Albion formally handed the keys to Falmer stadium

Posted On 01 Jun 2011 at 3:30 pm

Brighton and Hove Albion have been formally handed the keys to the club’s new stadium at Falmer.

But even as the 22,500-seat stadium is ready for the first football fixtures – from the Sussex Senior Cup Final to the friendly against Spurs and the first Championship match – the club is contemplating adding extra capacity.

Chief executive Martin Perry said that the demand for tickets had been so strong that the club may ask for planning permission to put in more seating.

Potentially the American Express Community Stadium could hold 30,000 fans if the club is given the go-ahead.

There is already a waiting list for season tickets with more than 15,000 having been snapped up for the coming season after Albion’s promotion from League One.

The club has also sold 2,600 corporate packages and has about 10 per cent of the ground’s home seats available to be sold game by game.

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