Southend United Football Club is an English football club founded 19 May 1906 in the Blue Boar puband has been a member of the Football League since 1920. The club has spent most of its League career in the english lower divisions, with only seven seasons in the League's second tier (Division 2/Championship).The club is based at Roots Hall Stadium, Prittlewell, Southend-on-Sea, Essex, who play in Football League Two. Their home ground is Roots Hall, but the club plans to move to a new stadium at Fossetts Farm. Southend F.C. are known as "The Shrimpers", a reference to the area's maritime industry included as one of the quarterings on the club badge.