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Capacity: 27,111 (all seated) Address: Floyd Road, Charlton, SE7 8BL Telephone: 020 8333 4000 Fax: 020 8333 4001 Ticket Office: 03330 14 44 44 Pitch Size: 112 x 73 yards Pitch Type: Grass Club Nickname: The Addicks Year Ground Opened: 1919 Undersoil Heating: No Shirt Sponsors: BETDAQ Kit Manufacturer: Nike Home Kit: Red and White Away Kit: All Purple Third Kit: Blue and Black The opening of the North Stand in 2002, completely transformed the look of the ground.

What was a single-tiered separate stand, is now a large two-tiered affair, extending and completely enclosing the North East & North West corners. Both sides were also redeveloped in the mid-1990's and anyone who saw the derelict Valley some years back, now wouldn't believe their eyes.

Mike Keeler informs me; ' The Club have now got planning permission from Greenwich Council to increase the capacity of the Valley to 30,900.

This will involve adding a second tier to the East Stand as well as the 'filling in' of the South East corner of the stadium'.

Otherwise, the height between rows is good and the stand quite steep, keeping you fairly close to the playing action.

It is worth noting that there are refreshment areas on either side of the stand.

It is a rather basic pub but has real ale available (albeit a lone handpump) and also offers a selection of filled rolls and pork pies.

The stadium is overlooked by a block of flats beyond the South Stand and it is not uncommon to see fans out on their balconies watching most of the game for nothing and others hanging flags from their balconies in support of other teams.However formal time scales have yet to be announced as to when this will take place.George Packman adds; ' The Club intend to increase the capacity of the Valley to over 40,000.Away fans are housed in the Jimmy Seed (South) Stand at one end of the ground, which is slightly raised above pitch level, making for a generally good view.Up to 3,000 away fans can be accommodated in this end.

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