Sussex

Brighton officially open Amex Stadium at Falmer

  • 29 July 2011
  • From the section Sussex
Brighton's new Amex Stadium
The Amex Stadium holds more than double that of the Withdean

Brighton & Hove Albion end 14 years of nomadic existence on Saturday when they play a friendly against Premier League Spurs at their new stadium.

Since they left the Goldstone Ground in 1997, the club have been without a permanent home.

But after sharing with Gillingham and then using the Withdean athletics stadium, they are now set to kick-off at the £93m Amex Stadium at Falmer.

The friendly against Spurs marks the official opening of the new ground.

The club say the match is a sellout, with celebrations starting long before the 3pm kick-off.

They will include an appearance by the Farnborough Concert Band of the British Legion, which will play Sussex By The Sea - which has become the club's traditional theme tune - as the two teams come out, and a performance by tenor Martin Toal.

Brighton manager Gus Poyet will kick-off the game against his former club at 3pm.

The real action begins a week later, when the Seagulls kick-off their maiden season in the Championship against Doncaster Rovers.

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