Leyton Orient play at Brisbane Road (now known as The Breyer Group Stadium for sponsorship purposes). Away fans are housed in the southern part of the Green Inc East Stand, accessible through Entrance D on a match day (at the right hand side of the photo below). There is capacity for just over 1,500 away supporters, including wheelchair-using fans and includes toilet and refreshment facilities. The East Stand dates back to 1956 and is the oldest still in use at the stadium, but it offers a very good view of the action. Matchday tickets (cheaper if bought in advance) are collected from the opposite side of the ground (the Justin Edinburgh Stand).
Leyton is an Anglo-Saxon name meaning ‘settlement on the River Lea’. The Orient part comes from the Orient Shipping Company (later bought by P&O), employer of some of the players in the club’s amateur days.
Orient’s crest is made up of two wyverns facing each other over a football. The wyvern is the symbol of the Thames, in mythology the defender of the Thames. The wyvern on the badge provided the inspiration for the club mascot Theo who got his name from a shortening of the club’s nickname, the O’s.
Orient greatest success was when they achieved promotion to the top tier in the 1962/63 season. They lasted just the one season. This is the club’s only taste of top flight football. They are one of only 6 clubs to have played in all 5 of the top tiers in English football.
In 2017 Orient were relegated to the National League which ended a 112 year stay in the Football League. This was a difficult time for the O’s. Under the ownership of Italian businessman, Francesco Becchetti, the club had been relegated twice in 3 seasons and had 11 different managers in that time.
Two years in the National League ended when Orient were promoted back to League 2 as National League champions in 2019. Their revival had much to do with their manager, former Spurs defender, Justin Edinburgh. Tragically, Edinburgh died suddenly and unexpectedly of a heart attack in June 2019. Since coming back into the EFL, Orient have managed a 17th and then an 11th place finish in League 2.
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