|400 (32 skyboxes) (VIP seats)
|4000 (Away section)
|04.08.1993 (Millwall - Sporting Lisbon)
|16 mln £
|Zampa Road, London SE16 3LN
The Den – stadium description
It’s hard to find another club in England, whose fans would carry such a bad name. The new ground built in early 90’s was a proof that the team put safety at games first. It was the first venue built along with and after the introduction of lord Taylor’s guidelines after the Hillsborough disaster. And although the opinion of Millwall is still rough, it’s more about stereotypes.
Before 1993 the club resided some 500 meters away, at Cold Blow Lane. Previous ground was also called The Den. That’s why for first years of the new one’s existence fans simply called it “The New Den” to make a distinction between the two. Old Den could be filled with nearly 50,000 fans, but only one out of ten had a seat. Millwall decided converting the terraces into seating wasn’t viable and decided to build from scratch in the vicinity.
Today’s Den accommodates almost 20,000 with average attendances slightly above half of the ground. Initial plan was to raise a stadium for up to 30,000 people, but insufficient funding made the club go with a less ambitious plan. The venue has good rail connection, but there is no open parking around it, making it hardly accessible by car on matchdays.
How The Den compares to other Championship venues?
England: Safe standing trials in Premier League and Championship
There has been talk for some time about introducing safe standing in the two highest leagues in the country. In 2019, the government assured about the imminent change of the regulations, but these were not introduced until 2 years later.
COVID-19 crisis: English supporters to return in October?
The government is preparing to reopen sports stadiums across the UK. While first trial events will take place in just 2 weeks, all stadiums could be open again only from October onwards.
England: 341 games in five “regional hubs”?
In case not all stadiums are available to host games of Championship, League One and League Two, the EFL is considering using stadium clusters to hold the 341 remaining league games of 2019/20.
New design: Millwall's new vision for The Den
With positive steps from the council Millwall FC can proceed with plans for The Den's expansion and surrounding developments. Now the club decided to reveal what it's been working on since 2018.
England: Safe standing in Premier League and Championship from 2021?
Though physically safe standing is already in Premier League, legally it's still prohibited. But that might change as the government is expected to act quickly, possibly introducing legal standing in 2021.
London: Millwall appoint AFL to expand stadium
The final capacity or means of reaching it remains unclear, however Millwall's home, The Den is bound to grow and improve. AFL Architects have been appointed to carry out the planning.
Safe standing: Government to rethink all-seating
By all means the debate was predictable, but that's fine, we'll take it. The most important thing is: British authorities will review the all-seater rule, which officially opens the case for legal standing in top leagues of England and Wales.
England: Supporters force parliament to debate safe standing!
It took only several days of momentum to reach immense support of 100,000 British citizens and thus force the British government to officially debate safe standing in Premier League and Championship.
London: No CPO, Millwall celebrate
Sunday’s FA Cup game will be special as supporters prepare to celebrate what may be their club’s salvage overall. Lewisham Council decided to withdraw from its previous policy.
London: Millwall crisis postponed, for now
Did pressure work? For the third time Lewisham Council postponed the vote on CPO around Millwall stadium. It’s now expected in February.
London: Millwall forced out of London?
Tomorrow evening will tell whether a truly unthinkable scenario is realistic. “Millwall FC forced to relocate outside of London” is now part of the public debate.
10+ Ranking 2015: Attendances in Europe (Part 2. The Clubs)
Borussia, Barca and Man United – lovely dominant trio. But it wasn’t them who gained most fans last season. Check all 217 clubs that draw an average crowd of 10,000+!
10+ Ranking 2015: Attendances in Europe (Part 1. The Leagues)
Numbers don’t lie: French Ligue 1 outgrew Italian Serie A as Europe’s fourth largest league. Premier League seems unlikely to catch up to Bundesliga, while Turkey, Ukraine and Scotland are down.
London: Charlton Athletic fans ask uncomfortable questions about Olympic Stadium
Red Robins’ fans managed to establish some facts that weren’t disclosed to the public before. And they go on, trying to figure out if West Ham is threatening their club’s future.
10+ Ranking: Here are the best European clubs by attendance
There are 229 clubs in Europe enjoying on average 10,000 spectators and more. We list all of them to show the Continent’s most magnetic teams. Some fanbases really deserve praise for their participation, right Rangers/Portsmouth?
England: Ticket prices breaking new records
And not the kind of records supporters would wish to see. First time ever average price for the cheapest seats in top four leagues (!) exceeded £20. That means ticket prices in England are rising at 4 times the speed of inflation – BBC Sport alarms.
England: Visiting 116 stadiums on a bike, scoot or on feet
He’s neither an away-going supporter, nor a groundhopper. It’s also not a sports discipline, what he’s doing. Steven simply decided to visit 116 venues in England and Wales using his bike, scoot and feet. This is how Football Ground Tour was born.