Fans' match is first 'fixture' at Albion's Falmer stadium

Posted On 09 Jul 2011 at 6:23 pm

The Albion’s new stadium at Falmer was due to host its first match today – as two fans tied the knot.

Kev Attwood, 49, and Sue King, 46, were du to be the first couple to wed at the Amex Community Stadium – with a 3 o’clock kick-off, of course.

Mr Attwood, a fan since the age of 10, said: “We’ll be getting married in a room overlooking the pitch.

“The wedding itself will be very blue and white.

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“All the buttonholes, table decorations and bouquets will be blue and white.

“The club have said they’ll do white tablecloths with blue napkins.

“Even the bridesmaids will have blue dresses.

“And we’ve got a friend who’s going to be doing loads of little cup cakes with seagulls.”

The bride though was sticking with the more traditional ivory.

Mr Attwood, a heating engineer who grew up in Woodingdean, said that the couple originally asked if they could wed at Withdean Stadium.

He said: “I don’t think they had a licence there so we put it off for a few years”

Mr Attwood, of Old Fort Road, Shoreham, and his new wife, a barmaid in Shoreham, are planning a sport-free honeymoon.

But the season ticket holders will be back in time for Albion’s first game in the Championship at their new home.

Picture by Diensen Pamben

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