As we neared the home of the 2017 premier league winners, the notorious ‘Blues’, or Chelsea FC as many of you know them, we knew this stadium tour would not disappoint. Spotting the bright blue colours straight out of Fulham Broadway Tube Station, we rushed towards the stadium – even in the 33c heat!
The tour began at the museum entrance, before heading pitchside, where our tour guide told us about the origins of the team. We then headed to the press room to be grilled on our performance in the recent match! There was also an opportunity to have our picture taken and superimposed next to one of the team’s star players. Next stop was the away changing rooms, which were – understandably – not as nice as the home team’s – after all, every little helps when you’re playing these nail-biting matches!
Following this, we visited the luxurious home changing rooms, where there was a chance to sit underneath the players’ shirts and strike a pose with your favourites. Next, it was time to get in the match zone and get pumped! We queued up outside the players’ tunnel and walked through to the (imagined) cheers of the Stamford Bridge crowd. With the best view of the pitch, you could capture a great shot and sit in the players seats – the last stop before heading to the museum to check out Blue memorabilia from the team’s illustrious history. There was even a shoot out to test your striker skills!
Thank you to Chelsea Stadium tours for having us. We really enjoyed the tour and will look forward to seeing the new stadium next year!