Sussex

Seagulls fans first to marry at new Amex stadium

Amex Stadium
Image caption Kevin Attwood and Susan King are Seagulls season ticket holders at the new stadium

A couple from West Sussex who delayed their wedding for a year so they could get married at the new Brighton and Hove Albion stadium are tying the knot.

Kevin Attwood and Sue King, from Shoreham, are the first couple to have their wedding at the new Amex stadium.

"I have been a massive fan since I was about nine years old and it's absolutely a dream come true for me," said Mr Attwood.

He said the idea of getting married at the stadium had "grown" on his bride.

Brighton & Hove Albion will play their first league game at the new stadium at Falmer, East Sussex, in August.

The last match was played at the old Withdean Stadium in May.

The couple's wedding is being held overlooking the away supporters' end while the reception is at opposite end of the ground overlooking their seats in the North Stand.

"The plan was to get married about a year ago but they didn't have a wedding licence at the Withdean but they told us that the Amex would have one," Mr Attwood said.

"So we decided we would wait a year. We were over the moon to find out we would be the first ones there."

He joked that their guests were planning a 40-a-side game during the evening reception.

"Actually, I think we would all get thrown out and our season tickets revoked if we touch the pitch," he said.

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