The People’s Pension Stadium
The Broadfield; The Checkatrade (until 2018)
Crawley - Entrance to Broadfield Stadium.JPG
Full nameThe Broadfield Stadium
Former namesThe Stadium
LocationCrawley, West Sussex, RH11 9RX
Coordinates51°05′58.94″N 0°11′41.16″W / 51.0997056°N 0.1947667°W / 51.0997056; -0.1947667Coordinates: 51°05′58.94″N 0°11′41.16″W / 51.0997056°N 0.1947667°W / 51.0997056; -0.1947667
Public transitCrawley Railway Station Broadfield Stadium Bus Stop
OwnerCrawley Borough Council
OperatorCrawley Town Football Club
Field size110 x 75 yards
ScoreboardDigital scoreboard on the North Stand
Crawley Town F.C. (1997–)
Brighton & Hove Albion W.F.C. (2018–)

The Broadfield Stadium[2] is a multi-purpose stadium in Crawley, England. It is currently used mostly for football matches and is the home ground of Crawley Town F.C. The stadium has a capacity of 6,134 people,[citation needed] and is owned by Crawley Borough Council.

Between 2013 and 2018, the stadium was named the Stadium as part of a sponsorship deal.[3] In late 2018, the stadium was renamed "The Peoples Pension Stadium" as part of a new sponsorship deal.


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.[7]

Between 2013 and 2018, the stadium was called The Stadium as part of a sponsorship deal with the online trades comparison company Checkatrade.[8]


West Stand

Broadfield Stadium - West stand
Broadfield Stadium - West stand

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

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

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 Stand[3] but was renamed The People's Pension East Stand in December 2015 due to a sponsorship deal with B&CE.[11]


The stadium is located in Broadfield, Crawley. Next to a roundabout about a mile from Crawley railway station and two miles from Three Bridges railway station, which is on the Brighton Main Line. The roundabout has a large white and red football in the centre and is at the end of the Brighton Road, which is easy to find from junction eleven on the M23 motorway.


  1. ^ " Stadium (Broadfield Stadium)". Retrieved 30 June 2018.
  2. ^ "Club information and contacts". Crawley Town F.C. Archived from the original on 30 June 2018. Retrieved 30 June 2018.
  3. ^ a b " partners with Crawley Town FC". Midnight Communications. 5 September 2013. Archived from the original on 26 October 2013. Retrieved 15 September 2013.
  4. ^ [1] Archived 29 January 2012 at the Wayback Machine
  5. ^ Events (3 April 2012). "Stand or East Stand? | Crawley Happy Times Online". Archived from the original on 2 August 2012. Retrieved 20 September 2012.
  6. ^ "Crawley Town 1–1 Crewe". BBC Sport.
  7. ^ "Royals through to FA Cup fourth round". The Reading Chronicle. 5 January 2013. Archived from the original on 2 May 2014. Retrieved 20 January 2013.
  8. ^ "Reds team up with". 2 September 2013. Archived from the original on 17 December 2013. Retrieved 13 September 2013.
  9. ^ "New South Stand sponsors". Crawley Town F.C. 23 December 2015. Archived from the original on 30 June 2018. Retrieved 30 June 2018.
  10. ^ "Crawley Town's new stand will make a 'fantastic atmosphere'". Crawley Observer. 3 April 2012. Archived from the original on 6 April 2012. Retrieved 3 April 2012.
  11. ^ "New East Stand sponsor unveiled". Crawley Town F.C. 24 December 2015. Archived from the original on 30 June 2018. Retrieved 30 June 2018.