Information and links
The Supporters’ Club provides these links for the convenience of supporters using this website. It does not necessarily agree with or advocate any of the organisations or content at the links below.
Actually, we do advocate supporting Brighton & Hove Albion!
- Our football club. Website has all match details, club information, ticket sales, etc.
- The email address to use for any personal question or complaint to the football club.
- Albion's official charity.
- Website of the elected supporter representatives, who can take issues to meetings with the Albion. They can only consider subjects that affect supporters generally, on matters such as ticketing, signage, facilities, etc, so please do not expect an answer on individual issues.
- List of clubs officially recognised by the Albion. Must have constitutional and democratic principles along with sound finances. Individual links to these clubs are included below.
This guide will help you make the most of your visit to the Sussex coast. We are extremely proud of our club, our stadium and our city, and look forward to welcoming all visiting fans to Brighton & Hove. We hope you enjoy your trip – apart from the result.
The first thing you need to know about The Amex is that it's four miles from the centre of Brighton. Getting there, and getting away after the match, can be problematic because the majority of fans will arrive by bus, coach or train.
The good thing is that your match ticket entitles you to free bus or train travel on matchdays to and from the game, from within the Brighton, Hove and Sussex region.
So, if you’re travelling on the day of the match, you only need to buy a train or bus ticket as far as Haywards Heath if you’re coming from north of the city, Worthing from the west, or Eastbourne from the east. Your match ticket covers the rest.
Please note that this free travel is only available from three hours before kick-off to three hours after the final whistle. So if you're coming down early for a late kick-off, you will need a rail ticket to Brighton.
The football club publishes an extensive guide to visiting the Amex Stadium on the club website here. There is also an update of latest travel news published in the News section of brightonandhovealbion.com in the days before the match. We recommend you look out for this, especially in the Christmas/New Year period and during rail strikes or periods of railway engineering works.
In addition, the bars and food outlets at the stadium are open at least two hours before and after the match, so many fans arrive early and leave late to avoid the queues.
If you need the ticket office it's situated next to the club superstore, at the north end of the stadium (which is nearest the railway station). Visiting fans are accommodated in the South Stand at the opposite end.
A frequent train service calling at Falmer operates from Brighton Station on match days, where there is a well-organised queuing system. The trains are always packed so allow plenty of time. You may well not get on the first, or even second, train after you arrive at the station.
There are a couple of stops en route (London Road and Moulsecoomb) but the train may not call at them if it is very full. So if you decide to go to a pub near, for example, London Road Station, you may not be able to get on a train. The same sometimes applies on the return journey.
When you arrive at Falmer Station you'll find it adjacent to the north end of the stadium. Visiting fans are seated in the South Stand, some 600 yards from the station at the far end.
Another popular option is to go to the town of Lewes to park, and for pre-match refreshment, because it's less crowded. Falmer is only one stop from Lewes by train, but you still need to leave plenty of time.
After the game there is always a long queue at Falmer Station which can take up to 50 minutes to clear. However, the away end South Stand concourse is open for an hour after the match and the North Stand bar is open to both home and away fans, so you may prefer to have a pint while the queue subsides.
Remember, you do not need to buy a ticket for the train to Brighton or Lewes (or as far as Worthing, Haywards Heath or Eastbourne). Your match ticket includes your transport from around three hours before kick-off to three hours after the final whistle.
Bus routes from various parts of the city (but not Brighton Station) serve the Amex Stadium quite well. Look for buses heading towards Lewes (28), Tunbridge Wells (29) or Sussex University (23 or 25), and get off at the university. Then it's a short walk under the A27 and over the railway bridge. (The 25 will actually go to the stadium but it will probably be quicker to walk.)
From Lewes, catch a 28 or 29 going to Brighton and get off at the university/stadium.
After the game you'll find that the available buses can fill up quickly so you'll have to wait, walk or catch the train. Buses are more frequent than trains, but obviously the capacity on each is much less.
There is no need to buy a bus ticket. Your match ticket includes free bus travel for three hours either side of the match.
For Brighton bus timetables and other information see here.
If you are on an organised coach, the coach park is adjacent to the South Stand away end. The concourse opens two hours before kick off. There are stairs and a lift down to the turnstiles. All very convenient.
There is no street parking anywhere near the ground. The nearby housing estates are for residents only on match days, and Brighton is second only to London in revenue earned from parking tickets, so don’t park on the street and risk it. They will ticket you every time.
There are currently two free park-and-ride schemes on match days. One operates from Brighton Racecourse BN2 9XZ which is on the eastern side of the city. The other is at Mill Road BN1 8ZF at the bottom of the A23, which makes this the most convenient for visiting fans. However, it fills up quickly so get there early. It opens two-and-a-half hours before kick-off. The park-and-ride buses drop off and pick up next to the stadium.
You can buy a parking space near the ground from the club website involving a walk of up to three-quarters of a mile, but it's expensive at £15 so it's useful if you have a full car. Even so, it sells out, so be sure to secure your spot early. You'll receive a parking voucher to display in the window of your vehicle. No spaces are sold on the day. For more information and directions see here.
If you buy a space in Car Parks B or C then be sure to make your way to the traffic lights at this location. If coming from the north or west, you need to leave at the Hollingbury junction of the A27 and then follow signs for Stanmer Park. Do not go to the Falmer junction of the A27 as you will have to make a slow and tedious detour back to the Stanmer Park entrance.
