Green Army Guide
AHEAD of tomorrow's trip to Crawley Town in Sky Bet League Two, we look at the venue awaiting the travelling Green Army.
Crawley Town’s ground has been called The People’s Pension Stadium since December 2018 due to a corporate sponsorship deal. Formerly known as Broadfield Stadium, it is a relatively new stadium, which was opened in 1997.
The West Stand is to one side of the ground is a decent size, covered and an all-seated stand, which runs for two thirds of the length of the pitch. Opposite is the East Stand, which is relatively new, opened in 2012. It has a capacity of 2,145 in 12 rows of seating.
The other two ends at either end of the pitch are almost identical. The two small, covered terraces extend around both corners of the ground and enclose the stadium.
Visiting supporters are housed in the KR-L Stand at the north end of the pitch. The terracing can accommodate up to 1,600 fans but there are also a small number of seats available in the new East Stand as well.
The full capacity of the stadium totals 6,134.
To get to the People’s Pension Stadium from our Home Park takes around five hours.
Inside the People’s Pension Stadium, at the kiosks, drinks and food are available, such as locally-supplied pies, including a ‘Monthly Special’, as well as pasties and burgers. Alternatively, there is a bar in the stadium at the back of the Bruce Winfield Stand called the 'Redz Bar', which allows in away fans before the game, but not after.
There are also pubs away from the ground that accept away fans. The New Moon on Brighton Road is roughly a five-minute walk away, as well as the Downsman on Wakehurst Drive.
There is parking available at the ground itself for £5 but there is also space for overflow parking in the offices at Broadfield Park, which is free. Other than that, there is street parking available as well as being able to rent a private driveway through www.YourParkingSpace.co.uk