Albion’s women eye attendance record

Lucy Somes in action for Albion against Queens Park Rangers earlier this season '''''''            PICTURE BY GEOFF PENN
Lucy Somes in action for Albion against Queens Park Rangers earlier this season ''''''' PICTURE BY GEOFF PENN

BRIGHTON & Hove Albion will bid to set a new domestic league attendance record for a women’s league match next month.

Albion women will play a historic first fixture at the American Express Community Stadium on Sunday, December 6, when they face Charlton Athletic in the Women’s FA Premier League Southern Division.

The current record, which is held by Manchester City, is the 3,180 who attended their Super League game against Notts County last month.

Tickets for the match are available free to Albion season-ticket holders, with season cards automatically activated for the match.

For non season-ticket holders, the prices are £4 for adults, £2 for under-18s and £10 for a family of four (two adults and two under-18s).

Albion boss James Marrs said: “It’s going to be a fantastic experience for us. As it’s getting closer, it will get a little bit more exciting for us and we’re really looking forward to it.

“I expect the players to relish it. I know they’re looking forward to it and it will be the first time they’d have all played at The Amex, so it’s one they’ll be quite excited by.

“I’m just hoping they can rise to the challenge and perform on the day.”

Brighton chairman Tony Bloom said: “We would love to beat the attendance record when we play our first-ever women’s game at the Amex and I hope our fans can help us achieve that.”

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