If you enjoy the AppleTV show “Ted Lasso,” perhaps you have wondered where they actually shoot it. Well, here are the Ted Lasso filming locations.
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First, a tiny bit of history. Who and what is Ted Lasso?
This All Started With NBC’s Ted Lasso Tottenham Ads
When NBC got the contract for US broadcasts of the Premier League, they created two short and hilarious ads in which Lasso, an American football coach from Wichita State, comes over to coach Tottenham Hotspur. Like most people, when I heard those Ted Lasso Tottenham ads had been turned into an AppleTV series, I wondered how on earth that would happen.
The result has been a bit of a surprise hit. Ted Lasso is an ever-optimistic guy who sees and inspires the best in people, and it turns out that, while he doesn’t understand the offside rule, he’s a decent coach. Other characters and layers have been added, and for me the result is that “Ted Lasso” is … fine.
By the way, NBC still broadcasts the Premier League in the US, through their streaming Peacock service.
But where is Ted Lasso filmed?
Ted Lasso Filming Locations
Here’s the trailer that shows many of the Ted Lasso filming locations:
Ted’s fictional employers are AFC Richmond, and many scenes are filmed in the real-world Richmond, a town in Greater London. These include his apartment, Richmond Green (where he gets schooled by a young girl dribbling past him) and the Cricketers Pub, which shows up a few times:
Here it is on Google Maps:
AFC Richmond Training Ground
AFC Richmond’s training ground, seen here, is actually the home of Hayes and Yeading FC.
Hayes and Yeading, founded by the merger of Hayes FC and Yeading FC in 2007, are in the Southern League Premier Division South, at tier seven of the English football pyramid. (Here’s a guide to the leagues and cups of English soccer.) Their home ground, Beaconsfield Road, is conveniently next to West London Studios, where much of Ted Lasso is filmed. As you can see, this is all out by Heathrow Airport.
Ted Lasso and AFC Richmond’s Home Ground
Many fans of the Premier League will instantly recognize that the fictional Nelson Road, aka the “dog pound” because it’s the home of the AFC Richmond Greyhounds, is in fact Selhurst Park, home of the real-world Premier League club, Crystal Palace.
By the way, some of those action scenes, like the one above, actually use computer-generated crowd scenes. But at other times it’s the real Palace ground.
Selhurst Park is in South London, and is one of the more fun Premier League grounds to visit.
We at Groundhopper Soccer Guides actually sell ticket and hospitality packages for Crystal Palace.
When AFC Richmond Won at “Everton”
My favorite “get” of a Ted Lasso filming location was when the Greyhounds won a vital game away to Everton. Everton, of course, are in Liverpool and play their games at historic Goodison Park. Presumably shooting there was too expensive or something, so the makers of Ted Lasso stayed in London but needed a proper historic-looking ground.
What better choice, in that case, than Craven Cottage, home of Fulham FC of the Premier League, whose ground is shown here in Ted Lasso — still with the Fulham crest above the turnstiles!
In fact, on the right side of that screen you can see the cranes from the ongoing construction of a new Riverside Stand at the Cottage. Here are some shots of the same exterior before an actual Fulham game.