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    VegasSeagull wrote:
    I wonder what the difference is between the average wage of those that attended the last year at the Goldstone and those of the people that attend the Amex today, then compare that as a percentage of what is charged at the turnstile.

    Football has become expensive and the turnstile price reflects that. The fact that Brighton can rely on such big crowd numbers is testomony what the club is offering, both in quality of the players and the expectation of even greater things to come.
    I remember at the Goldstone the exorbitant price of a polystyrene cup of chips. I don't think things are that much worse at the Amex!"
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Albion attendances skyrocket

Albion's crowds at The Amex are averaging 25,446

Albion's crowds at The Amex are averaging 25,446

First published in Albion by , Chief sports reporter

Albion are on course for one of the biggest crowd jumps in Football League history – thanks to The Amex expansion.

If the Seagulls maintain their present average of 25,446, the increase will be almost 250% compared with 7,351 at Withdean in 2010-11.

That would be the third largest leap in attendances over a two-year period since league football started in 1888 according to Football Economy.Com, the economy of football website.

Albion’s average attendance in the Championship last season, their first at The Amex, was 20,027. The capacity has increased to around 27,500 since then and will rise further to 30,750 by March.

The biggest two-year leap in attendances was at Millwall from an average of 4,034 in the second tier in 1986-7 to 15,416 in the top division in 1988-89, a rise of 258 per cent.

Northampton's increase of 246 per cent to 6,316 over two seasons to 1986-87 is the second biggest but Albion will overtake that if they improve their current average by ten.

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