Amex Stadium Brighton And Hove Albion
There is a large car park at Falmer, although this is limited to 6,800 spaces which is reduced to 2,500 for certain matches. You can park for free on adjacent roads. Parking in the local area: Brighton and Hove Borough Council operate a resident’s parking scheme in Sussex Square and some roads north of the Amex. There are many pay & display parking areas close to the stadium at the BHASVIC (BHASVIC Road), Woodland Road just south of the stadium and on Goldstone Villas near Brighton Racecourse.
If you're an away fan (more than likely) then you can get to the stadium by bus from the following points; Brighton Railway Station (services 19 and X4) via Churchill Square and London Road, more about plumbing with Brighton and Hove Life (brightonandhovelife.co.uk). From Lewes via Whitehawk Hill and the A259 (service 55). From Caterham one of four services; Hove Station, The Graham Church via A270, Crawley Road via A23 and Worthing station via A23. (If you're not familiar with this area please click on my map below!).
You may be surprised to find that Car Park B at Falmer Stadium and The Sevens is the nearest car park to the action. It’s usually where Brighton games sell out so it’s important to get there early so you don’t miss any of the action. If you’re sourcing from outside Brighton then just make sure you leave with enough time to beat the traffic and congestion. There is pre match parking in Carden Avenue, near to the Amex and free for Brighton & Hove Bus Company employees (check website).
The alternative is Mapleton Crescent, which has spaces available to non B&HBC employees at this location, but will cost you 2. 20 per hour. Both Car Parks are off A259 Upper Lewes Road. I visited with some family for a New Year's Day game. We were allocated our parking and a map from one of the staff at Brighton train station and the walk to the Amex Stadium was around 10 minutes. It cost us £10 in each car, but it was worth it to get in without any problems and see such an exciting match.
Brighton & Hove Albion v Gillingham
This looked like a decent cup tie. Unlike Gillingham we haven't got the scenic Medway Valley plied with docks, palatial country mansion-sized houses and big fat pensioners waiting to leave their spoils to their well fed yappy dogs but St Andrews is a bit different from your typical Lower League Ground. The view whenever I was there before was good too, looking down on the pitch from one side of the ground where it isn't spent by rows of seats didn't look bad at all.
In a general sense we were looking for a change of pace from the usual stalwarts in League One and this seemed like just what we needed. I was really looking forward to going to the Amex for the Gillingham match. I hadn't been since they were at Withdean, and needless to say I hadn't been to any Albion home game since the move. The new stadium looks absolutely fantastic in real life (I hadn't fully appreciated it from pictures) and it's a pleasure to have such an impressive stadium in Brighton again after so many years of the old Goldstone Ground (which, while a great, atmospheric ground, no longer exists).
It was the first visit to The American Express Community Stadium for me in my role as Chief Football Writer at The Argus. It is my third year on the paper but I have officially become a football journalist just over one year ago. Being a Gillingham fan who grew up in Sussex (south of Brighton), I was looking forward to going to away games, as I knew there was going to be two League grounds on my doorstep that I would go and watch for the first time this season.
I was excited about this tie mainly because Gillingham would have a good chance of getting a result against Albion. They also have one of my favourite away grounds in this league, Priestfield, which is in a lovely location and has some great views. The facilities are generally pretty good at Plymouth's home ground as well so I thought it would be a fun night out, looking forward to seeing how we'd started rebuilding since our relegation.
A free match on a Tuesday evening; no way could I pass this one up. A long walk from Barrington Road to Withdean (almost as far as the away fans had to walk when visiting with Gillingham) but with a reasonably cheap train journey from my Looe-based home, and a nice night for it, off we g. I hate Gillingham. They are not from our part of the world and they keep teasing us by being ever so slightly better than us for two seasons running and then having a dismal season themselves.
Brighton & Hove Albion v Leeds United
A good friend of mine is a big Brighton fan and for years we've been planning a trip down to the south coast to watch them play Leeds at home. Part of the reason for this trip was that my brother is leaving Brighton & Hove Albion FC after five years (and as a player and administrator) to run his own business. This has left me without a match buddy when going to Brighton therefore the timing of this visit was perfect.
My friend Matt was very keen to experience a Leeds away day, he'd not been before but I'd promised him it would be an awesome experience and I don't call it 'Pickles Outing's'for nothing! 2. How easy was your journey/finding the ground/car parking?. I was very disappointed to have missed the last away tie against Brighton, so I was looking forward to making up for that. The reason I’m a Leeds United fan is because my late grandfather supported them as a boy and then passed his support on to his son and so on.
