Crawley Town Football Club
Crawley Town Football Club is the largest football club in Sussex apart from Brighton and Hove Albion. It was founded in 1896.
In 2011, Crawley Town FC:
- became only the sixth non-league club to reach the fifth round of the FA Cup (they lost 1-0 to Manchester United);
- and achieved promotion to the Football League for the first time.
In 2012, the club was promoted to the old Third Division and again reached the fifth round of the FA Cup, losing 2-0 at home to Stoke City.
N.B. The following information was correct as of May 2014.
Prices may vary from match to match, but the normal prices for the 2013-14 season were as follows:
- West Stand: £25 (age 65 or over: £21; age 18 or under: £16)
- East Stand: £22 (age 65 or over: £18; age 18 or under: £13)
- Terrace: £20 (age 65 or over: £16; age 18 or under: £10)
Tickets bought within 3 hours of kick-off were discounted by £3.
Certain classes of disabled supporters are entitled to a free ticket for a companion. For information, phone 01293 410000 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
No information about season ticket prices or availability was publicised on the club’s website.
The ticket office at the stadium is normally open:
- Weekdays: 09:30 to 16:00
- Fridays before a home game: 09:30 to 20:00
- Saturday match days: from 10:00
- Mid-week match days: from 16:00
Opening hours may be extended for certain high-profile games.
Tickets may also be bought:
- over the phone on 01293 410005
- online at https://crawleytown.ecommzone.com/default.aspx
The ticket office may be contacted by email at email@example.com.
Special Event Hire
To hire the executive suite or the bar for a special event, please phone 01293 410000.
Crawley Town Football Club Websites
The official Crawley Town FC website is crawleytownfc.com. Most football club websites are a bit clunky, and Crawley Town’s is no exception. Its main purpose seems to be to show advertisements rather than provide information about the club.
If you actually want to find out anything, you may be better off trying an unofficial website, www.ctfc.net, which is more user-friendly than the official site, although it does not always carry up-to-date information on matters such as ticket availability (your best bet for this is to phone the club on 01293 410005).
There are several supporters’ websites:
Location, Directions and Car Parking
Since 1997, Crawley Town FC have played at Broadfield Stadium, which is next to the A23 at Southgate roundabout. The stadium’s car park usually fills up early on match days. See our Broadfield Stadium page for directions and information about public transport and car parking.
Ownership of Crawley Town FC
The current owners of Crawley Town Football Club appear to be upstanding, law-abiding citizens, although there is a good deal of uncertainty about the source of the money that has bankrolled the club’s recent spending spree. According to newspaper reports, much of the investment has been provided by unidentified business interests in Hong Kong.
The previous owners weren’t quite so upstanding and law-abiding. One of them, described by a judge as a “dishonest and manipulative rogue”, was sent to prison for tax fraud. As a result of financial irregularities during this ownership regime, the club suffered a deduction of points and a transfer embargo; see http://www.clubsincrisis.com/crawley_town.html .