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Your Full Matchday Guide: West Ham United

7 December 2018

Read this handy guide for all you need to know ahead of Crystal Palace’s game away to West Ham United before the match commences at 15.00, including who will referee and an interesting matchday stat.

Live coverage

This match will not be shown live on TV in the UK, though you can listen to full commentary for just £1.49 via Palace Audio, the best way of staying up-to-date with Palace's progress.

If you live abroad, find out where you can watch the game by heading over to our Worldwide TV Listings now.

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 Anthony Taylor, who will be assisted by Gary Beswick and Adam Nunn with Chris Kavanagh acting as fourth official.

Your matchday stat

The side to have scored first in all Premier League fixtures between West Ham and Palace have never lost; a total of 14 matches.

The Palace Preview

Check out our comprehensive preview to West Ham v Crystal Palace now. It contains a full build-up to the game, all the information you'll want to know and complete team news.


By car

Leave the M25 at Junction 27 and take the M11 towards London. At the end of the M11 motorway keep in the right-hand lane and follow the signs for the North Circular A406 (W).

At the bottom of the flyover where the roads merge, move into the left-hand lane for the A12. At the roundabout, take the fourth exit onto the A12 towards Central London and Stratford.

Keep straight on the A12 for around four and a half miles. At this point, you should be able to see the Velodrome building on your left. Exit here onto the A106, signposted Stratford and Westfield.

At the bottom of the slip road at the traffic lights, take the left-hand filter lane, towards Stratford and Westfield. Continue along this road and you will reach the stadium on the right.

There is no parking available at the London Stadium and parking restrictions will be in place and enforced in the local area.

By Train

The London Stadium is served by three railway stations all of which are around a 10-15 minute walk away. These are Stratford, Stratford International and Hackney Wick.

The stadium and stations are well signposted around the area.

Tickets and programme

The West Ham programme costs £3.50 and can be bought from vendors around the outside of the London Stadium. General admission tickets can still be bought for Palace fans, though there is a limited number remaining, so act fast and buy yours now

Food and drink

Hot and cold food and drink is available across the away concourse, with the hosts offering an eye-catching range of choices including street food, stir-fries and sandwiches. There are offers available such as Pie and a Pint for £8.50 or Nachos and a Soft Drink for £7.30.


No large bags are permitted within the stadium and all bags are searched before the game. Please allow time to accommodate these searches and only bring a bag with you if it is absolutely necessary.

The stadium is accessed via five bridges. The club advise that away fans use Bridge 4, which is closest to the Away Supporters’ Area.

If you’re there

Stratford’s Westfield shopping centre is a short walk from the London Stadium and has a range of bars and restaurants to head to before and after the match. Alternatively, the Jubilee Line can be accessed from Stratford Underground station which is a 10-15 minute walk from the London Stadium and will go to various stations in central London.

Another option, of course, is the joys of Norwood and Selhurst; only an hour away from Stratford!

You can call the West Ham United contact line on 0333 030 1966 for any further questions or head to their visitor’s guide (found on our stadium guide) for more information.

If you need to know more, head over to our stadium guide where you’ll find a map, useful links and extra stadium information.

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