Withdean Stadium

at , Brighton , BN1 5JD United Kingdom

Withdean Stadium is an athletics stadium in Withdean, a suburb of Brighton. Between 1999 and 2011 it was the home ground of football team Brighton & Hove Albion F.C..Use by Brighton & Hove Albion F.C.The capacity of the ground was 8,850 people, all seated. The stadium was temporary home for Brighton whilst a new stadium was built in nearby Falmer. The club's former stadium, the Goldstone Ground, was sold for redevelopment in 1997 by the board of the time, none of whom any longer has any involvement with the club. This resulted in the team playing their home matches for two seasons at Gillingham's Priestfield Stadium, over 70mi from Brighton, before moving to Withdean Stadium. The only other local option for Albion had been to play at Sussex CCC's County Cricket Ground, Hove.Withdean Stadium was voted the fourth worst stadium in the UK by The Observer in 2004. The temporary nature of the stadium is obvious - the stadium is primarily used for athletics; there is a single permanent stand along the north side, while the other stands are assembled from scaffolding, some of which has also served as temporary seating at the British Open golf tournament. The largest is the South Stand, running the entire length of the pitch. The east end of the pitch contains two medium sized and one small stand. One of the larger stands here is designated as the family stand. The West Stand was the designated away stand. Changing and hospitality facilities are provided with portable cabins placed haphazardly around the site, and there is very limited on-site car parking.

Withdean Stadium

Brighton BN1 5JD
United Kingdom
Contact Phone
P: 01273 542100

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Withdean Stadium is Brighton based place and this enity listed in Event Venue category. BN1 5JD. Contact phone number of Withdean Stadium: 01273 542100