On a trip to London in February I stayed in Crawley, where I could not resist getting a taste of lower league football. It was stereotypical weather, a little wet and a little dreary, but it did little to dampen my spirits as I searched for a Crawley Town shirt at the Broadfield Stadium (capacity 5,996). The pedestrian underpass is decorated in team colors, and the stadium walls still celebrate the team’s recent promotions to the third tier of English soccer. The final picture was taken at a Crawley fan hangout, where the locals lamented Britain’s choice to join the EU in the face of the economic downturn and mass-immigration from Eastern Europe.
Broadfield Stadium, Crawley, England – Crawley Town FC
February 15, 2012