1. Charlton Athletic Football Club is a professional football club based in southeast London, England. The club was founded in 1905 and has played its home games at The Valley stadium since 1919.

2. Millwall and Crystal Palace are Charlton's main rivals all are based in south London.

3. The most league points in a season record is 101 this was achieved in League One (2011/12).

4. Charlton won the FA Cup in 1946/47 and were runners-up the year before in 1945/46.

5. Charlton's nickname is The Addicks and they play home games in red and white. These colours were chosen way back in 1905.

Home of Charlton Athletic FC

Opened 1919

Capacity 27,111

Rating: 4.3

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I quite enjoy the local history of this place. Walking down Ransom Walk to get to ground, must bring back horrors for some. Lovely ground to visit. A massive away end. Pity the local chippy is now closed.
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a month ago
My visit to The Valley, home of Charlton Athletic, was a delightful experience that allowed me to appreciate the club's history and the warm sense of community that surrounds this iconic football ground. The Valley exudes a classic charm that pays homage to its rich heritage. The exterior, adorned with Charlton's iconic red and white colors, immediately sets the stage for the passionate support that the club enjoys. It's not a stadium known for grandeur, but rather for its authenticity and the deep connection it has with its fans. Inside the stadium, the atmosphere is electric on match days, with Charlton's dedicated supporters creating an intimate and passionate environment. Even on a non-match day, you can sense the echoes of past cheers and the anticipation of future games. The stadium tour provided valuable insights into The Valley's history and the club's journey. Walking through the tunnel onto the pitch allowed me to imagine the excitement and adrenaline that players must feel on game day. The staff at The Valley were welcoming and eager to share stories about the club's history and its significance to the community. Their passion for Charlton Athletic was evident and added a personal touch to the visit. In conclusion, The Valley may not be the most extravagant or modern football stadium, but it encapsulates the heart and soul of Charlton Athletic. It's a place where tradition, passion, and community come together, creating a unique football experience. Whether you're a dedicated Charlton supporter or simply interested in football's cultural significance, The Valley is a venue that leaves a lasting impression.
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5 months ago
Avoid the back of the stand as the further you go back less of the goal you can see. Less than 10 minutes walk from station. Only 20 minutes into London Bridge.
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a week ago
Really like The Valley. Transport to it q easy, decent away stand at the Jimmy Seed stand, although legroom is a little tight. You can still see a little of the original of the main terrace at the bottom of what used to be Britain's biggest single terrace, apparently. Good, old fashioned dugouts as well, that are actually dug out!!!
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5 months ago
Always love to attend a match. What a great place, amazing people, always friendly, making others feel welcome and comfortable. Stadium is very nice, good access. Excellent hospitality.10/10
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3 months ago
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History (from Wikipedia)

In Charlton's early years, the club had a nomadic existence using several different grounds between its formation in 1905 and the beginning of World War I in 1914. The ground dates from 1919, at a time when Charlton were moderately successful and looking for a new home. The club found an abandoned sand and chalk pit in Charlton, but did not have sufficient funds to fully develop the site. An army of volunteer Charlton supporters dug out a flat area for the pitch at the bottom of the chalk pit and used the excavated material to build up makeshift stands. The ground's name most likely comes from its original valley-like appearance. The club played its first game at the ground before any seats, or even terraces, were installed; there was simply a roped-off pitch with the crowd standing or sitting on the adjoining earthworks. The unique circumstances of the ground's initial construction led to an unusually intense bond between the club's supporters and the site that exists to this day. In the 1923–24 season, Charlton played at The Mount stadium in Catford but in a much more highly populated area. A proposed merger with Catford South End FC fell through and thus Charlton moved back to the Valley.

In 1967, Len Silver the promoter at Hackney made an application to open Charlton as a British League speedway club, and plans were put forward to construct a track around the perimeter of the football pitch. The application to include speedway at the Valley was enthusiastically supported initially, but was eventually ruled out on the grounds of noise nuisance.

For many years, the Valley was one of the largest 
Football League grounds in Britain, although its highest maximum capacity of 75,000 was only half the capacity of Glasgow's Hampden Park.[1] However, Charlton's long absence from the top level of English football prevented much-needed renovation, as funds dried up and attendances fell. Charlton were relegated from the First Division in 1957 and did not return until 1986, and in 1972 were relegated to the Third Division for the first time in the postwar era.

Eventually, the club's debts led to it almost going out of business in the early 1980s. A consortium of supporters successfully acquired the club in 1984, but the Valley remained under the ownership of the club's former owner. However, the club was unable to finance the improvements needed to make the Valley meet new safety requirements. Shortly after the start of the 1985-86 season, Charlton left the Valley, entering into an agreement with 
Crystal Palace to share the latter's Selhurst Park facilities, the first official groundsharing arrangement in the Football League in 36 years. In 1988, the ownership of the club and the Valley was again united, and in a "grass roots" effort that harkened back to the ground's initial construction, thousands of supporters volunteered to clean the ground, eventually burning the debris in a huge bonfire on the pitch. By this time, however, the large terraces were no longer seen as desirable or safe. Charlton Athletic supporters then proposed to completely rebuild the stadium in order for Charlton to return there at the beginning of the 1990s. However, the Greenwich Borough Council overwhelmingly turned down plans to renovate the ground. Club supporters formed their own local political party, the Valley Party, in response to the council's decision. The party ran candidates for all but two Greenwich Council seats, sparing the two councillors who had approved the new stadium plans. The party won almost 15,000 votes in the 1990 local elections,[1] successfully pressuring the council to approve the plans for the new stadium.

In 1991, construction began on the new Valley, and the club moved from Selhurst Park to 
West Ham's Upton Park. It was originally hoped that the club would return to the stadium before Christmas that year, but the re-opening of the stadium faced a series of delays before finally opening in December 1992. Since then, the ground itself has undergone some remarkable changes. The north, east and west sides of the ground have almost been completely rebuilt, giving the ground a capacity of over 27,000 by December 2001, when Charlton were in the second season of stay in the FA Premier League which would last for seven seasons. The club have ambitions to extend the ground's capacity to over 40,000 by expanding the east side and completely rebuilding the south side,[2] but it remains uncertain if or when the plans will be implemented after the club's relegation from the Premier League in 2007 and from the Championship two years later.

In 2004 the 
Unity Cup was held at the Valley with Nigeria winning the competition.

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The Greenwich Union.

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