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Boleyn Ground, London
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The Boleyn Ground, often referred to as Upton Park, is an association football stadium located in Upton Park, east London. Since 1904, it has been the home of Premier League side West Ham United F.C., with their predecessors Thames Ironworks playing their home games at Hermit Road. The stadium was also used shortly in the early 1990s by Charlton Athletic during its years of financial difficulty. The current seating capacity of the ground is 35,016.HistoryThe club rented Green Street House and grounds in the Municipal Borough of East Ham from the Roman Catholic Church from around 1912. Green Street House was known locally as Boleyn Castle because of its imposing nature and an association with Anne Boleyn, who had either stayed at or, as some believe, owned the house. The ground is said to be haunted by one of her maids who died in childbirth. Hence renting the grounds of "Boleyn Castle" the name Boleyn Ground came into being. Today the ground is far more commonly known as Upton Park, after the Upton Park, London area in which it is located.In August 1944, a V-1 flying bomb fell on the south-west corner of the pitch. This forced the team to play its games away from home while repairs were undertaken, but it did not affect performances as West Ham managed nine consecutive victories. Upon their return to the ground in December, they lost 1–0 to Tottenham Hotspur. The record attendance is 42,322, against Tottenham Hotspur in a Division One (Old) match on 17 October 1970, when the North and South Banks were terraced, as was the old 'Chicken Run' to the front of the East Stand. The record attendance at Upton Park since it has become an all-seater is 35,550, recorded against Manchester City on 21 September 2002 in a Premier League match.
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  • Great tour with friends at upton park at the last home game of the west ham ... wonderful
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  • Had to go and visit here before they start working on knocking it dowm, A little bit sad knowing its never going see another game of football again. Was such a wonderful stadium. Will be sad to see it...  more »
  • A beautiful Stadium with hotel, the rooms show directly on the field of play. However, you must give the room on game day because you are simultaneously the VIP boxes. The atmosphere is terrific. Unfortunately, this stadium will be demolished.
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  • The Boleyn had a special feel to it, even as an away fan. The fan base was more working class and boisterous. It had that unique traditional old school flavour to it. The walk down Green Street, having a pint before the game and the evening kick offs under the lights. One of my favourite away grounds.
  • This stadium is to old fashioned. Once you are inside it is good. However when you are trying to get it in of is awful. No parking and massively overcrowded. Glad they have moved
  • Old but much loved and missed. The walk down green street the smell of burgers, calls from the program sellers, sing songs in the pubs. I'm getting a bit emotional now, don't miss the queues for the tube afterwards tho.
  • My home! Going to miss the match day buzz, Been close to me since 1989 :(
  • It's great cause a lot of famous people's played on this ground.