Club Profile

Leyton Orient

This ​​East London club, which is probably bigger than you think, hits a real sweet spot with a community feeling at a Football League club in the capital.

LOCATION: Leyton, a district in the eastern part of Greater London, on the Central Line less than 20 minutes out from the center

CONTACT: leytonorient.com, 0208 926 1111, #LOFC

NICKNAMES: The O’s or Orient

History

As with so many football clubs in England, this one started within a cricket club. That was in 1881, and many of the founders were students at what is now called Homerton College; the club and college still play a friendly every season. They had some different names and locations, finally settling in Leyton and as Orient in the 1930s. Through all…

Rivalries

Southend United, some 45 miles east on the coast, is a main rival but they are not in the same league this season. Dagenham and Redbridge, somewhat closer, are also considered rivals in the East London derby, but they are below Orient in the National

Women's Team

Leyton Orient WFC play in the Greater London Women’s Football League at tier 9. Home games are usually at Whitbreads Sports Ground, located in Woodford, but sometimes at the club’s home ground in

Songs

None that we noticed on our

Stadium

Brisbane Road was essentially rebuilt starting in the 1990s, after the Taylor report required many safety upgrades in the wake of the Hillsborough disaster. That was accomplished by 2006, with some of the money raised by selling the corners of the property for residential flats. This leads to a rather unique situation in English football: some of…

Going to a Game at Leyton Orient

GETTING THERE: Couldn’t be easier: Take the Central Line to Leyton, and when you come out of the station, turn right and cross the A12 highway. After a few minutes, cut left through Coronation Gardens, say hello to Laurie Cunningham, and you’re there. PUBS: When you come out of the station, instead of going right for the ground, go left about…

Leyton Orient Tickets

The most recent prices we saw for adult tickets were from £18 to £25.

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