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  Withdean Stadium - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Withdean Stadium is an athletics stadium in the Brighton suburb of Withdean which is currently the home ground of football team Brighton and Hove Albion F.C. It was voted the fourth worst stadium in the UK by The Guardian [1].
The club's former stadium, the Goldstone Ground, was sold for redevelopment in 1997 by the board of the time (none of whom have any involvement with the club anymore).
The stadium is managed and maintained under contract from Brighton and Hove city council by D C Leisure Management.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Withdean_Stadium   (526 words)

  
 A History of the Community Stadium project
However, Withdean is far from suitable for League football, let alone Championship football, hence the club have been pushing for a 23,000-seat stadium of their own for over seven years now.
Adams says the lack of a permanent stadium and facilities is the reason why he trades the Second Division title race for the Premiership relegation dogfight.
Stadium supporters are outraged and mount an immediate campaign to persuade Lewes District Council to reconsider the Cabinet Committee’s decision – on the grounds that it is not supported by Lewes residents and that the costs that could fall on council tax payers would be excessive.
www.seagullsparty.org /stadium.html   (2447 words)

  
 Brighton Football Club Withdean Stadium from Football.co.uk
The initial impression of the stadium is of its picturesque surroundings, set into a hillside and mostly surrounded by woodland.
This end is completely open, whilst the other has a couple of small temporary stands erected at either side of it, which are uncovered and hence open to the elements.
Although this type of multi-purpose stadium is popular on the Continent, this is the only current example in the Football League.
stadiums.football.co.uk /Championship/Withdean-Stadium.htm   (218 words)

  
 Clubs In Crisis - Brighton   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
With a railway station adjacent to the stadium as well as a dedicated bus and coach-park, the emphasis is on public transport, building on the innovative model developed for Withdean Stadium.
Compelling evidence that a stadium for Brighton and Hove is a matter of national concern was presented at the recent inquiry by the national football and sporting bodies.
Ploughed for the growing of crops, the field is subjected to the noise of the trunk road and railway, and is overlooked from the west by the university campus.
www.clubsincrisis.com /BrightonReasons.asp   (2236 words)

  
 English Football - Walkers Stadium   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The Walkers Stadium is a football stadium which plays home matches to English football team Leicester City F.C. The all-seater stadium, inaugurated in July 2002, holds 32,500 and is named after Leicester City’s sponsors Walkers.
The stadium was completed on time in the summer of 2002, ready for Leicester to take up residence for the start of the 2002/03 season.
The £37 million cost of the new stadium, combined with relegation from the Premiership and the collapse of ITV Digital meant that Leicester went into administration shortly after moving to the new stadium.
www.english-football.org.uk /stadiums-grounds/walkers-stadium   (642 words)

  
 BRIGHTON NEEDS YOUR HELP DEPOR FANS - Deportivo-La-Coruna.com Forum
Withdean has a capacity of 7,000, and is made up of temporary stands on two sides, with no roof covering, and one small roofed stand along the side of the pitch.
Upon moving to Withdean, Dick Knight and the Chief Executive Martin Perry, initiatated a comprehensive planning application for a new state-of-the-art, 22,500 all seater purpose-built community stadium, to be constructed in between the Brighton and Sussex Universities, on a disused field immediatly next to the A27 at Falmer, on the outskirts of Brighton.
Despite the careful design of the stadium to blend in with the environment, and innovative plans to allow use of the stadium with the minimum of disruption, the residents of the nearby Falmer village, along with Lewes District Council, objected to the plans.
www.deportivo-la-coruna.com /forum/showthread.php?t=1055   (1608 words)

  
 The Argus Forums - Withdean Stadium
Posted - 30/12/2005 : 10:34:22 AM I'm not sure of future plans for the stadium, but it's worth noting that the majority of the seats currently there are temporary, and hired each season by the Albion.
Albion have spent a fiar amount on the stadium, which is right and proper considering they have used it, and the understanding has always been that permanent improvemnets would be just that and thus save the Council funding those improvements.
Withdean could be a real asset for Brighton youth and community groups.
forums.theargus.co.uk /topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=4153   (1299 words)

  
 SUSSEX DOWNS CONSERVATION BOARD Agenda Item No.
The stadium is therefore cut into the ground to a maximum dig of approximately 10 metres to the south west and merges with existing ground levels to the north east.
Whilst the desirability of a new stadium from the Club’s perspective can be appreciated, given that they are currently apparently able to satisfy the Football League’s requirements with the stadium at Withdean, the "need" for a new stadium has to be questioned.
Withdean was dismissed in the Analysis because it was deemed unsuitable for a permanent development bringing it up to the standard of the Football League for clubs in Divisions 2 or 3, which require seating for a minimum of 6,000 spectators, of which 2,000 must be under cover.
www.vic.org.uk /pro/agen/sdcbjan02/item9a_stadium.html   (9674 words)

