Millwall Football Club are based in London and currently play in the EFL Championship, the second tier of English football. They have played their home matches at The Den since 1993. The team and supporters are known as The Lions.
The Den, Millwall
The Den is a football stadium in Bermondsey, south east London. It is located in an industrial area and railway lines so there is not much to see before the game. It was opened on the 4th of August 1993 and it has an all-seated capacity of 20,146. The Den was the first new stadium built for a professional football team in London since 1937. It is a classic four sided stadium and through the gap between two of the stands you can see trains departing South Bermondsey station. The stadium itself offers unobstructed views of the pitch. It is the closest stadium to the city, and boasts the loudest and most passionate fans in the capital of England.
Millwall vs. Reading
During my trip to London over the last weekend, I was finally able to attend a Millwall match at The Den. Millwall’s not the most famous of English football clubs, but the atmosphere at the stadium is unique.
Most likely more than any other British club, Millwall comes with stigma attached to it. During the 70s, Millwall fans became synonymous with English football hooliganism. Their favourite chant is ‘No one likes us, we don’t care’. The chant was a response to the sustained criticism of their behaviour by the press and the image of many Millwall fans as hooligans. However, Millwall is very much a family club, with support going back many generations.
Initially, I was a bit scared about going to the game, because of the reputation of Millwall fans. However, I was very excited about seeing this football club. I had no problems getting tickets to see Millwall. The ticket cost me only £26.
The time for the match came and the noise once the match started was absolutely stunning. I was sat in the Cold Blow Lane stand, and it was all unreserved seating. During the game the home fans were very well behaved, but full with passion and loud.
After the game I was left surprised at how smoothly the day had gone, the fans caused no issues.
How to Buy a Ticket for a Millwall Match?
Tickets for Millwall games can be bought online or at the ticket office at The Den, in advance as well as on the day of the match. Millwall have divided their home games in 3 categories. Ticket prices depend on the opponent, but expect to pay £23 to £32 for ticket.
Getting to The Den
Travelling by Train
Millwall Football Club is located in close proximity to National Rail station South Bermondsey, and it is only a few minutes walk from the ground. There are regular trains from London Bridge.
The closest underground station to The Den is Canada Water (Jubilee line), which is roughly 20 mins walk away.
Surrey Quays overground station is about 17 mins walk from the stadium.
Travelling by Bus
There are also different buses that pass close to the ground. The 21, 53 and 172 will get you to Old Kent Road, and the P12 to Ilderton Road. The 1 and 381 to Galleywall Road (10-minute walk from the stadium).
You can plan your journey at www.tfl.gov.uk.
Travelling by Car
The club has no car parking facilities for fans so getting to The Den by public transport is advisable.
Address: Zampa Road, London, SE16 3LN
A 2-0 win, was the icing on the cake, but what made this day truly memorable was the great atmosphere which persisted from start to finish. Would highly recommend for anyone looking to see a sample football as it used to be. It is guaranteed at the stadium. The Den is a must for real football fans, who put everything into supporting the team.