Upton Park

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... FIRST LOOK When I arrived at Upton Park Station in October 2002 for the first time I was shocked. I mean, Ive seen the city, Ive seen this and that and then I entered the East End of London it was something dramatically different for me. It was like Id have left London and been ... Read review

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Home sweet home...

Advantagespassionate atmosphere, great fans

Disadvantagesafter leaving the stadium you must be very patient waiting for the tube

"...world. FIRST LOOK When I arrived at Upton Park Station in October 2002 for the first time I was shocked. I mean, Ive seen the city, Ive seen this and that and then I entered the East End of London it was something dramatically different for me. It was like Id have left London and been miles away of it (maybe I was....). So you go out, youve read which way you have to go and of course (yepp) you take the wrong way. Youve lost your way ..." Read review
07.09.2003

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Community Level 1Graysiepops

Graysiepops

Misty-eyed memories of Upton Park

AdvantagesBobby Moore used to play there

DisadvantagesThe away team always seemed to enjoy their visits

"I remember with affection the Upton Park crowd of the late 60s to late 70s. We lived in High Wycombe, which meant that QPR would have been a convenient skip down the A40 for my dad in the car, but did I want to do that? No, course not, I forced him to drag me all the way across to the other side of town. Our junior league match would kick-off at 10.30, leaving me just enough time to dip into the communal bath (the colour of that water!), dash ..." Read review
06.03.2003

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Community Level 5Salgirl

Salgirl

Its the BOLEYN GROUND for Goodness Sake

AdvantagesHome of West Ham United

DisadvantagesNone

"...West Ham United play at Upton Park. Correction due. They play at the Boleyn Ground, which happens to be in Upton Park. It's one of those silly things that annoy me, but it's like people who mis-pronounce names, I can't help but correct them. Upton Park is an area in West Ham, East London. The ground itself is situated just off the Barking High Road or Romford Road, and the main gates are down Green Street. This is the entrance to the West Stand, ..." Read review
12.05.2001

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Bubbles Are A Fans Worst Friend

AdvantagesGood View, Decent Stewarding

DisadvantagesCramped areas in concourses

"...this a chance to visit Upton Park, a ground I doubt I'll be seeing next season based on current happenings on the pitch. When I was younger I always though West Ham was in West London. Of course it's actually in the East End of the big smoke. We took the club coach to the game and it wasn't a bad journey. This part of London isn't really heaving with some of the traffic flow that you may find in other areas. The ground is clearly visible behind ..." Read review
22.10.2005

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Good Location
Running track around pitch means too far away from game. (*)
Unusual setting
We never win there! (*)
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No cover on away terrace, food is rubbish (*)
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Lack of atmosphere sometimes with so few away supporters allowed in (*)
Sensible redevelopment without loss of atmosphere
The Main Stand now sticks out like a sore thumb, but there are definite plans to rebuild it (*)
Excellent stadium well designed
The team are struggling, prices don't reflect this (*)
Great atmoshphere, Good seating, Great Facilities
Looks a bit unbalanced, Parking (*)
Good View, Best pies at a football ground in the UK!!
Pavilion Stand lets it down, Traffic Problems (*)
good atmosphere
really old stand down one length (*)
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Character, Size
Average Atmosphere (*)
Top Players, Good Atmosphere
Likely you'll leave with nothing (*)
Traditional stadium, high capacity
4,000 obstructed views, parking (*)
Crowd close to pitch. Interesting design.
Relatively low capacity. (*)
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