  
 Leeds United | Match Section | Brighton & Hove Albion
In terms of ticketing arrangements, the restricted capacity at Withdean means that a limited number are made available to away supporters, and, as such, away fans should deal directly with their own ticket office.
Withdean Stadium is situated in a residential area, and therefore pubs and restaurants are at a premium.
However, for some of the best eateries, pubs and bars in the country, away supporters would be better off arriving a little earlier and venturing into the city centre, before using their travel vouchers to get to the ground.
www.leedsunited.com /page/TravelMatchPack/0,,10273~531419,00.html   (245 words)

  
 Withdean 2000   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Unable to play at their own ground Withdean Stadium, due to the tenancy of Brighton and Hove Albion, the club gorund-shared Horsham’s Queen Street ground for their first season in the Combined Counties League, eventually finishing 5th.
On 17 June 2003 however, it was announced that Withdean would once again be allowed to compete in the Combined Counties League, and continue to ground-share with Worthing.
In the meantime Withdean will continue to run a youth set-up only, whilst retaining the hope of one day returning to Withdean Stadium and starting again.
www.nomad-online.co.uk /html/withdean_2000.html   (307 words)

  
 FOOTBALL: Knight relieves Withdean woes Independent on Sunday, The - Find Articles   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
It was an all-ticket match, but then they invariably are at Withdean Stadium, an athletics complex holding 7,000 where Brighton are now into their fifth season of residence.
The public inquiry into the proposed new stadium at Falmer, able to seat 22,000, is due to wind up next week, when the report will be forwarded to the Deputy Prime Minister, John Prescott, for a decision in his role as minister for the Department of the Environment and the Regions.
Withdean's modest, if attractive, setting did nothing to deter Grimsby, who had much the better of the opening half.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_qn4159/is_20031012/ai_n12746731   (668 words)

  
 Internet Football Ground Guide - Withdean Stadium, Brighton & Hove Albion FC
The walk was only about 5 minutes to the Withdean Stadium, and I managed to persuade a steward to let me in to take some pictures of the stadium.
He had to radio through to his supervisor, but the response was more than friendly and the club seemed pleased that I was taking an interest in their facilities.
As the bus made its' way to the Withdean I noticed that are some fantastic looking houses in the vicinity of the stadium, and I suppose the upper-class residents wouldn't want to suddenly be faced with 10,000 or-so noisy football fans every fortnight.
dspace.dial.pipex.com /town/park/yfh45/brightrev1.htm   (1102 words)

  
 English Football - Madejski Stadium
The stadium is an all-seater bowl stadium with a capacity of 24,200 and is located close to the M4 motorway.
The stadium cost more than £50m to build and the pitch incorporates a system of synthetic fibres interwoven with natural grass, installed at a cost of more than £250,000.
The stadium is named after Reading FC’s chairman John Madejski.
www.english-football.org.uk /stadiums-grounds/madejski-stadium   (235 words)

  
 Falmer stadium
In addition, it was agreed that if there was a stadium, an access route would be built to campus through Stanmer Park.
The inspector (Mr J. Collyer) recommended that all four applications connected with the stadium proposal be refused planning permission.
March 2006: The club announced that the stadium will not be up and running until the 2009-10 season at the earliest.
www.sussex.ac.uk /falmerstadium/timeline.php   (792 words)

  
 Brighton stadium given go-ahead | News | Guardian Unlimited Football
Supporters of the Championship football club described the stadium go-ahead, given by the deputy prime minister, John Prescott, as "the best result in Albion's 103-year history".
Seven years after the turnstiles closed at the club's now-demolished Goldstone Ground home in Hove, and despite fierce opposition from local residents, Mr Prescott ruled that the stadium could be built at Falmer, on the outskirts of the city.
His decision ends months of doubt for thousands of fans who have watched their team play at the suburban Withdean stadium, which has only 7,000 seats, since 1999.
football.guardian.co.uk /News_Story/0,1563,1602809,00.html   (571 words)

  
 BBC NEWS | England | Southern Counties | Brighton gets permission to play   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The club is waiting for the result of an inquiry into a stadium at Falmer.
The Seagulls were told to re-apply for planning permission to play at Withdean because of a technicality.
The Withdean athletics clubhouse will be replaced with a new pavilion and minor improvements to the athletics areas made.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/england/southern_counties/4561455.stm   (407 words)

  
 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
I used my fathers 'Black Cat' camera and went along to Withdean Stadium, which at that time was a zoo.
Withdean Grange was situated between the London Road and the railway embankment.
In the early 60's I and many other GPO trainees learnt overhead cabling skills there - at the rear of the exchange building were rows of miniature telegraph poles and even a mock house that we used to run cables to and from.
www.mybrightonandhove.org.uk /brighton_zoo_images.htm   (654 words)

