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Matchday Information: Crystal Palace v Leicester City

13 December 2018

To get the most out of your matchday for Crystal Palace v Leicester City at Selhurst Park, read this handy guide on both the game and the day surrounding it.


The match will kick-off at 15.00. A small number of general admission tickets are still available as are tickets for Premium packages in Speroni's Restaurant and the 2010 Club. 

All ticket holders are advised to arrive early at the stadium to accommodate enhanced security checks and season ticket holders are reminded to bring their season cards. If you’ve lost your ticket and require a re-print, please visit the Ticket Office window by entrance 9.

Fans are reminded that paper tickets soddened by the rain may not work when scanned.

Visiting supporter (away fans) ticket collections must be picked up from the Ticket Office window by gate E4 (corner of Holmesdale Road and Park Road) from 12.00. Home fans can collect from the office by gate E9.

Turnstiles for all home areas of the stadium open at 13.30, with the away area opening at 13.00.

To report any anti-social behaviour at Selhurst Park, fans should text 07507 477 669 (+44 7507 477 669) with as much relevant information as possible. For more information, read our guide.

Live coverage

This match will not be shown live on TV in the UK, though commentary will be available via Palace Audio. Fans can pay just £1.49 to hear full commentary on the game or buy a season pass now. Find out more here.

If you live abroad, find out where you can watch the game with our Worldwide TV Listings.

Alternatively, if you are following from around the world, why not see if there is an official Supporters’ Club meeting to watch the game in your city? Find the nearest one to you here.

The ref

The referee for this game will be Michael Oliver, who has only shown one red card in 25 Palace matches. His linesmen will be Stuart Burt and Simon Bennett while the fourth official is Stuart Attwell.

Your matchday stat

Leicester City haven’t lost three consecutive games without scoring against an opponent in the Premier League since April 2002 (six in a row against Manchester United). Their past two matches against Palace have ended 3-0 and 5-0 respectively.

The Palace Preview

Our comprehensive preview contains the full build-up to Saturday's game, all the extra pre-match knowledge you'll want to know and complete team news. You can read it here.


Fans are strongly encouraged to use public transport.

The three nearest train stations to the stadium are Selhurst, Thornton Heath and Norwood Junction.

Travelling from central London?

• London Victoria – Southern trains go directly to Selhurst station, followed by a short walk (40 minutes approx total journey time)

• London Bridge – Southern trains go directly to Norwood Junction station, followed by a short walk (30 mins approx total journey time)

• London Waterloo – Take any South Western train to Clapham Junction, then a Southern train to Selhurst station, followed by a short walk (45 mins approx total journey time)

• London Kings Cross – Take the Northern Line to London Bridge, then a Southern train to Norwood Junction station, followed by a short walk (50 mins approx total journey time)

• London Euston – Take the Northern Line to London Bridge, then a Southern train to Norwood Junction station, followed by a short walk (50 mins approx total journey time)

• London Paddington – Take the Circle Line to London Victoria, then a Southern train to Selhurst station, followed by a short walk (60 mins approx total journey time)

Please check the latest travel news, planned engineering works on local trains, and local roadworks / closures.


There is no public parking at the stadium. There are disabled parking bays in the Sainsbury’s car park, available on a first come, first served basis.

The Directors Car Park is permit holders only and will be closing at 14.00. Its entrance can be found via Holmesdale Road

Drivers may find suitable parking spaces by visiting driveway rental sites - JustParkYour Parking Space or Primal Parking - at your own risk.

Food & drink

Get into the stadium early to take advantage of the Early Bird offer of a cheeseburger or hot dog plus a beer for £6 (not available in the away concourses).

There is also a range of food and drink available in the Fanzone outside the Main Stand from midday.

The full menu can be viewed here and will be available on all public concourses.

Glaziers, Wright & Bright, Red & Blue and Stanley Stephenson lounges open from 12.30.

The Fanzone

The Selhurst Park Fanzone is the place to get you in the matchday mood.

The Fanzone is directly outside the Main Stand and caters for 500 fans with a family friendly and fun atmosphere. It opens from 12.00, and is open to Palace and Burnley ticket holders on a first come, first served basis.

This week’s event will have a range of entertainment to keep you busy ahead of kick-off. And with a range of food and beverages available, it is the ultimate destination to kick-off your pre-match routine.

Our resident DJ Jay Knox will be playing the latest tunes throughout pre-match, club mascots Pete and Alice will be there to meet fans, and, as usual, there will be performances from The Crystals. But that’s not all.

There will be a whole host of competitions giving fans of all ages the chance to win great prizes, including the opportunity for two junior Palace fans to take part in the Utilita Half-Time Challenge on the pitch.


Half-time entertainment

The Crystals will perform a live routine and there is also the Utilita Half-Time challenge, where two junior Palace and two junior Leicester fans take penalties on the pitch.

To be in with the chance of taking part, young Palace fans should visit the Fanzone from midday, and Leicester juniors will be selected in the away concourse from 13.00.

Club Store & Box Office

The main Club Store and Box Office will be open from 09.00 to kick-off and then for an hour after full time.

The Club Store in the Fanzone is open from 12.00 until kick off, and also opens for an hour after the match.

Fans can pre-order their items and then ‘Click and Collect’ until 23:59 on Friday night. Our dedicated pickup point opens between Sainsbury’s and the main gates from midday.


Small bags are permitted into the stadium but will be searched. Large bags must be left at the Information Point by Entrance 9 (near the Fanzone), but must be collected 30 minutes after full-time.

No pyrotechnics are permitted inside Selhurst Park.

Small umbrellas are permitted but fans are reminded that longer ones are not.

Need more information?

Click to read our comprehensive Matchday Guide for Palace fans and visiting supporters.

For all customer service enquiries, please get in touch with the team.

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