Home of Dulwich Hamlet FC

Opened 1912

Capacity 3,000

Rating: 4.6

(354) Google Reviews

First visit to Dulwich Hamlet Football Club and will definitely be back. Don’t Buy the Sun adverts, nice beer and pitta gyros and standing applause for the knee - what’s not to like! The quality of the action on the pitch was surprisingly good much better than expected. As a premiere league match regular I enjoyed the more relaxed match day experience, friendly and fun.
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a year ago
19/3/22 Dulwich Hamlet 1-1 Slough Town. Adult £12 (prebooked online) Programme £2. Attendance 2705. My first ever visit to Champion Hill. Got to admit I didn’t really know what to expect. This club gets so many through the door it doesn’t feel like a non league game. The ground itself is pretty basic. It has one large grandstand on one side. This was pretty much full by 2:30 when we got there. Opposite is a small covered terrace area. Both ends behind the goals are open to the elements. There are small terraced steps behind the goals which give you a better view. If you stand at the sides then it is all flat, so bear in mind that with 2500+ fans you might not get the view you want. The food offering here is amazing and something that the club has got spot on. It’s not just chips and burgers. I have to admit that it did make me wonder if most of the Dulwich supporters come for the beer and food rather than the football. Their supporters are a credit to the club. They are very friendly and welcoming and some even joined in with our singing and drum playing. I would highly recommend a visit. I would say it would be easier to get there by using public transport. We drove yesterday and it took an hour and a half to do just 24 miles!! I did enjoy seeing some of the sights of London though!
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a year ago
I had a delightful day for my first visit to Champions Hill Stadium. Everyone was very friendly and the bovril was smashing. A 3-0 win by the home side made it a perfect day.
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a year ago
First visit to Dulwich. Lovely old ground. Good views from all sides. Friendly locals. Huge number of the 900+ fans in attendance were wearing Dulwich colours including a number of pet dogs.
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a year ago
A thoroughly enjoyable afternoon. It was lovely to see a family friendly and good natured crowd support a very popular local soccer team.
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a year ago
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History (from Wikipedia)

Dulwich Hamlet began playing at the ground in 1912. 'The Hill' was formerly one of the largest amateur grounds in England, with attendances often reaching 20,000 and beyond. The ground was used for football at the 1948 Summer Olympics, staging a game between Mexico and South Korea.[3]

When Dulwich Hamlet suffered financial problems, much of the land they owned was sold for development of a 
Sainsbury's supermarket. As a result, a new stadium was built on the site of the old Champion Hill stadium, and the Sainsburys supermarket was built on what had been the training pitch before the 1980s. The 'new' stadium was opened in 1992.

The ground was also used by 
Corinthian-Casuals from 1963 until 1968,[4] Fisher Athletic from 2004 until they folded in 2009, and then by the new Fisher club between their formation in 2009 and 2016 when they moved to their own ground on Salter Road.

It was listed by 
Southwark London Borough Council as an asset of community value in 2013.[5] The club's record attendance at the new ground of 3,104 was set by a National League South game against Bath City on 5 January 2019.[6]

In March 2018 Dulwich were forced to leave the ground by Meadow Residential, a property development company.
[7] They returned to the ground in December after groundsharing at Imperial Fields for several months.


The stadium has the covered Tommy Jover main stand along the north side of the pitch, a smaller covered terrace on the opposite side (known as the "Toilets Opposite" stand), and uncovered terraces behind both goals.

The main stand incorporates the changing rooms, clubhouse and other ancillary facilities.

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