Imperial Fields

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Imperial Fields
Imperial Fields - geograph.org.uk - 2434693.jpg
Main stand
LocationBishopsford Road, Mitcham, Greater London
Coordinates51°23′35.63″N 0°10′20.57″W / 51.3932306°N 0.1723806°W / 51.3932306; -0.1723806Coordinates: 51°23′35.63″N 0°10′20.57″W / 51.3932306°N 0.1723806°W / 51.3932306; -0.1723806
Capacity3,500 (612 seated)
Opened2002
Tenants
Tooting & Mitcham United F.C. (2002–)
Chelsea L.F.C. (2011)
Dulwich Hamlet F.C. (2018–)
Tooting Bec
Merton and Morden RFC

Imperial Fields is a football stadium in Mitcham, south London that is home to Tooting & Mitcham United F.C. and formerly Chelsea L.F.C.. The stadium opened in 2002 and has a total capacity of 3,500 (612 seated).

Men's football[edit]

Tooting & Mitcham United moved in 2002 from an all-wooden facility at Sandy Lane in Tooting, which had been declared a fire hazard.[1]

In the 2017-18 season, Dulwich Hamlet groundshared at the ground after disagreements with the owner of their Champion Hill ground.

The record attendance for Imperial Fields was set by Dulwich Hamlet in their Isthmian Premier Division play-off final win against Hendon with an attendance of 3,321 on 7 May 2018.[2] Tooting & Mitcham's record attendance at the stadium was set on 16 April 2005 in a 1–1 draw with AFC Wimbledon, which saw an attendance of 2,637.[3]

Women's football[edit]

The stadium hosted the first ever game of the FA WSL on Wednesday 13 April 2011. Arsenal beat Chelsea 1–0 with a goal from Gilly Flaherty.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ David Bauckham. "Tooting & Mitcham United FC". Pyramidpassion.co.uk. Retrieved 16 June 2011.
  2. ^ "Dulwich Hamlet 1-1 Hendon". Football Web Pages. 7 May 2018. Retrieved 7 May 2018.
  3. ^ "Tooting& Mitcham United". AFC Wimbledon. Retrieved 7 May 2018.
  4. ^ "Arsenal beat Chelsea in FA WSL opener". The FA. 13 April 2011. Retrieved 16 June 2011.

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