My grandfather supported them back before they were in the old Second Division, back when they were a proud club of stand-alone! He would tell me tales of how they played in the old second division when he was a boy. But sadly he died before i became a true supporter of LUFC (i am now). But still LUFC are the team i adore the most and that is thanks to my grandda.
I was looking forward to going to my first away trip of the season. Living in east London I'm a little closer to Anfield and Loftus Road than Elland Road, but this game made sense - Albion got smashed by Palace at home the previous week and lost their first three games of the season before lying fifth from bottom after ten matches. Leeds were, after an opening day win over highly fancied Nottingham Forest, then totally inconsistent for four games following the sacking of Simon Grayson and under new manager Neil Redfearn had won one, drawn two and lost two in five Championship games prior to our visit.
This was a proper away day for me & my brother. I took the Thursday off work and we stayed over in Brighton before the game. We ended up in the best of the Brighton hotels - The Churchill. It was absolutely spotless clean and the staff were very professional and friendly. Good selection of free breakfast buffet items too! Beforehand, we went out into Brighton for some fish & chips. Unfortunately, it was pretty poor (the fish that is - there's not much choice in Brighton).
It was the first time I have ever been to the Amex Stadium, I had never seen Brighton play before but after two seasons in League 1 they were back in the Championship so it was a great opportunity to see them in their new home. I wasn't old enough when Leeds played at the Withdean stadium so this would be my first visit to a game there. We'd never been to the Amex Stadium before and so we were looking forward to checking out a new ground.
Brighton & Hove Albion v Nottingham Forest
I had never been to The American Express Community Stadium, or Falmer as it was known. My first game at the ground wasn’t until December 27th when I went to watch the mighty Reds get relegated. Even with that not being a great memory, I was really looking forward to going back to the ground with my dad and probably watching Forest win for the first time in over a year. Well following my Fulham away fiasco last week, I was keen to get back on the horse and do something about the abject humiliation the four of us (me, Tim Waggot , Chantelle & Dad) suffered on that day.
You can read about this here: brightonandhovelife.co.uk –a–new–chapter–fulham–v -nottingham–forest . I'd not been to the Amex before, but I was told it was a very pleasant ground to visit. Also, having returned to The City Ground in good time for our record win against Millwall, I was hoping that today would see us kick-start another run of wins. 2. How easy was your journey/finding the ground/car parking?. I'd never been to the Amex before so that was the main attraction for me.
It's a nice little stadium, especially when you compare it to our club's previous ground, the City Ground, so I expected to enjoy my experience. 2. How easy was your journey/finding the ground/car parking?. A long week at work resulted in a great sense of anticipation building to Forest's visit to the Amex. It was my first ever game against Brighton, and so I was looking forward to witnessing Chris Cohen, Nathan Tyson and former favourite DJ Campbell in action once again.
I was looking forward to another away trip with the lads. I've already been to the City Ground this season and enjoyed a win there, so thought it'd be great to travel up there again on New Years Day and get another 3 points. 2. How easy was your journey/finding the ground/car parking?. Brighton have been very good at home to poor teams recently so I thought we would smash them. e. without share capital).
Brighton & Hove Albion v Millwall
Crawley is on the way, and so naturally I hold anything that is even slightly positive about Millwall in very high regard. Millwall are always worth a trip to see, whether it be a good result or a bad one I’ve rarely been disappointed by a visit to New Den. Add to this that Brighton v L. O. S was an interesting tie up and it was hard not to be tempted. I watched Brighton v Millwall at the Withdean Stadium last season and I thought it was an interesting game to go to.
I had never been to the ground before and so it was a chance to see something new. Also I was hoping for a piece of history as Brighton were looking to gain promotion in the play-off final against Portsmouth. I had been waiting for this game all season and I was really excited to see Brighton. I had heard we would play in front of about 15,000 which we usually did in the Championship.
We have played them twice before, last season at home which we lost 2-1 and away which we won 3-0. I love going to matches at The Amex (Brighton & Hove Albion’s new home) as it is an outstanding stadium. It's a pity we didn't win there last season as the atmosphere was electric. I'm also fortunate that it's just a ten minute walk from my house so I don't have far to go. I thought it would be a good derby, the only time these two come together in the league.
I'd seen Millwall beat them in the cup quite recently and that was a feisty old game and it looked to be pretty similar. It just looked like it would be an entertaining evening. Championship football is always a great night out for us. By this time last year we were still in the Premier League, so not only am I looking forward to the game, but i'm also looking forward to rubbing it in Southampton fans faces that they're not!.
