STAMFORD BRIDGE GREYHOUND STADIUM

This site is not an official website for the track shown here and is neither approved or endorsed by the stadium. I am indebted to Richard English for the scans of badges on this page.

The greyhound track in the Stamford Bridge area of London was situated at 0° 11' W 51° 28' N and first opened for business on 31st July 1937.

Stamford Bridge 1933RE.JPG (12002 bytes)Stamford Bridge 1935RE.JPG (24202 bytes)

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 It operated under NGRC rules, but finally closed its gates on 1st August 1968.
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Track Records, as of 1947, are shown below together with an indication of how fast the time is in comparison to other tracks, both for currently open and defunct tracks, in the UK. Ratings are between 0 and 100, where 100 is an extremely fast time and reflects the speed of the track, tightness of the circuit and quality of greyhound visiting the tracks. I am grateful to Tony Nash for providing the data.
SPRINTS (up to 385m) STANDARD (386-549m) DISTANCE (550-699m) EXTENDED (700-999m)
Stamford Bridge Track Records at a snapshot in time:-
STANDARD 500 yards Ballyhennessey Seal 27.64 secs Rating 40 20th May 1944
DISTANCE 700 yards Kampion Sailor 39.96 secs Rating 29 9th May 1946

This section gives a comprehensive picture of the badges produced by the track throughout the ages, but only provides the briefest of glimpses of its history. For those wishing to undertake further research we can recommend a visit to

http://astore.amazon.co.uk/wwwgreyhoundd-21 where further reading can be undertaken.

Stamford Bridge 1933RE.JPG (12002 bytes) Stamford Bridge 1935RE.JPG (24202 bytes) Stamford Bridge 1937RE.JPG (13655 bytes) Stamford Bridge 1943RE.JPG (19120 bytes)
Stamford Bridge 1944RE.JPG (28131 bytes) Stamford Bridge 1945RE.JPG (25565 bytes) Chelsea RC 1946.JPG (22006 bytes) Stamford Bridge 1946RE.JPG (24778 bytes)
Stamford Bridge 1947RE.JPG (27613 bytes) Stamford Bridge 1948RE.JPG (29632 bytes) Stamford Bridge 1949RE.JPG (14165 bytes) Stamford Bridge 1951RE.JPG (22373 bytes)

If you have rare Stamford Bridge badges and artefacts for sale then email johnslusar@fsmail.net