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Matchday Attendee Information: Grimsby Town

5 January 2019

To get the most out of your matchday experience today at Selhurst Park, read this handy guide before the match kicks-off at 17.30.

Ticket details

Tickets are still available for home fans and can be bought here. Supporters without tickets are advised to purchase early in advance to avoid queueing on the day as it will be busy. The Main Box Office is open at Selhurst Park on Saturday from 09:00 and the Matchday Box Office at Entrance E4 in Park Road is open from 14:30.

Grimsby Town will be bringing 5,500 fans on the eight-hour round-trip and Selhurst Park will be accommodating a singing section.

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 drenched by the rain may not work when scanned - so please cover accordingly!

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 14.30. Home fans can collect from the office by gate E9.

Turnstiles for all home areas of the stadium open at 16.00, with the away area opening at 15.30.


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 16.30. 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. Fans sitting in blocks A, B, C and D of the main stand will also be able pre-order food and drink through the Crystal Palace app as part of our Eagle Express trial. Orders can be collected at a time of your choice either before the game or at half time. To learn more about how to make your order, click here

Glaziers, Wright & Bright, Red & Blue and Stanley Stephenson lounges open from 15.00.

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 14:30, and is open to Palace and Grimsby 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 Grimsby 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 Grimsby juniors will be selected in the away concourse from 15.30.

Club Store & Box Office

The main Club Store will be open from 14.30 until kick-off and then for an hour after full time.

The Box Office will be open from 09.00, where fans can buy tickets on the gate.

The Club Store in the Fanzone is open from 14:30 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 29th December. 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 larger ones are not.

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.

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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