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Lowdown on Matchroom Stadium

31 July 2016

The Lowdown On Orient's Home Ground

BRISBANE ROAD has been home to the O's since 1937, when the club moved from their Lea Bridge stadium to take over from Leyton as residents of what was to eventually become the Matchroom Stadium. 

The O's have experienced many ups and downs over the course of those 70 years in E10, including a season in the top flight during the early 1960s, while the ground itself has evolved into the modern, all-seater venue of today. 

Brisbane Road can now boast some of the finest facilities in the Football League, as well as providing a 9,000-plus capacity for spectators. 

KEY INFO

Address: Leyton Orient FC, Matchroom Stadium, Leyton, London, E10 5NF (Click here for full contact details) 

Total capacity: 9,271 

Click here for match ticket information. 

There is space for 51 disabled spectators, each with a helper, spread between the East and West Stands. 

Visiting supporters will be located in the south wing of the East Stand. The number of seats available for away fans is 1,459. 

Please note that the West and South Stand Car Parks are for club officials and invited guests only. There is no car parking facility for fans except local street parking. 

BRISBANE ROAD TIMELINE

1937 - First O's match at Brisbane Road, 14,598 attend 1-1 draw with Cardiff City. 

1956 - O's promoted to Division Two, East Stand (still in use today) purchased from Mitcham Stadium to increase capacity. 

1960 - Floodlights installed at Brisbane Road, first match played under lights against Brighton & Hove Albion on August 31 1960. 

1964 - Record crowd of 34,345 attends FA Cup tie against West Ham United. 

1978 - West Stand terracing converted to seating. 

1999 - New South Stand opens 

2005 - New West Stand is completed, club offices move from East Stand to new structure 

2007 - North Family Stand opens 


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