Brighton & Hove Albion v Reading
When I first contacted the club about a ticket allocation they said they would sort it out and get back to me. There was however no return call or email. It was at this point that I realised I would not be receiving a ticket, so I set my sights on finding a Reading FC fan with season tickets(there are hardly any). Luckily for me I was able to find one, who thankfully said he could get two spare tickets for match day.
I was looking forward to it (Brighton) because I had heard good things about the stadium. Situated right on the beach and offering a stunning view was something I wanted to experience. I read a couple of reviews saying the atmosphere was an epic fail due to the football not living up to expectations. This wasn't a concern for me as there is still plenty of other things going on at the ground and outside (and inside).
I’ve been to Doncaster once before, when I went for a day out at the races. But I’d never been to a football match. My uncle had travelled in by train and was going to meet us at the station as he'd already bought tickets. We set off from Reading at about 9am and arrived in Brighton just after 11am. Uncle and Derek (friend of the family) were already there, so we got on a bus to take us to the ground.
I had been looking forward to this away match all week, and had originally planned to spend the full Saturday at Brighton, relaxing by the beach etc but in the end decided against it due to the freezing cold weather. Once I arrived I headed to a pub called "The Ship" which is a traditional old fashioned seaside pub, located on Preston road. I was expecting a lot of Brighton fans to travel to this match.
Brighton & Hove Albion v Middlesbrough
I was looking forward to going to the ground for a few reasons. Firstly, it was an away game and secondly I was yet to watch the club play at home. Thirdly, my mate ( @ross_littler ) had never been to the amex and I thought it might be fun when you go to a new ground with friends. It’s probably not wise to mix friends and football but we’ve been going together since the introduction of Wrightington Hospital A&E.
I had never been to the Amex before, and I was really looking forward to seeing a ground for the first time which wasn’t a “proper” football ground. I’d read that it was like being nearer to the fans and I thought that would be really interesting from the perspective of experiencing two sets of fans right next to each other. 2. How easy was your journey/finding the ground/car parking?. It's been a while since I went to see Albion.
Going to the Riverside last season was great and I wanted to go again. This season I've gone a couple of times already but it got to the end of October and I had yet to go back, so it needed to be fixed. It doesn't help when every game is televised on one of Sky's numerous channels either. This was the first time I've seen Middlesbrough play since they won promotion to the Premier League.
Living on the south coast it seems I don't get as many opportunities to see the away team and this game promised to be a good one. Both teams were in impressive form coming into this match and sitting 2nd and 3rd in the Championship. Going to a match is always an enjoyable experience, whether you're going with friends or family as part of your christmas socialising or to watch your team play. I'm quite a fan of Brighton's home ground the American Express Community Stadium (formerly Withdean.
. ). I was looking forward to going to the ground for the first time in my life. My dad had been to a few games there, and I have family in Brighton, so it seemed like I should go down sometime. I was very interested to see all the new away kits, as it had been released at the end of last season, so I wanted to get a look at them in the flesh.
Brighton & Hove Albion v Huddersfield Town
This was the first year that I had the opportunity to go on a Christmas away day, and the perfect choice of club was Brighton & Hove Albion. They are a club that is relatively quiet due to their geographical location, but with a great following in Sussex. The fact that this game was at home in front of nearly 30,000 people (the highest attendance in the league) shows how big a club they can be if they are promoted next season.
The weather was absolutely horrendous, and it rained solidly for all of approximately one hour before drying up slightly before kick off. It was freezing cold, there were an awful lot of Huddersfield Town fans there (as Brighton had sold out their allocation). But I loved every second of. I had been looking forward to this since the fixtures were announced. I first took in a game at Withdean in October of 1993 when my brother and I went to see England beat Poland 4-0 as they sought qualification for the 1994 World Cup.
The old stadium was to be replaced with a modern, state of the art ground close to where we lived, so it only seemed natural that we go and take a look. This was my first game at the Amex and I was excited after reading the reviews and seeing that it was one of the most impressive stadiums in the Championship. We had sent on our son to buy us the tickets as we couldn't find any for sale in Seetickets, a great idea for a Christmas present to go with his new Albion scarf! 2.
How easy was your journey/finding the ground/car parking?. Going to my first away match of the season when we were top of the league at the stage and I was even more optimistic that we could dethrone Reading after beating them in the League Cup last night. 2. How easy was your journey/finding the ground/car parking?. I've never been to the Amex so I was looking forward to finding out what it's like on the other side of the county.
