Now one of 25 registered racing tracks in the UK the original Brighton & Hove Greyhound Stadium opened in 1928. The dogs chase an artificial hare around the track and people bet which one will win. In 1976 the track was bought by a new company and many improvements were made. It is said to be as one of the fastest and safest racing tracks in the UK. The stadium was the home of a famous greyhound called Ballyregan Bob, who broke the world record for winning 32 races in a row.This track circumference is 455 metres. Distances raced are 285, 475, 515, 695 ,740, 930 and 970 metres.
The Falmer Stadium( American Express Community Stadium) usually called the AMEX is the home of Brighton and Hove Albion (The Seagulls). The stadium was originally given planning permission in 2002 and was finally built and opened in 2011 . The stadium is used for football matches as well as other education, community projects, business, and private hire events.
Brighton and Hove Albion known as ‘The Albion’ or ‘The Seagulls’ are the main football club based in Brighton and Hove.
The club was founded in 1901 and used to be nicknamed ‘The Dolphins’.
They were originally based in the Goldstone Ground, then used the Withdean Stadium and moved to the Falmer (Amex) Stadium in May 2011.
Official Albion Website
Falmer (Amex) Stadium
Albion in the Community
People take part in The Brighton Marathon to raise money by running 26.2 miles around the city in the quickest time possible.The first Brighton Marathon took place in April 2010.The event involves not just runners but support teams, sponsors, organisers, locals, visitors and volunteers.The Brighton Marathon Weekend includes The Mini Mile Races, the BM10k and the Brighton Marathon Exhibition.