The Boleyn Ground is the Theatre of Dreams for West Ham FC. Like all modern Premiership Grounds the Stadium is all-seater and has a capacity of more than 35,000. The ground is serviced via Upton Park Underground Station.
West Ham FC has failed to sustain their top division status in recent years- this does not however mean that the Boleyn Ground is shy of atmosphere on match day. The Boleyn Ground takes its name from the house that stood on Green Street known as Boleyn Castle. The ground was built at the beginning of the last century on a cabbage patch that stood in the grounds of a local Catholic School.
In England’s World Cup winning side of 1966 were three West Ham players- their tradition of producing international quality players continues to this day. In 1930 the Prince of Wales attended a charity match between Tottenham Hotspurs and West Ham- with the King of Norway also visiting the ground on more than one occasion. Those who wish to get the full match day experience should try Duncan’s Pie, Mash and Eels stand which is situated outside Upton Park Tube Station.
For those who wish to visit the ground but do not want to be caught in the bustle of match-day there is much to see. You can visit the Hammers Hotel and even get married at the ground- the visitor’s area displays memorabilia from the clubs illustrious and varied history.