close to the pitch. This coupled with the passionate support of the West Ham faithful can make for a vibrant atmosphere.
 


Pub guide and extras
I have been advised by a number of supporters that most of the pubs around the ground are quite partisan, and are for home supporters only. The Boleyn Pub on the corner near to the ground, plus Queens, The Greengate, Wine Bar, Village and 'The Central' pubs on Barking Road should all be given a wide berth by away fans.

Probably the best option for away fans is the Wetherspoons outlet called Millers Well which is opposite East Ham Town Hall. It is though about a twenty minute walk away along Barking Road (although it may be an idea to travel to East Ham tube station before the game, go to the pub and then walk to the ground). Another good option is the Denmark Arms also on the Barking Road near the East Ham Town Hall; this is a large pub which shows all live football games.

Away Fans:
Centenary Stand (Lower Tier): Adults 40, Senior Citizen/Juniors 20/23

Official Programme: 3
On The Terrace Fanzine: 2
Over Land And Sea: 2.50

Stadium Plan

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Disabled Facilities
For details of disabled facilities at the ground please visit the relevant page on the National Association Of Disabled Supporters (NADS) Click HERE


Further information on West Ham Utd from footballgroundguide.co.uk and The Football Supporters Federation

Ashfordian:
Where's people heading for a bevvy for this then?

TheBionicCarrot:
Saw that on the Away grounds guide - but which one is the best bet for finding a crowd of Reds? The Wetherspoons?  Or the Denmark Arms?

rednose54:
Going by car from Liverpool don't want to drive into London. Usually go to Stanmore but that seems too far  by tube any recommendations thanks in anticipation.

TheBionicCarrot:

--- Quote from: blur-red nosed reindeer on April 25, 2006, 10:34:01 AM ---This is the away grounds guide... :-\

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Lost track of which thread I was in....  (sorry...  you 'pedantic so-and-so') ...(!)

But question remains - which pub is best bet?

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