Brighton & Hove Albion v Ipswich Town
I went to the Brighton v Ipswich game for three reasons, well five if you include the away end ticket cost, as I was looking forward to a nice day out and I had plenty of bitter old Forest fans to abuse. The second reason was that I miss going to games and having a bit of banter with fellow football supporters, no matter whether they are wearing red or blue shirts. The third reason I went was that we (Ipswich) haven't had much luck on our travels this season so we were underdogs in this game, everyone could see that 1st division side Brighton have got it covered.
I've made a number of trips to this ground over the years both as a young supporter and an away fan. Old Gold is one of those grounds that never changes, it's stuck in a time warp with the soon to be replaced North Stand being largely unchanged for decades. I'll also remember going there when we played Leyton Orient in the League Cup in 2000 with us winning 5-2, probably Tony's finest hour as Ipswich manager.
Ipswich Town are giving away 850 free tickets to this game and although I'm only 6 miles away it would have been a lot easier to just stay at home to watch it on TV. I'm going anyway as it's impossible for me to pass up the opportunity of having a free day out, plus this should also give me the chance of seeing my beloved Ipswich play a team in the middle of a relegation battle.
My father and I are Ipswich Town Season ticket holders. I was looking forward to going to the game in the hope we would win after losing our last two games against Middlesbrough and Portsmouth. Brighton are a side that we struggle against. Brighton is not too far from where I live and was easy to get to from the train station. I was looking forward to an away trip to Brighton, back just after my birthday.
On paper, it was a huge game: Brighton top of the league and 11 points clear of 7th placed Ipswich, at home. I was particularly looking forward to setting foot at a ground in Sussex which, with me living in London, is very rare. I’ve not actually been to Brighton before, I’ve only ever watched Ipswich play there in the FA Cup, so I was looking forward to finally getting to visit the place. The Albion are in a good run of form (as are we) and I also fancied an evening in Brighton after a trip up to Leicester in midweek.
Brighton & Hove Albion v Fulham
I've barely made it into the 30s when it comes to attending football matches, so after three leagues away from home this was a big occasion. My overriding feeling was fear - last season the Albion beat us twice, and we'd been beaten by them at Craven Cottage too, not forgetting a 6-0 friendly win at The Amex. Fears aside, I thought it was going to be a very different Fulham side that took to the pitch, having given us some timely reminders of our mortality – and indeed the frailties of Norwich and Hull – earlier in the season.
We also did well there in pre-season, so I had high hopes for our chances of getting something out of the game. As a Fulham fan growing up, I always wanted to visit the Football League CUp final at Wembley. I was finally able to visit the stadium and experience the atmosphere last year for the semi-final tie against Blackpool. Being a Brighton fan, we were not expecting too much from the game having watched their poor start to the season.
Having won away at Charlton on Sunday, it was my first Cup game in over two years and first BHA v Fulham fixture for nearly 20 years so I was really looking forward to it. My Dad, myself and my uncle all took the train down to watch Fulham – actually our first trip to Brighton for any game of football. We’d heard good things about The Amex from a work colleague whose son has season tickets, and that was there any easy choice.
I was happy enough to start with as we were expecting a reasonable performance from our boys and would have probably been quite happy with a point. I was looking forward to going to the Amex again, after having attended the cup game against Ipswich and the following derby game against Brighton in the league. It’s always nice to see a posh ground and given it had been described as a fortress I was ready for another great game.
I was looking forward to going because this game meant a chance of going up, even just the very slim chance. Also, my Dad and I have not been to Brighton since 1981 when they beat us 2-1 in the old first division, so it also meant a trip down memory lane. Given that this was my first trip to the Amex, the excitement levels reached new, un-articulated heights. Despite being a fickle fan, it had taken me 37 years to have my first chance of sampling the pleasures of watching a game at this particular ground.
Brighton & Hove Albion v Brentford
I haven’t been to a football match for two and a half years, but when I found out that our U18s would be playing Brighton U21s on the same day as the FA Cup match between Albion and Brentford, I knew The Amex Stadium could well be my destination for the day. It seemed like fate after previously having it in mind to start going to games again using my disabled concessionary tickets this season.
It’s the closest Championship ground to me and is a nice easy day out. I had been once before to watch Brentford under freedom of the borough. I knew then that we’d win promotion and we did! It’s such a friendly club with great hospitality. Love the fact that they sponsor the youth team so a large percentage of their fans are Griffinites, common sense really. I was looking forward to going to the match because I have heard that there's a group of Brentford supporters who regularly get together at matches.