  
 The Internet Football Ground Guide - Brighton & Hove Albion FC
The initial impression of the stadium is of its picturesque surroundings, set into a hillside and mostly surrounded by woodland, giving it somewhat of a rural look.
On three sides of the stadium are a number of basic 'temporary stands' which are uncovered and hence open to the elements.
The stadium is located two miles away from the town centre and is just off the London Road (A23).
dspace.dial.pipex.com /town/park/yfh45/brighton.htm   (1586 words)

  
 Brighton and Hove Albion
The opponents to the Withdean Stadium improvements have withdrawn their legal objections to the Planning Permission (see below), clearing the way for immediate construction work on the Temporary Stands.
Parking restrictions near the Stadium are expected to be enforced.
The Stadium itself is quite a long way from the houses and is quite well placed to avoid any nuisance to local residents.
www.glaucus.org.uk /Albion80.htm   (808 words)

  
 ESPN.com Soccernet Column by Chris Borg: Looking forward to a Bright future
Home, for now, is the Withdean Stadium, a tree-fringed athletics stadium in one of Brighton's most sedate suburban areas.
Walking down quiet, countrified roads to watch a match seems incongruous, as does the fact that the majority of fans are housed at the sides of the pitch, with minimal seating behind one goal and none behind the other.
We have worked with designers who were part of the Huddersfield McAlpine and Sydney Olympic stadium projects, and we want the stadium to have the sort of visual flair you would expect of Brighton.
www.soccernet.com /columns/2000/0904/20000904featborg.html   (1023 words)

  
 Brighton stadium plans accepted - Soccervision
Brighton have been playing home games at Withdean, an athletics stadium in the city, since 1999 and their last permanent home was sold off in 1997.
The club argued that by having to play home games at Withdean, with a capacity of 7,000, it was missing out on huge amounts of ticket revenue.
The stadium will be built on land to the north of Village Way in Falmer.
soccervision.co.uk /forum/showthread.php?t=6388   (734 words)

  
 Falmer stadium
The football club has been without a permanent home since it sold its Hove ground in 1997 and has been playing at Withdean stadium in Brighton since 1999.
The University of Sussex has maintained a neutral stance on whether a new stadium should be built at Falmer since the site next to the University of Brighton was first identified as a possible location in 1998.
The University is most directly concerned with arrangements for managing transport, not least because existing campus car parks would be made available for some parking on match days.
www.sussex.ac.uk /falmerstadium   (344 words)

  
 Brighton and Hove Athletic Club: Location
The club trains and is based at the Withdean Sports Complex, where there is an 8 lane, all weather, synthetic 400m track, with complete field event facilities.
The Withdean Sportsman public house overlooks the track and provides an attractive venue.
Withdean Stadium can be reached easily by bus, car, or train.
www.brightonandhove-ac.com /location.htm   (201 words)

  
 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The estate was 'known or intended to be known' as the Withdean Estate West.
Withdean Stadium had opened in 1936 with the country's best tennis facilities apart from Wimbledon.
She then became a trustee of the Curwen estate, which owned all the farmland on which the Withdean, Westdene, Varndean, Surrenden and Carden Avenue housing estates were built.
www.mybrightonandhove.org.uk /westdene_estate_history.htm   (766 words)

  
 Brightonfans Forums - Powered by XMB
"Withdean is totally inadequate for our needs and the wishes of thousands of supporters who want to see us but can't.
Today he announced the Albion had suffered a crippling financial loss with a deficit of £1,273,000 in the year to June 2004 when they were promoted to the Championship.
He said the losses were not sustainable and a new stadium at Falmer was the club's only solution.
www.brightonfans.com /bforum/viewthread.php?tid=5122   (907 words)

  
 Brighton and Hove Albion - Terrific Stadium News ! - Talk Wrestling Online
The League One club have long held plans to construct a 23,000-seater stadium in the Falmer area of the city as they look to move from their current Withdean Stadium base.
The Withdean is the worst ground i've ever had the displeasure of visiting.
Their Withdean Stadium ground is absolutely attrocious, I cant believe that the club has to play in conditions like that, the facilities are something you would expect to see half a century ago.
www.talkwrestlingonline.com /forum/showthread.php?p=518255#post518255   (790 words)

  
 index   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
John Prescott’s discredited decision on the proposed Stadium at Falmer will not now be reviewed in the High Court.
The football club have increased the capacity of Withdean Stadium so that it now holds 9000 spectators.
We have always said that the stadium would not work without enabling development alongside, and it looks as if the club agree.
www.angelfire.com /space/falmer/index.html   (277 words)

  
 Sporting Life - Football | Premiership Live, Man Utd v Man City Live, Chelsea v Arsenal Live, Liverpool v Fulham Live, ...
DECEMBER 31: Coca-Cola Championship at the Withdean Stadium.
DECEMBER 26: Coca-Cola Championship at the Withdean Stadium.
DECEMBER 16: Coca-Cola Championship at the Withdean Stadium.
www.sportinglife.com /football/cc_championship/brighton/reports   (271 words)

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