Brighton to increase the capacity of their stadium

24 February 2020

Amex
Photo: PA Images Having submitted a planning application to the local city council, the club hope the work to add the additional seats can begin this summer.

The club intend to increase the capacity of their stadium by 1,250 seats and have submitted a planning application to the city council, according to the Argus.

Paul Barber, the club's chief executive, said in December that the club were looking to accommodate the 8,000 people on their season-ticket waiting list.

Emil Gjerding Nielson nielson@offthepitch.com

Driven by the desire to capitalise on high season-ticket demand, Brighton are set to increase the capacity of the Amex by 1,250 seats, bringing their stadium's total capacity to more than 32,000. 

The move comes after the club's chief executive, Paul Barber, in December said that the club were "constantly looking to add seats to various places" because the club have a season-ticket waiting list of 8,000. Brighton's matchday income stood at £18.5 million last year, ahead of clubs like Everton (£14.2 million) and Wolves (£11.5 million) - despite Brighton's stadium being smaller.

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