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All the matchday information you need for Palace v City

18 October 2019

Crystal Palace host Manchester City at Selhurst Park with a 5:30pm kick-off today and if you are attending the match, we highly recommend you read the below information to make the most of your visit. All times are British Summer Time.

Summary

  • Tickets are now sold out
  • Kick-off is 5:30pm
  • The Fanzone is open from 2:30pm to home and visiting fans
  • Turnstiles open from 4pm for all general admission areas of the stadium
  • Travelling by public transport is highly recommended
  • Large bags are not permitted
  • Selhurst Park's food and drink outlets are cashless – bring your card
  • Programme sellers now accept cards - grab your copy from vendors in and around the stadium
  • You must upgrade any junior tickets to adult if an adult intends on using them and supporters are reminded not to buy from touts
  • The club are supporting the Premier League's No Room For Racism campaign. If you see it, report it
  • Report anti-social behaviour by texting 07507 477 669
  • Free RC Cola samples to be given out in the Fanzone
  • Additional information can be found in our home supporters' guide and visiting supporters' guide or you can contact the team

Read on for more…

Ticket information

Tickets for all fans are now sold out and supporters are reminded not to buy from touts.

If you’ve lost your ticket and require a re-print, please visit the Box Office window by Entrance 9.

Visiting supporter (away fans) ticket collections must be picked up from the Box Office window by Gate E4 (corner of Holmesdale Road and Park Road) from 2:30pm. Home fans can collect from the office by gate E9.

Arrive early to avoid delays and enjoy great entertainment

Turnstiles for all general admission areas of the stadium open at 4pm. Premium Hospitality guests are welcome from 2:30pm.

All ticket holders are advised to arrive early at the stadium to accommodate enhanced security checks.

Dependant on their block, ticket holders in the Main Stand can access the Wright & Bright, Stanley Stephenson and Glaziers Lounges from 3pm. Upper Holmesdale ticket holders can access the Red & Blue Bar from 3:30pm.

The Fanzone

The Selhurst Park Fanzone is the place to get you in the matchday mood. And with a variety of food, beverages and entertainment available, it is the ultimate destination to begin your pre-match routine.

The Fanzone is directly outside the Main Stand and caters for 500 supporters with a family friendly and fun atmosphere. It opens from 2:30pm and is available to Palace and City ticket holders on a first come, first served basis.

Our resident DJ Jay Knox will be playing the latest tunes throughout pre-match, club mascots Pete and Alice will be there to meet supporters, and, as usual, there will be performances from The Crystals.

Former Palace man Matt Jansen will be meeting fans and signing copies of his new autobiography from 4pm. More information on this can be found here.

New local partner RC Cola will also be handing out free samples of their drink. RC Cola contains over 50% less sugar than Coca Cola and is now on sale in the Whitehorse Lane Stand and family kiosks in the Main Stand.

Travel

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 before departing for the match.

Parking

There is no public parking at the stadium. There are disabled badge holder 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 4:30pm. 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 their own risk.

Food & drink

Selhurst Park’s food and drink concourses are cashless – so bring your payment card. Apple Pay and Google Pay are accepted.

Get into the stadium early (from 4pm) to take advantage of the Early Bird offer of a cheeseburger or hot dog plus a beer for £7 (not available in the away concourses). This offer ends at 4:30pm.

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

Glaziers, Wright & Bright and Stanley Stephenson Lounges open from 2:30pm.

Club Shop & Box Office

The main Club Shop and Box Office will be open from 9am until kick-off and then for an hour after full-time. 

The Club Store in the Fanzone is open from 2:30pm until kick-off, and also opens for an hour after the match.

You can purchase a matchday programme from vendors inside and around the stadium for just £3.50. Vendors take cash but will now also take card. Make sure to grab your copy, which this week includes an exclusive interview with James McCarthy.

Safety

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 supporters' guide for Palace fans and visiting supporters.

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

Enjoy the Game.


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