As a football fan, one of my aims is to visit the stadiums of all 92 league teams in England and Wales. So whilst in London on 23rd May 2015, visiting primarily for Paul McCcartney’s concert at the O2 Arena that evening, I couldn’t resist the opportunity to pay a visit to nearby ‘The Den’, home of Millwall FC.
Previously called ‘The New Den’, the stadium has been home to Millwall since 1993, replacing their previous home of 83 years – ‘The Old Den’, which was located less than a quarter of a mile away. It is the sixth ground the Lions have played football at since their formation in 1885.
It has been a disappointing season for Millwall. who were relegated from the Championship alongside Wigan Athletic and Blackpool. This means the Lions will return to League 1 next season for the first since since the 2009-10, ending a five season stint in the second tier.