Champion Hill


Champion Hill
Champion Hill
The Hill
Location East Dulwich, Greater London, England
Coordinates TQ330753
Opened 1931[1]
Renovated 1993
Owner King's College London[2]
Capacity 3,000 (500 seated)
Tenants
Fisher F.C.
Dulwich Hamlet F.C.
Millwall Lionesses L.F.C.

Champion Hill is a football stadium on the cusp of East Dulwich and Camberwell in South London, in the London Borough of Southwark.

It is the home ground of Dulwich Hamlet, and Fisher FC currently share the ground. 'The Hill' was formerly one of the largest amateur grounds in England, with attendances often reaching 20,000 and beyond. However, Dulwich Hamlet fell on hard times, so much of the land they owned was sold for development of a Sainsbury's supermarket. The subsequent stadium was previously the training pitch before the 1980s. During the 1948 Summer Olympics, (Old) Champion Hill hosted football matches.[3]

As well as being the home of Dulwich Hamlet, and Fisher, the ground is also used for other matches, including county cup ties, and county league matches. The ground is also now used by Millwall's ladies team, Millwall Lionesses L.F.C..

  • Capacity
3,000 (500 seated)
  • Attendance record (new stadium):
1,835 (v Southport, 1999)
  • Attendance Record (old stadium):
23,485 (1948 Summer Olympics, 1st round match)
  • Address:
Champion Hill Stadium,
Edgar Kail Way,
Dog Kennel Hill,
London, SE22 8BD

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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