Boleyn Ground (Upton Park) – until 2016

Capacity35 345
272 (VIP seats)
120 (Press seats)
Country England
ClubsWest Ham United FC
Retire year2016
Inauguration 1904
Renovations 1944, 1993, 1995, 2001
Record attendance 42,322 (West Ham - Tottenham Hotspur, 17.10.1970)
Address Green St, Upton Park, London, E13 9AZ


Boleyn Ground – historical stadium description

Built in 1904, the stadium takes its both names from the site it was built in. On one hand it’s Upton Park, due to district’s name. On the other it’s Boleyn Ground, after the ‘Boleyn Castle’ that used to stand here. And thought the latter is official, it seems Upton Park is used more commonly.

It went through various changes over the years, taking final shape between 1993 and 2001. First the vast terracing behind goals was replaced with new covered stands, two tiers each, in 1993 and 1995. Then the new main grandstand came in 2001, while opposite straight couldn’t be replaced due to insufficient space.

Despite West Ham United’s large popularity, the stadium never matched biggest ones in England or even in London in terms of capacity. Record crowd from 1970 stands at 42,322 people.



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