Crawley Town FC - Checkatrade.com Stadium

Checkatrade.com Stadium Guide

Stadium Info

The Checkatrade.com Stadium was opened in 1997 and as such has a very nice new feel to it. However, with promotion to the football league and the recent cash injection, an expansion may not be far away. Only the West Stand is seated and the North and South terraces behind the goals have very little gradient making it tough to see if you're not at the front. The East terrace is open to the elements and has no slope. It wouldn't surprise me to see the owners pushing a stadium expansion to future proof their investment.

Away Fans

Visiting supporters are situated on the North terrace where approximately 1,500 fans can be catered for. The facilities within the stand are basic but clean and the food is reasonably priced. There are a small number of seats made available to away supporters in the West Stand.

Stadium Layout

Checkatrade.com Stadium seating plan:

Checkatrade.com Stadium seating plan

Where To Drink

There is a fantastic little social club on site at the stadium called Redz, which is definitely worth a visit. There's a bar, small selection of food and tv's to watch early kick off's. It's generally designated for home fans but keep away shirts covered and you'll be fine.

If you're looking for something else, the Imperial pub is about 5 minutes walk away. It's situated right in the centre of Broadfield and it's postcode is RH11 9BA. I'm told that away fans are welcome and colours can be worn. Another option is the Half Moon on Brighton Road. Also a 5 minute stroll from the ground. If you're into Indian food, locals say that the bet curry in town is served up at The Downsman Pub. Worth a visit.

Parking

There is a large car park available for use at the stadium at a cost of just £2 per vehicle. As with most club car parks, you'll need to be aware of the slow exit time after games, especially when there's been a decent sized crowd attending the match. This will obviously be more usual with the extra fan base now they're in the football league.

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Directions

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By Train

The nearest / closest train station to Crawley Town's Checkatrade.com Stadium is Crawley. It's approximately a 5 minute taxi ride to the ground from here.

To walk you need to turn left out of the station. After about 300 yards turn left onto the Brighton Road and cross the railway bridge. Continue along the road for approximately half a mile until you see the stadium on your right. Use the underpass to get to the Checkatrade.com Stadium.

The Games To See

Rivals - Brighton, Aldershot

Fans Reviews

  • Travel: One of the easiest grounds to drive to and park there is. Motorway all the way, the ground is just off the M23, and you pass two free parking areas on either side of the dual carriageway, so you can pick which one depending on which way you're going when you come out. Couldn't be better.

    Refreshments: Not a lot really near the ground, it seems quite isolated. I took a LONG walk looking for something and got bored so ended up stopping at a pub for some dinner! Good food, but not a walk I'd recommend!

    Impressions: It still feels very non league, which I suppose is obvious given Crawley’'s rapid rise. A small covered terrace at either end, with the decent looking seated main stand on the west of the ground, and the tent like East Stand which replaced an old uncovered terrace is pretty reminiscent of the South Stand at Bristol Rovers!

    Atmosphere: Pretty awful actually. Crawley fans have a drum…. That's never good. Though it was a big improvement all over the ground in the second half when all the goals and red cards started going on!

    Anything Else: This was the first game at Crawley'’s newly sponsor named ‘Check a Trade.com Stadium.’ Bad enough they were playing a silly jingle over the tannoy before the game …they then played it again after each of the Crawley goals! Cue the Gills fans singing ‘that was embarrassing!’ !

    Enjoy: Not a fan. The terraces behind the goals are so shallow, your view is blocked by the goal unless you're on the back row on your tiptoes! Very non league, but then I guess Crawley dont need any bigger right now. And it least has cover all over.

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Ground Name: Checkatrade.com Stadium
Capacity: 4,995 (1,150 seated)
Address: Brighton Rd, Crawley, West Sussex, RH11 9RX
Main Tel No.: 01293 410 000
Team Nickname: Red Devils
Year Ground Opened: 1997
Site: www.crawleytownfc.net

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