The new home of Brighton and Hove Albion has been recognised in an international arena – pun intended.
The American Express Community Stadium won the New Venue Award at the Stadium Business Awards in Turin last night (Tuesday 15 May).
The awards were held at Juventus Stadium – the new home of the Italian Serie A football champions and one of the contenders for the award.
The Amex was one of the eight best new stadiums around the world to be shortlisted. The others included two of the new venues in Poland that will host matches at this summer’s European Championships.
Albion director Martin Perry was in Turin to collect the award. He said: “We were up against some very strong opposition so to win this award is a remarkable achievement and something we can all be extremely proud of.”