Broadfield Stadium, sometimes known as the Checkatrade.com Stadium due to a corporate sponsorship deal is just off junction 11 from the M23, a mile away from Crawley rail station and two miles from Three Bridges rail station, on the London to Brighton main line. If you're coming by car, you'll know you'll have found it because of the roundabout which has a huge red and white football in the middle!
Where to Cheer
The stadium is home to Crawley Town FC, but is a multi-purpose stadium that's used for more than just football matches. It was built in 1997, is owned by Crawley Borough Council and has a capacity of just over 6000. If visiting the stadium as an away supporter, you'll more than likely be in the North stand. Both stands are identical in that they are both small roofed terraces with the same amount of seats, although the South stand is usually the one that contains the most vocal home supporters. The North and South stands curve around the corners of the pitch to join with the West stand which is covered, seats 1150 and runs for two thirds of the length of the pitch. It also benefits from windshields on either side and has three odd looking floodlights on its roof. Opposite this is the larger East stand, which opened in April 2012. The East stand is semi-permanent and seats 2145 spectators, while the stadium itself is surrounded by a number of trees, making it look quite rural!
How to Get There and Where to Stay
Because Broadfield Stadium is so close to the M23 and two rail stations, it's very easy to get to. There is a car park which has 23 spaces available for disabled supporters. However, parking space is limited as some of the bays have been sold to regular home supporters of Crawley Town FC. Nevertheless if you're visiting West Sussex and staying in a nearby hotel (of which there are plenty!), are a fan of the beautiful game and want to get your midweek or weekend fix, then a trip to Broadfield Stadium is well worth a visit.