Champion Hill

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This article is about the English sports facility. For the American Civil War battle, see Battle of Champion Hill
Champion Hill
The Hill
Location East Dulwich, Greater London, England
Coordinates TQ330753
Owner King's College London
Capacity 3,000 (500 seated)
Surface Grass
Construction
Opened 1912
Renovated 1992
Tenants
Fisher F.C.
Dulwich Hamlet F.C.
Millwall Lionesses L.F.C.

Champion Hill is a football stadium in East Dulwich in the London Borough of Southwark. It is the home ground of Dulwich Hamlet, with Fisher FC and Millwall Lionesses also currently sharing the ground.

History[edit]

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.[1]

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 what had been the training pitch before the 1980s, and was opened in 1992. The club's record attendance at the new ground is 3,000, set for an Isthmian League Premier Division game against Maidstone United on 18 April 2015.[2]

It is listed by Southwark London Borough Council as an asset of community value.[3]

Transport[edit]

The ground is close to East Dulwich and Denmark Hill stations.

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Coordinates: 51°27′40.43″N 0°05′02.62″W / 51.4612306°N 0.0840611°W / 51.4612306; -0.0840611