Austria will be the opponents when Stuart Pearce's side travel to AMEX Stadium
England v Austria
An England Under-21s International
American Express Community Stadium, Brighton & Hove Albion FC
7.45pm, Monday 25 March 2013
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Stuart Pearce’s record-breaking Under-21s side will be heading to the south-coast on 25 March where Brighton & Hove Albion’s American Express Community Stadium will host their Euro 2013
Fans can see England’s up and coming stars for as little as £5.
The likes of Liverpool trio Jordan Henderson, Raheem Sterling and Jonjo Shelvey, Blackpool’s exciting winger Tom Ince and Team GB Olympians Jack Butland, Craig Dawson and Danny Rose could feature as Pearce prepares for an important summer.
And the Young Lions are in flying form after their recent 4-0 victory over Sweden
extended their winning streak to seven games – a record at Under-21s level.
As they face their final fixture on home soil before heading to the European Championship in Israel, Pearce’s boys are determined to keep their impressive run going, which has also seen them keep seven clean sheets.
“We’ll certainly be turning up at Brighton with a really strong side.” Pearce told TheFA.com. “By that stage I hope to have in my mind somewhere near to the squad we’ll be looking to the European Championship in June
“It will be worth people coming down to see some really promising players and, hopefully, a really good game.”
Austria will be their opponents at Brighton for the Under-21s first appearance at the new AMEX Stadium. The Seagull’s home was officially opened in July 2011 and four months later hosted an England U19 international against Denmark
A crowd of close to 17,000 saw England edge the friendly 1-0 with West Ham United’s Robert Hall scoring a late winner. Albion’s former home at the Goldstone Ground staged England matches at ‘B’, Under-21, U18, Amateur and Women’s levels.
The game will be the fifth meeting between the two nations’ Under-21s teams. The previous encounters have all been UEFA Championship Qualifiers.
England won 3-1 in Kapfenberg in 1994, Jamie Redknapp notching a hat-trick, and then completed the double with a 2-1 success at Middlesbrough a year later. Peter Taylor’s side won 2-0 in Krems in 2004 but lost the return 2-1 at Leeds after Carlton Cole had given them the lead to delight a 28,000 crowd.
“The infrastructure at Brighton, which they’ve built up over the last few years, is fantastic,” added former England left-back Pearce.
“Gus [Poyet] is a great manager and the team are playing some good football. It’s a first rate stadium and everything is there for Brighton to go on to big things.
“We are delighted to be going there with the Under 21s. We’ve been down to the south coast before at Southampton and they always sell out for us so we are looking forward to something similar again.
“It’s a big game, being our last one at home before we go to Israel, so it would be great to have a big support there to get behind our young and exciting team.”
Tickets for the game are priced at just £5 for kids and £10 for adults. Family tickets are also available at the price of £20 family ticket (2 adults, 2 children), while Charter Standard clubs and Groups also receive discounts.
Book your tickets online at www.seagulls.co.uk, via the ticket line – 0844 327 1901 – and in person at both ticket offices, located at the American Express Community Stadium and Queen’s Road, Brighton.