Brighton and Hove Albion fans have being given the chance to leave a lasting personal legacy at the American Express Community Stadium.

The club is offering supporters the opportunity to purchase individual granite heritage stones, including their own unique engraved message.

Brighton chief executive and stadium project director, Martin Perry, explained: “Fans have always asked if there would be an opportunity like this, for fans to make their mark on the stadium.

"The scheme gives supporters and sponsors the chance to show their own support for the club; while I know many other fans will want to pay tribute to loved ones."

Albion are also creating a special dedicated area for all those supporters who donated £250 or more to the Alive & Kicking appeal in 2004 and providing these special granite stones free of charge to mark their support.

Perry added: "Originally we planned to put names on seats, but that would have meant that people's generosity would only have been seen by a handful of people inside the stadium.

"By creating a special area outside the main entrance to the stadium, everybody will get to see the names of those who reached out to support the club during a very difficult time."

The American Express Community Stadium is due to open for the 2011/2012 season.

Posted on 27/08/2010