Date: 8th April 2016 at 8:09am
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With Brighton’s final two away trips to Charlton Athletic and Middlesbrough already sold out, chief executive Paul Barber has confirmed that the club are looking into the possibility of beaming both games back to the Amex as despite requesting extra tickets for both matches, further tickets are unlikely.

With huge demand for both games given Brighton’s hopes of automatic promotion to the Premier League this year, both matches sold out very quickly and having requested additional tickets from the sides, a request has now gone to the Football League to enable us to beam them both back.

Speaking to the Official Site, Barber explained.

‘We are getting superb support in this run-in, as we saw at Birmingham City on Tuesday, and against Burnley last weekend. We have had such high demand for both the Charlton and Middlesbrough games, vastly outstripping supply. We know there are many disappointed fans who haven’t been able to secure tickets for one or both of these games, but are still very keen to watch these matches, so we will do everything we can to give them a chance to see both of them live.’

For the Charlton game specifically, Barber went on to say that the club were confident that met the UEFA criteria for beaming back at 3pm on a Saturday afternoon, and the request to the FL and Charlton for permission to do that has already been sent.

The request for a beamback for Middlesbrough will have to wait until closer to the game though, as given both sides’ positions in the Championship table, the game could well be picked for screening anyway.

‘The final game against promotion rivals Middlesbrough on the final day of the season could still be selected for live broadcast, so we will have to wait until that decision is made by the Football League and Sky Sports – in the week ahead of that game – before knowing whether a beamback will be required. However, depending on the magnitude of the match, and even if it is being shown live on Sky, if the demand is there and we can secure the necessary permissions, we would look to utilise our various lounges at the Amex so fans who want to, can watch the game together.’

Beambacks are typically one camera feed jobs and commentary supplied following permission from the BBC.

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