I hoped they might be going to this match, and with 40 minutes to go, a message from George popped up on my phone saying that we were meeting at the Copthorne Hotel. I was really looking forward to going to the Amex Stadium and seeing how it compares with Griffin Park. I also wanted to see if Brighton's side would be strong enough to compete in the Championship and whether they would stand a chance of coming straight back up.
Looking forward to this one, knowing how well Brentford were playing and the likely hood they’d be top of the league at this point. We’d been on a small losing run so it was time to bounce back. 2. How easy was your journey/finding the ground/car parking?. I had never been to Bloomfield Road before, though I'd wanted to go for many years. I was looking forward most to a full away end (we've not had one for five games now), and the prospect of soaking up the atmosphere in the stadium.
Brighton & Hove Albionv Nottingham Forest
Always good to go to The Amex, and Forest playing there is no exception. I have been to this ground twice now for games against Brighton this season. On both occasions, I was relatively well positioned, but not near the players or near the Forest fans. My last visit was at the start of 2014/15 and we dominated for long periods and lost 3-1, a result that spelt the beginning of their decent league form.
I wanted to go for this game to see if they could stand up to the home pressure and continue with our league form. I was looking forward to the trip because it was my first visit to the Amex with a view to watching us get promoted. I must admit that I thought it would be filled with Nottingham Forest fans who had bought tickets on promotion - I told my brother in no uncertain terms that it would be like setting foot in a Forest home game.
Tickets were not cheap, even in advance, and there was an air of expectation around the club that we could finally gain promotion. I had been away from England for a couple of years and really didn't know much about football here. A few friends made it clear that Brighton was a beautiful place to visit, and because it's "the closest Championship game in the world", they said I'd really enjoy it. I've not been to the Amex since an away FA Cup game against Brighton in January 2011 (which we won, 1-0).
Since then I've heard good things about the stadium and the atmosphere so was looking forward to going. I was looking forward to going to the ground, as usually isn’t the case with visiting teams- but that’s another story. 2. How easy was your journey/finding the ground/car parking?. I wasn’t. We have become a fair way down the Championship now, and to be honest, Brighton could be anywhere from 7th to 18th in the league at the start of the day.
Brighton and Hove Albion v Wolverhampton Wanderers
I was really looking forward to going to the Amex Stadium because it’s a new ground for Wolves this season. Also with Andy Lonergan between the sticks I thought it would be a good opportunity for us to keep our first clean sheet of the season. 2. How easy was your journey/finding the ground/car parking?. The first time we had played Brighton was back in the 60’s and the last time we had played them was at the Molineux and we drew 2-2 so I thought with this being only our second away game of the season there were two reasons to look forward to going, especially when they hadn’t won in five games.
I was really looking forward to going to the Amex stadium, especially with it being such an important game in my opinion. It was a potential banana skin (and rather hostile territory) for Wolves and I was looking forward to seeing how we coped with the environment. I have been to the Amex before in October of 2013 as a part of The Wolves Taverners, and remember how much I enjoyed the surroundings of the stadium.
The facilities at Brighton look great, and hopefully they would want us to enjoy our day. I was really looking forward to the match for a few reasons. Firstly, it would be my first time going to see Wolves play in the flesh, and secondly I'd never been to the Amex stadium before so I was interested to see what it was like. I was really looking forward to going to the Amex Stadium on Saturday as I had never been before and I am a massive fan of football in general.
Brighton & Hove Albion v Doncaster Rovers
This was my first time back at Brighton since 2010. I’ve been going to football matches since the mid-80s, but have missed several seasons over the years: owing to work, kids’ football commitments etc. In fact, I hadn’t paid for a ticket to any football match since Crystal Palace v Preston in November 2009. At that time, I saw all of Preston games (and quite a few of Palace’s) home and away. So it was nice to be back going again and taking in games where they really matter!.
From the minute I heard they were playing I was looking forward to going to this match. We have missed at least half of the games we would have wanted to through unemployment and lack of money and and lack of a car, so I was in dire need of some fresh air and some proper football. BH's new stadium is easily accessible with its close proximity to the sea-front. It offers a nice view of the beach and a glimpse of the sun when it occasionally shines! A very nice setting for a match especially if you are amongst the Brighton faithful.
I was looking forward to going to the AMEX because it was my first time. I am a Doncaster fan so the prospect of watching them play there for possibly the only time this season was high up on the list of reasons. I was looking forward to visiting the Amex stadium for the first time. I had seen Brighton on TV playing some big teams and I knew how passionate their fans were so I wanted to go along and see them play live.