THE Amex is gearing up for a potential expansion.

Brighton and Hove Albion’s owners intend to increase the Falmer stadium’s capacity by adding at least 1,250 extra seats, according to reports.

A club source told The Argus a planning application has been submitted to the city council.

The source said the plan to add the additional seats would go ahead this summer.

The stadium, which has been used by the Seagulls since 2011, currently has a capacity of 30,750.

That figure is set to rise to at least 32,000.

On the club website in December, Albion’s chief executive and deputy chairman Paul Barber said the club was “constantly looking to add seats”.

And he outlined his hopes to accommodate the 8,000 fans on the club’s season ticket waiting list.

He said: “One of the most important things for us is to try and get as many fans as possible into the stadium.

“We are constantly looking to add seats to various places because we have a waiting list of 8,000 and we want to try and get as many of those people in as we can.

“But it’s not just the stadium capacity that we want to improve, but the fan experience on a matchday as well.

“We have upgraded the wifi because we know how important it is, particularly for young fans.

“Outside we’re trying to find a way of putting extra toilets in.”