Away days: Crystal Palace
With the Swans heading to Crystal Palace on Saturday, we bring you a fan's guide to Selhurst Park to help your matchday experience.
Crystal Palace v Swansea City
Saturday, August 26 (3pm kick-off)
Address: Selhurst Park, London SE25 6PU
Telephone: 0208 768 6000
What’s it like? Over 1,300 Swans fans are housed in the Arthur Wait Stand. One small refreshment area caters for the away support, with a wide range of food, including vegetarian options, are sold along with alcohol.
Pubs and Grub The Clifton Arms (SE25 6NJ) is the nearest pub to the ground. Away fans only get in if they arrive early. After 1pm it's Palace season-ticket holders only past the doorman. The Prince George (CR7 8LE) on Thornton Heath High Street has a couple of takeaways nearby and a convenience store and off-licence opposite. It also has satellite TV.
Opposite Thornton Heath Railway Station is The Flora Sandes (CR7 7JG), a Wetherspoons pub. It’s popular with home and away fans and is a 15-minute walk from the ground.
There are plenty of kebab and chip shops en route to the ground. Nearby is The Railway Telegraph (CR7 7JJ), while the Two Brewers on Gloucester Road (CR0 2DW) is near Selhurst Railway Station.
Near the Norwood Junction Railway Station is Shelverdine Goathouse (SE 25 6EP).
Parking There’s street parking around the ground, but look out for residents-only bays. Some street parking is pay and display with four-hour limits.
Train The nearest stations are Selhurst or Thornton Heath. They are served by London Victoria mainline station, Clapham Junction, London Bridge and East Croydon. You can use Norwood Junction station which is also served by Victoria, but is further away. Please note, Crystal Palace station is nowhere near the ground.
Trains from Swansea to Thornton Heath are at 7.05am and 8.05am for the five-and-a-half hour trip. Coming back, trains are at 5.53pm and 7.23pm getting in at 11.47pm and 0.54am.
Tickets are available for this game at the Liberty Stadium ticket office until 3pm today. Fans can also call 0844 815 6665* or purchase them online until the deadline.
Swans supporters can also pay on the day at Selhurst Park via the Visitors Box Office at entrance four, which opens at 12.30pm. Cash only.
*Calls cost 7p per minute plus your standard network rate.
Adults - £30
Over-65s - £20
Students (with ID) - £20
Under 18- £16.00
Under-17s - £16
Please note, Network Rail will be carrying out improvement work on the railway from Swansea to London – trains will still be running, however, they will be diverted on route. Fans should plan their journey at GWR.com before travelling.