English Premier League club Brighton and Hove Albion will host Muslims for Iftar during Ramadan at the club’s home ground at the American Express Community Stadium or the Amex on March 27th.
The club announced the news on its website.
More than 400 members of the Muslim community have been invited by the club during the first-of-its-kind event at their home stadium.
“As a club we pride ourselves on our inclusivity and willingness to engage with everyone” Sarah Gould, the club’s supporter services manager, said,
“This is a ground-breaking event, the first of its kind in Brighton, and promises to be a wonderful occasion open to everyone to bring people together and celebrate the holiest month of the Islamic calendar.”
Brighton holding Iftar during Ramadan at the Amex will be one of five activations taking place as part of the Ramadan Festival 2023.
Open Iftar events are the flagship initiative of Ramadan Tent Project, an award-winning charity that brings communities together and spreads the spirit of Ramadan through various initiatives.
Since 2013, Open Iftar has connected over 500,000 people across the country at some of Britain’s most iconic cultural spaces, from the Royal Albert Hall to Wembley Stadium and Trafalgar Square as well as at regional events.
The initiative aims to bridge the gap between people from different backgrounds to form a more harmonious community.
Brighton is not the only club that will do this during Ramadan.
Todd Boehly’s Chelsea has already announced their plans to hold an iftar at Stamford Bridge as well.
Brighton is flying under the stewardship of Roberto de Zerbi currently sitting 7th in the league table with European football a real possibility next season.