West Ham travel down to Brighton tomorrow evening to take on the Seagulls in the Premier League.

Chris Hughton’s men will put up a challenge for the in-form Hammers, who are aiming for three wins in four league games.

Ahead of the trip, here is all you need to know about the area and the opposition.


Brighton is famous for its beach and amusement pier. (Photo by Andrew Hasson/Getty Images)

Brighton is down on the south coast and it will be a trip to the seaside for the Hammers.

The area is world renowned for being a seaside town with a beach and a pier.

In the summer, Brighton is packed with holidaymakers and day-trippers. But it should be relatively quiet on a mild October day.

How to get there

Brighton now play at the AMEX Stadium, where they have been housed since 2011.

Falmer is the nearest train station. Parking near the ground is not always easy so drivers would be advised to park at a nearby train station and travel across to Falmer.


The ground

The away fans sit in the South Stand of the AMEX Stadium. The total capacity is just north of 30,000.

Food and drink

Brighton has loads of fish and chip shops in the town centre, due to it being a seaside town.

In the ground, they serve ales from local breweries. However, their pies are the most expensive in the league and will set you back £4.20.

There are several pubs towards the ground where away fans are allowed but many opposition fans often choose to drink in the town centre before heading to the match.


Brighton are sitting one place and two points below West Ham in the league. They have not won in five matches and have lost two on the bounce.

However, Brighton beat West Ham home and away last season, scoring three past the Hammers on both occasions.

West Ham will be hoping to continue their good form when they take on former West Ham player Hughton’s team.

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