Albion face La Liga opponents at the Amex

Getafe to provide pre-season test

16 July 2021

By James Boardman
The Amex will host Spanish opposition when Getafe visit for a pre-season friendly

Brighton & Hove Albion will welcome fans back to American Express Community Stadium for a pre-season friendly with La Liga side Getafe on Saturday 7th August, kick-off 7pm.

Head coach Graham Potter said, “We have a really good programme lined up with some behind-closed-doors and in-house games, we will kick off at Rangers, with a match to be confirmed in between, before rounding off with a really good game at the Amex against Getafe.”

Ticket and full match details will be announced in due course, along with travel arrangements, but the club expects there to be no limits on capacity.

We strongly advise tickets are purchased in advance with prices from £15 for adults, £10 for under-21s and over-65s, and £5 for under-18s in general admission areas of the stadium.

Travel will NOT be included in the ticket price, but near-site parking will be available to buy, and subject to demand, we may open a park-and-ride site.

Subject to availability and restrictions, on-the-day prices will be £20 for adults, £15 for under-21s and over-65s, and £10 for under-18s

1901 club tickets will be priced at £30 and available in the Sun Harvest lounge initially, subject to demand we will also open the Mayo Wynne Baxter lounge. Hospitality is available in HB’s restaurant and is priced at £99+vat. Hospitality can be booked by calling 01273 668855 (option 2) or online.

Getafe, or Sociedad Getafe Deportivo to give them their full name, were founded in 1923 and are based in a city in the south of Madrid. They have played at the top level of Spanish football for 16 of the previous 17 seasons.

The club's home stadium is Coliseum Alfonso Perez which was opened in 1998; Albion played a pre-season there under Oscar Garcia in 2013, winning 1-0.

Their main rivalry is against neighbours Leganes, who are based near the town of Getafe, and have a friendly rivalry against Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid.