1. Crawley Town Football Club is an English professional football club based in Crawley, West Sussex. The club was founded in 1896 and currently plays in League Two, the fourth tier of English football.

2. The club's home ground is The People's Pension Stadium, which has a capacity of 6,134 spectators. The stadium was opened in 1997 and was previously known as The Broadfield Stadium.

3. Crawley Town's highest-ever league finish is tenth place in League One, which they achieved in the 2011-12 season.

4. Crawley Town is known for its successful cup runs and giant-killings. The club has beaten several higher-ranked teams in cup competitions, including Derby County, Bristol City, and Hull City.

5. Crawley's main rivals are AFC Wimbledon. The two sides have played each other frequently since 2009 and are geographically close. Other rivals include Brighton & Hove Albion.

Home of Crawley Town FC

Opened 1997

Capacity 6,134

Rating: 4.2

(664) Google Reviews

A friendly game Crawley v Palace. Great atmosphere. Staff very helpful. Parking can be an issue but just get there early & alls fine.
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2 months ago
Fan zone food is amazing! Lovely stadium
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2 months ago
Small tidy ground, pretty good on food but no alcohol sold inside the ground
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5 months ago
Calm entrance just before the game, lots of families with small kids. Good experience.
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a month ago
Really enjoyed everything about this stadium apart from the result of the match. Very friendly, helpful stewards and catering staff, although it was an exceptionally hot day and they ran out of bottled water, they provided us with tap water until they sourced more.
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History (from Wikipedia)

Crawley Town FC spent 48 years at their Town Mead home until the land was sold to developers in 1997. The club then moved to the Broadfield Stadium, about two miles across town.

In January 2012 the application for the new 2,000-seater East Stand (and facilities including new turnstiles and 
Premier League standard flood lights) was accepted by Crawley Borough Council.[4] The upgrade is required to meet the league rules which require a minimum 5,000 capacity stadium. After just one week of construction, the new East Stand was completed on 2 April 2012, bringing the total capacity of the Broadfield Stadium to 5,500. Upon completion, Crawley's first game with the new stand was against League Two side Crewe Alexandra on 6 April. The match ended in a 1–1 draw, with a new record crowd of 4,723, the previous best being 4,522.[5][6]

The record attendance reached 5,880 on Saturday 5 January 2013 when Crawley Town hosted Reading in the FA Cup.

Between 2013 and 2018, the stadium was called The Checkatrade.com Stadium as part of a sponsorship deal with the online trades comparison company Checkatrade.


West Stand[edit]

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.[9]

East Stand[edit]

The East Stand is an all seated roofed stand with a capacity of 2,154.[10] 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.[11]

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Brewery Shades.

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