There is free motorcycle parking at the stadium, but it's allocated on a first come, first served basis.
The roads around the ground become very busy, so allow plenty of time if you are driving.
Gatwick Airport lies to the north of Brighton & Hove, about half an hour away by train on the main London-to-Brighton railway line.
A large number of fans choose to make a weekend of it when visiting The Amex – TV re-scheduling permitting. This may be because it can be a long way to travel, but also because it's an easy place to visit and find reasonably priced accommodation in the winter months.
We have all the large chain hotels, but also a huge number of boutique lodgings in eclectic parts of the city like Kemp Town and Hove. Have a look at www.visitbrighton.com
The Amex is a modern, medium-sized stadium (similar, for example, to Molineux or St Mary’s) with, on the whole, good, clean, comfortable and efficient facilities. It occupies an attractive setting – we would say that, wouldn't we – but there are quite a few steps outside as well as inside, and some of the roads and paths in the vicinity are hilly. (Brighton as a whole is very hilly.)
Therefore, plan for this if your mobility is restricted or if you are a wheelchair user. That said, the club is pretty conscientious about its responsibilities to people with disabilities of whatever kind, and there is step-free access to all parts of the stadium for visiting fans.
Buy your programme from booths outside the stadium, but note that they do not accept cash. The whole Amex Stadium is cashless.
Security is generally fairly "light-touch" unless it's a high-profile match. Entry to the ground is usually quite speedy as long as you are there in reasonable time. The police presence is rarely intimidating although armed officers may be present for some games.
The usual searches apply, plus prohibitions on bottles and bags larger than A4 size. There are no exceptions to this and no routine bag storage facility. Banners over 150cm x 150cm in size need written permission.
There is a strict policy regarding anti-social behaviour, and the authorities are not shy of prosecuting fans from home or away sections at The Amex. Such behaviour can be reported by text to 07880 196442.
There are no pubs open to away supporters anywhere near the Amex. The only pub is at Falmer, but is for home fans only and door security will ask to see your match ticket. Therefore, if you are an away fan and want a drink, it's best to stay in Brighton or go over to Lewes.
There are numerous pubs outside Brighton Station, many of which are open to away fans, and many more close but not in the immediate station vicinity. But don’t forget get to the station in good time. There is also a selection of food outlets near Brighton Station and in the city centre.
The same applies in Lewes – lots of pubs and restaurants, almost all away fan friendly – but don’t leave it late to get to Lewes Station or one of the several bus stops for the short journey to The Amex.
There is a café (Circa in the Park) and peaceful countryside in Stanmer Park, just over half a mile from the stadium via Falmer Station bridge and the pedestrian underpass. Not a place you can park for the match, but if you arrive early and want to enjoy countryside rather than pies and pints, it's an option.
On the concourse outside the stadium there are various outlets, sometimes with entertainment for fans. You can buy fish-and-chips, Harvey's Ale and other refreshments, and there are toilets in a portacabin outside the stadium.
Inside, you will find hand-pulled real ale along with burgers, pies, drinks, etc, generally of quite good quality and, by Brighton standards, reasonably priced. (Remember, Brighton is a very expensive city.) All outlets in the stadium are cashless. The stadium opens a couple of hours before kick-off, and the concourses remain open until 7.30 pm (for a Saturday 3pm kick-off).
Dick’s Bar, situated next to the club shop at the station (north) end, is also open to home and away fans, but there is usually a queue to get in and they don’t allow away fans wearing colours, so it may not be ideal for everyone. There is good seating in Dick’s Bar though, so it’s more comfortable than the concourses. No U18s. Open 12 noon until kick-off and final whistle until 7.30pm (for a Saturday 3pm kick-off).
- Oldest and biggest fans' message board.
- Independent weekly radio show on Radio Reverb (97.2 FM and online).
- BBC Sussex radio show / podcast covering the latest Brighton & Hove Albion news.
- Posts and podcasts on the Albion.
- "The Essential Brighton & Hove Albion Fan Site" - that's the claim.
- Preserves and promotes the heritage of the Albion.
- For all fans who identify as LGBTQ+ and their Allies.
- Representative organisation for football supporters nationally. The Supporters' Club is affiliated to the FSA.
* Recognised by Albion as an official supporters' club.
- Stages question-and-answer meetings with Albion officials in the capital.
- Provides transport to home matches from the Burwash, Heathfield, Uckfield, etc area, plus occasional events.
- Facebook page of group in Burgess Hill, Haywards Heath and surrounding area.
- Provide transport to home games from Billinghurst, Cowfold, Partridge Green, etc, plus occasional events.
- Group of fans in Spain meeting up regularly to watch matches on TV.
- Australian fans' group founded in 2010.
- Australian fan's group.
- Dutch language group supporting the Albion.
- For Hongkongers in the Brighton & Hove area, and for Albion fans in Hong Kong.
- USA-based Brighton & Hove Albion fans.
* Recognised by Albion as an official supporters' club.
- We provide friendly coach travel from Brighton, Hove, Mid Sussex and Crawley to away matches, with low fares.
- Commercial company providing transport to home and away games. Albion's official travel partner.
- Transport to Albion away games from Eastbourne area via Seaford, Newhaven, Peacehaven, Amex Stadium, Hickstead and Pease Pottage.