Aerial shot of a pre-WWII Stamford Bridge
The caption reads ..
So great has become the popularity achieved by professional football that the marshalling of the enormous crowds that flock to watch their favourite teams in the Association game calls for expert organisation. The Chelsea Football Club ground at Stamford Bridge, London with it’s huge concrete terraces, it’s massive grandstand, and it’s well planned entrances and exits, shows what vast proportions catering for the football public has assumed. An immense number of club officials, police, and ambulance men are in attendance at the big matches to control the crowds, which sometimes number over 80,000.
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