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

(697) Google Reviews

A few tricky access issues to get to stands. It could be more clearly laid out as we were given wrong directions by stewards and ended up having to walk around the entire stadium to get to our seats as you, understandably, can cross the dugouts. Stewards generally are a bit hit and miss. Some are brilliant and really helpful, some quite short/abrupt. Stadium has undergone lots of work and is getting more and more enjoyable to attend. The food stands inside are as Expensive as you can imagine and keep things simple. Much prefer the atmosphere of the Brighton Women’s games here as more welcoming and family friendly.
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Went to a birthday party being held in the reds bar which is part of Crawley football club. Smart venue which can cope with around 100-150 people easily. Bar has good choices of beers and spirits. Toilets are clean. Plenty of parking as well. Bus route can take you close to stadium which a bonus.
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2 months ago
Great atmosphere, nice little ground with lots of character. Parking is easy and getting out is no hassle.
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3 months ago
Nice enough ground, bit of a walk from the centre but it is good to stretch the legs. Basic enough facilties but about appropriate for this level..
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2 months ago
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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7 months ago
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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]

Things to do in Crawley.

Brewery Shades.

5 Reviews
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Great food, awesome beers and very friendly staff! They were very considerate of our son's nut allergies. Atleast three staff members checked in on us. Read More

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Nice pub. 10 real ales on tap. Food available. Nice outdoor seating. Specials on Tuesday. Breakfast 10-11:30. Claims to be a home for 2 ghosts. Friendly... Read More

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Great drink selection. Affordable food options with good portions. Food took a little longer than expected Read More

Kismet Takeaway.

10 Reviews
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Staying at the crowned plaza near Gatwick, didn't fee like eating at the hotel. Grabbed an Uber to Kismet 4£, and enjoyed a nice meal. Great place and good... Read More

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Completely worthy of 5 stars- especially for vegetarians! Kismet Takeaway (Kismet Kabob) has expanded and become a staple of the area. The owner is a sweet... Read More

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Kismet Takeaway is a great addition to the offerings around Crawley. Aside from the occasional lunch "specials" at a few of the local Pubs, the Kismet... Read More