Withdean Stadium

Withdean Sports Complex
Tongdean Lane

Telephone: 01273 542100
Fax: 01273 562699


Type: Synthetic, 400m, 8 lanes, 8 lane straight

Authority: Brighton & Hove
Ceremonial County: East Sussex

NUTS Name: Brighton

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OS National Grid Reference: TQ 297075
National Grid Reference: 529700, 107500

Paper Maps:
A-Z Brighton & Worthing 5B 12
OS Explorer Map: 122 (was 17)
OS/Philip's East Sussex 145 D2
OS/Philip's West Sussex 166 A2

Train: Preston Park, Brighton (2M)

Opening Times: Mon-Fri 0700-2300, Sat-Sun 0800-2230. The track is often closed, especially on Saturdays, for football matches so users are advised to ring in advance to check availability.
Is track locked/unavailable for casual use at other times: Yes
Charges: Adult 2.30, Junior 1.50

Track Diagram: Click here
Field Event Facilities: Full - 1 HJ, 2 PV (1L-DE, 1 end has no rails), 5 LJ, 4 TJ (LJ/TJ 2L-ALT, LJ/TJ 1L-DE, LJ only 1L-SE), 2 SP, 1 DT/HT (1C-INT), 2 JT
S/C Water Jump: Inside track, height fixed

Changing: Full at rear of the North Stand by 100m start
Floodlights: Yes
Seating: 6926 (approx) total, 1350 covered (North Stand on home straight), 4676 uncovered (South Stand on back straight), 900 (approx) uncovered (2 stands on top bend)

Track Certification: Restricted - valid until 30th Jun 2004 (HT excluded)

Clubs: Arena 80 AC, Brighton & Hove AC, Brighton Phoenix, University of Brighton AC

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Other Info:
The track was originally cinder but has been synthetic for some time. It was resurfaced in 1997. In July 1999, the stadium became the new temporary home of Brighton & Hove Albion Football Club although they may remain here until 2003. The stadium is a designated sports ground and all events with an attendance of over 500 people have to operate in accordance with the safety certificate issued by Brighton & Hove Council. Temporary seating was installed in 1999 alongside the back straight but the outer lanes cannot be seen from some of these seats. Two temporary uncovered stands with a joint capacity of about 900 seats were installed in 2000 at the East End of the track on the top bend and these seats were designed so that all lanes of the track can be seen. In the spring of 2001, a new throwing cage with one circle was installed behind the goal on the first bend D. As a consequence the SP fan has been turned round so one now throws away from the centre of the track. There is a purpose-built hospitality suite with a bar and catering facilities for 150 people, 2 first-aid rooms, a PA system, CCTV and turnstile monitoring systems and a TV gantry at the rear of the South Stand.

Last update: 16/08/2000

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