Broadfield Stadium

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Broadfield Stadium
Crawley - Entrance to Broadfield Stadium.JPG
Full name Broadfield Stadium
Location Crawley, West Sussex, RH11 9RX
Owner Crawley Borough Council
Capacity 6,134[1]
Field size 110 x 75 yards
Surface Grass
Construction
Built 1997
Opened 1997
Tenants
Crawley Town F.C. (1997–)
Brighton & Hove Albion W.F.C. (2018–)

The Broadfield Stadium[2] is a multi-purpose stadium in Crawley, England. It is currently used mostly for football matches and is the home ground of Crawley Town F.C. The stadium has a capacity of 6,134 people[citation needed], and is owned by Crawley Borough Council.

Between 2013 and 2018, the stadium was named the Checkatrade.com Stadium as part of a sponsorship deal.[3]

Stands[edit]

West Stand[edit]

Broadfield Stadium - West stand

The West Stand is the main stand, running two thirds of the length of the pitch. It contains club offices, merchandise shop, changing rooms and hospitality. It is raised above pitch level meaning that fans have to climb a small flight of stairs at the front to enter the seated area. Prior to the building of the East Stand, it was the only stand in the stadium to contain seats and a small section at the north end of the stand was available to away supporters. It is now entirely for home support.

North and South Stands[edit]

The North Stand and South Stand are two identical small roofed terraces. The South Stand contains the most vocal home support and the North Stand is allocated to away fans. Both stands curve around the corners of the pitch to meet up with the West Stand. The South Stand has been known as the Structured Communications Stand since December 2015.[4]

East Stand[edit]

The East Stand is an all seated roofed stand with a capacity of 2,154.[5] It is mainly for home fans although some seats at the north end of the stand are available to away supporters. The stand opened for the first time on Good Friday 2012 for the League Two home game against Crewe Alexandra.

The stand was planned following promotion to the football league in May 2011, to comply with Football League regulations. Work on the East Stand of the stadium started in early February 2012. It replaced the uncovered East terrace which was a standing area. Between 2013 and 2015 it was known as the Checkatrade.com Stand[3] but was renamed The People's Pension East Stand in December 2015 due to a sponsorship deal with B&CE.[6]

Location[edit]

The stadium is located next to a roundabout about a mile from Crawley railway station and two miles from Three Bridges railway station, which is on the Brighton Main Line. The roundabout has a large white and red football in the centre and is at the end of the Brighton Road, which is easy to find from junction eleven on the M23 motorway.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Checkatrade.com Stadium (Broadfield Stadium)". StadiumDB.com. Retrieved 30 June 2018.
  2. ^ "Club information and contacts". Crawley Town F.C. Archived from the original on 30 June 2018. Retrieved 30 June 2018.
  3. ^ a b "Checkatrade.com partners with Crawley Town FC". Midnight Communications. 5 September 2013. Retrieved 15 September 2013.
  4. ^ "New South Stand sponsors". Crawley Town F.C. 23 December 2015. Archived from the original on 30 June 2018. Retrieved 30 June 2018.
  5. ^ "Crawley Town's new stand will make a 'fantastic atmosphere'". Crawley Observer. 3 April 2012. Retrieved 3 April 2012.
  6. ^ "New East Stand sponsor unveiled". Crawley Town F.C. 24 December 2015. Archived from the original on 30 June 2018. Retrieved 30 June 2018.

Coordinates: 51°05′58.94″N 0°11′41.16″W / 51.0997056°N 0.1947667°W / 51.0997056; -0.1947667