BRIGHTON & HOVE ALBION
Amex Stadium (capacity 30,600)
Brighton & Hove Albion moved into the Amex Stadium in 2011, after a period of temporary homes having left the Goldstone Ground in 1997. Firstly ground sharing with Gillingham, and then temporarily at the Withdean Stadium, which ultimately lacked the facilities for league football.
The stadium adds a spectacular sight to the Sussex landscape, and looks even more impressive on the inside. As you can imagine from a modern stadium, the facilities are very good and the padded seats and extra leg room goes down well with both home and away fans.
Away fans visiting the Amex Stadium are located in both the South Stand. The typical allocation for away fans is around 3,000 tickets.
There is no parking for away fans at the stadium itself, and there is a large no parking zone which is enforced around the stadium on matchday. There are however, Park & Ride schemes which fans are encouraged to use, as well as a couple of other parking options.
We’ve compiled a list of car parks, below, near to the Amex Stadium for hassle free parking while you’re at the match.
|Car Park||Sat Nav||Cost||Distance to Ground||Description|
|Car Park B (formerly know as the Bridge Car Park)||BN1 9BP||£15||0.9km||The club recommends Car Park B (formerly known as The Bridge Car Park) for visiting fans to park. It’s £15 to park which is relatively expensive, but it’s a secure car park and is just a 10 minute walk to the stadium.|
|Mill Road Park & Ride||BN1 8ZF||Free||6.6km||The Mill Road Park & Ride is probably the easiest for away fans to locate, though it’s the busiest. The cost of the Park & Ride is covered in the price of your matchday ticket so make sure you have that ready to show when asked.|
|Brighton Racecourse Park & Ride||BN2 9XZ||Free||6.4km||The Brighton Racecourse Park & Ride is slightly quieter than Mill Road, and again the cost is covered in the price of your matchday ticket.|
|Brighton University Park & Ride||BN2 4AT||Free||4.4km||The Brighton University Park & Ride is slightly quieter than Mill Road, and again the cost is covered in the price of your matchday ticket.|
|Lewes Railway Station||BN7 2UP||£6.10||7.7km||An alternative is to park at Lewes Railway Station, where there are about 200 spaces, and then get the train to Falmer. The train journey takes just over 5 minutes and the cost is covered by your match day ticket.|
The closest railway station to the Amex Stadium is Falmer which is situated right outside the stadium so shouldn’t take more than a couple of minutes to walk. Falmer is served by trains from London Victoria, changing at Brighton, from which four trains run every hour in this direction.
The queue for the train from Brighton to Falmer can on occasions lead to a long wait so the other option is to take the number 23 to the stadium, or the number 25 if you’re doing the return journey after the match. The cost of the bus is covered in the price of your matchday ticket, which is a great initiative from the club. Make sure to check what parts of your journey are covered by this scheme.
Find train times and book your tickets for the best available prices by clicking through to the trainline website below:
There are a number of away friendly pubs near the Amex Stadium, all of which cater to different needs. Please note, however, that some bars require club colours to be covered and some do not allow children.
However, rather than take our word for it, we want to give you the view from other away fans who have visited the Amex Stadium.
Over the coming months we will be building up fans reviews of the best places to drink on an away trip to Brighton & Hove Albion, and you’ll be able to find them here.
In the meantime, we’ve included a map below with all the best away pubs highlighted for you.
Telephone: 01273 281 009
The Bevy is the only community owned pub on an estate in the country but it is much more than just a pub. As well as pulling pints and serving food, they run various clubs. You name it, it probably happens at The Bevy. They don’t show the football on the TV but they have a darts board, bar billiards, table tennis and a big pub garden. They serve ales from local breweries like Harveys, Loud Shirt and Holler for £3.80 a pint. They welcome children, dogs and friendly away fans who enjoy a chat with the locals about football.
Just a couple of miles from the ground, The Bevy run a minibus service to and from every home game. The bus costs just £1 per person but away fans do need to call beforehand to let them know you’re coming.
The New Oak
Telephone: 01273 551251 / 07907494141
The New Oak is a large pub located just 7 minutes drive from Brighton & Hove Albion’s Amex Stadium. The pub has a dedicated bar for away fans, recommended by Sussex police holding up to 150 people, serving a great selection of beer, cider and real ales from £3.90 a pint, along with a great Pan Asian food menu. You can see the menu here.
It is ideally placed being 2 minutes from the A27 and A23 and boasts a large car park and free off street parking for coaches if required. The bar has full Sky and BT Sports shown on a large cinema screen and flat screen TV. The New Oak can also provide food or drink packages to speed things up when you arrive, just call in advance for details.
See what other away fans think of Brighton & Hove Albion’s Amex Stadium in our ‘Away Day Reviews’.
If you’ve already been, then you can share your experience with us by writing your own review.
See how Brighton & Hove Albion perform in our away day rankings, where away fans rate the pie, pint, cuppa and away day overall.
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