Falmer Stadium Report, July 2011Since leaving their beloved Goldstone Ground in 1997, Brighton and Hove Albion endured a nomadic existence, lodging first in Kent at Gillingham’s Priestfield Stadium until 1999 before calling the cramped Withdean “home” until this year.
For supporters and press alike, the wait for a purpose-built stadium has been interminable.
That wait ends on Saturday, August 6 when the Albion kick off the 2011-2012 campaign against Doncaster in their stunning £93 million new home at Falmer. The 22,376 capacity Amex Stadium boasts state of the art press facilities, as FWA national commitee members Brian Scovell and Tony Hudd discovered on a ...
Loftus Road report, June 2011Brian Scovell and Christopher Davies were the Football Writers’ Association national committee representatives who visited Queens Park Rangers to see media officer Ian Taylor about their new press facilities. If all goes to plan the press box/press room/mixed zone will be excellent. As you will know, Loftus Road does not have too much space but they seem to be making the most of it.
Liberty Stadium report, May 2011Dylan Thomas famously wrote "Swansea is the graveyard of ambition." Championship promotion hopefuls Swansea City Football Club beg to differ with the great man.
When Football Writers' Association national committee members Brian Scovell and Tony Hudd visited the Liberty Stadium to check out their press facilities ahead of the Swans' push for promotion they found a lively, vibrant club willing and able to meet the challenge of Barclays Premier League football.