Posted by: Lee H | 20/04/2010

Falmer Stadium – Brighton

Falmer Stadium taking shape

Brighton and Hove Albion’s long awaited move to Falmer is looking all set to be completed on schedule for the start of the 2011/12 season.

The Seagulls have been without a permanent home since leaving the Goldstone Ground back in 1997, and after two season’s ground sharing with Gillingham, the club have played their home games at the unfashionable Withdean Stadium.

The Falmer project has taken many years to finally get off the ground, with neighbouring Lewes District Council objecting to a proposed park and ride bus facility at the stadium, which falls within their boundaries.

Once planning permission was finally obtained in 2008, the stadium’s opening was put back a further year due to new legislation and access problems. Ground was finally broken in April 2009, and the long wait for Brighton fans now looks to be coming to an end as the stadium begins to take shape.

The stadium itself will have a 22,500 all seated capacity and is costing around £60m to build.

Artists impression of Falmer Stadium

Editors View

Brighton fans can finally look forward to watching their team at a proper football stadium rather than the horrible Withdean, and its long overdue. Its a bit of a disgrace that Brighton have been without a permenant home for 14 years, largely due to planning permission issues. I’m glad the nightmare for their fans is finally over and look forward to visiting Falmer in the future – hopefully as a Premier League club – you never know.

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