|What's The Den
Rear Of The Barry Kitchener Stand (photo)
What Is It Like For Visiting Supporters?
Looking Towards The North Stand (photo)
Where To Drink?
Dockers (East) Stand (photo)
How To Get There By Car & Where To Park
South Stand (photo)
Programme & Fanzines
Record & Average Attendance
Fans Ground Reviews
The Den Location Map
|What's The Den Like?|
|The Club moved the relatively short distance to then was called the New Den after leaving their original Den ground which was their home for 83 years. This was first new major football ground to be constructed in London since before the Second World War. The stadium is made up of four separate two-tiered stands that are of the same height and look fairly similar. On one side is the Barry Kitchener Stand (named after a former player) which has the players tunnel and team dugouts at its front. This simple looking stand, has the same characteristics as both ends with windshields to either side in the upper tier and with the upper tier slightly overhanging the lower tier. The Dockers Stand on the other side, is slightly different having a row of executive boxes running across its middle. Between the East & North Stands in one corner is a large video screen.|
|Rear of Barry Kitchener Stand|
|What Is It Like For Visiting Supporters?|
Away fans are located
at one end of the ground in the North Stand (usually
in the upper tier only). Around 4,000 away fans can
be accommodated in this end. Like the general
improvement in football, a trip to Millwall is not
as threatening as it once was. However, it is hardly
a relaxing day out and I found the Den to be quite
intimidating. The large police presence at the match
I attended did nothing to dampen this feeling. I
would advise that you exercise caution around the
ground and not to wear club colours. The most
popular method of travel for away fans to the Den,
is by official club coach, or by train from
London Bridge. The Police are well drilled in
dealing with the coaches and supporters arriving by
train. Once inside the ground you will generally
find the stewards helpful & friendly.
|Where To Drink?|
are not many pubs located near to the
stadium and those should be avoided by away
supporters. If travelling by train then it is
probably best to grab a
beer around London Bridge before moving onto the
ground. I would advise keeping any colours
covered, even when drinking in the London Bridge area.
There are bars at the back of the stands at the
stadium, that serve alcohol as well as some decent
food such as chicken and chips.
Chris Lynskey a visiting Scunthorpe United fan recommends; 'The Shipwright Arms on Tooley
Street, near London Bridge. Come out of London Bridge tube station, turn right and its only 200yds
down the road on your right hand side. A lovely little pub which also serves food. We left the pub at 2.15pm to go and catch the train to the stadium and made it comfortably for kick off'.
On the Borough High Street by London Bridge is the Barrow Boy & Banker, which is a Fullers pub and has the benefit of a large screen showing SKY Sports. Further down the High Street is the Borough Market, which on nearby Stoney Street is situated the legendary Market Porter pub. This pub is also a regular listing in the CAMRA Good Beer Guide and always has 9 real ales on tap. Mick Hubbard adds; 'Also on Borough High Street is the George Inn, which is owned and leased by the National Trust. It is an outstandingly beautiful building, and the pub itself retains its wooden flooring and wall panelling. It serves its own ‘George Ale’ which went down nicely'.
|How To Get There By Car & Where To Park|
are number of ways of getting to the ground, but the
most straightforward, if not the shortest in distance
is to follow the A2 into London from Junction 2 of the
M25. The A2 actually passes the ground. Once you go
past New Cross Gate tube station on your right the
ground is about a mile further on. The only awkward
bit is about half way in-between New Cross Gate and
the ground where the road splits into two. Keep to the
right following the signs A2 City/Westminster. You
will come to the ground on your right. Street parking
can be found on the small estate on your left just
past the ground. There are no sizeable car parks
around the ground (typical British Planning!).
Map showing the location of the Den, Millwall (at the bottom of this page).
|It is probably best to go by
rail, as South Bermondsey
Railway Station is only a few minutes walk from the
ground. There is a direct walkway
specifically built for away fans which takes you
directly to the away end and back to the station
afterwards. This has made the Police's job of
keeping rival supporters apart so much more
manageable. If your team brings a
sizeable following, then an
'away fan' football special may be laid on from London
Bridge. In these instances the police are well drilled
in getting away fans into the ground from the special
train and safely away afterwards. Although
don't be surprised if you are held in the stadium
for sometime after the final whistle, before being
allowed back up the walkway to the station.
There are also two
London Underground stations in the area, Surrey
Quays & New Cross Gate, which are both on the
East London Line. They are about 15-20 minutes walk
away from the ground.
|West Ham United, Crystal Palace, & Charlton Athletic.|
Barry Kitchener Stand (Upper Tier): Adults £30, Over 60's £20, Under 16's £13, Under 12's £7*
Barry Kitchener Stand (Lower Tier): Adults £29, Over 60's £19, Under 16's £13, Under 12's £7*
Dockers East Stand (Upper Tier): Adults £29, Over 60's £19, Under 16's £13, Under 12's £7*
Dockers East Stand (Lower Tier): Adults £29, Over 60's £17, Under 16's £13, Under 12's £7*
Cold Blow Lane (South) Stand: Adults £26, Over 60's £17, Under 16's £13, Under 12's £7*
West Stand (Zampa Lower Family Area): Adults** £25, Over 60's** £17, Under 16's £11, Under 12's £7*
North Stand: Adults £26, Over 60's £17, Under 16's £13, Under 12's £7*
* Under 12 tickets available only when purchased with an adult or senior ticket.
** Adult & Senior tickets only available when purchased with an Under 16 or Under 12 ticket.
In addition Under 21's can purchase tickets at the Over 60's price, providing they are club members.
|Programme & Fanzines|
Matchday Programme £3
No One Likes Us (NOLU) Fanzine £1
The Lion Roars (TLR) Fanzine £1.50
|Millwall FC fixture list (takes you to the BBC Sports Website).|
|For details of disabled facilities and club contact at the ground please visit the relevant page on the Level Playing Field website.|
|Record & Average Attendance|
the Den; 48,672 v Derby County,
FA Cup 5th Round, February 20th, 1937.
At the New Den, 20,093
|Fans Reviews Of The Den|
|Jack Stanley (Neutral)
Jason Jandu (Neutral) 13/8/11
Matt Georgi (Leeds United) 18/10/08
Martin Hart (Visiting Scottish Fan) 24/11/07
Chris Stacey (Sheffield Wednesday) 4/2/06
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|Map showing the location of the Den Stadium and Railway Station|
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