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The Amex

Falmer Stadium, known for sponsorship purposes as the American Express Community Stadium, or colloquially as the Amex, is a football stadium in the village of Falmer, near Brighton and Hove, Sussex, that serves as the home of Brighton & Hove Albion FC.

Falmer Stadium hosted Premier League football for the first time in August 2017, following Albion's promotion at the end of the 2016–17 season. The stadium was designed to allow hosting for other sports and events.

Club Factfile

  • NAME: Brighton & Hove Albion
  • NICKNAME: The Seagulls, Albion
  • FOUNDED: 24th June 1901
  • TRADITIONAL COLOURS: Blue and white
  • LOCAL RIVALRY: Crystal Palace

Ground Factfile

  • CAPACITY: 30,750
  • RECORD ATTENDANCE: 30,634 (v Liverpool 2nd December 2017)
  • ADDRESS: Village Way, Brighton BN1 9BL
  • YEAR OPENED: July 2011
  • CONSTRUCTION COST: £93 million
  • PITCH SIZE: 114 x 75 yards


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Ground Information

13 years after Falmer was identified as a potential site for the new home of the Seagulls, the dream became reality as the Seagulls moved into the American Express Stadium in 2011. The stadium is a classy looking structure. You notice very quickly that the club have gone to great lengths to avoid designing a soulless bowl. The 3-tier main stand is very impressive and has a line of executive boxes across the second tier.

The north and south stands behind the goals are similar in that they are single tier affairs. The east stand has had a second tier added but the gradient remains very good making for an excellent view from all over the stadium.

Away fans

Away fans will be housed in the south east corner of the stadium where approximately 3,300 fans can be accommodated. The views from within these sections are fantastic and the leg room is ample as would be expected for a new build. One thing you may not expect but will find as a bonus is the padded seats!

Away pubs

In Brighton is best. Brighton for food and pre-game drinks and simply use the free travel from your match ticket to get the train closer to kick off.

Car Parks & Public transport

The Club are encouraging fans to use the Park & Ride services located at three different locations; Mill Road (BN1 8ZF), Brighton Racecourse (BN2 9XZ) and Mithras House at Brighton University (BN2 4AT). Another thing to remember is that included in your matchday ticket is a travel voucher which allows fans to ride the buses and trains throughout most of Sussex on a match day.

The most popular option being visiting fans going in to Brighton pre-match, and then get the train to the stadium. It's all very well organised now and plenty of fans who don't live close to a railway opt to park in outlying areas (Lewes, Haywards Heath, Shoreham, Worthing etc) and use the public transport to the ground.

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