Lewes’ Dripping Pan stadium is located approximately 3 miles from Brighton and Hove Albion’s Amex Stadium. The two are separated by many divisions now but have shared players and remain deeply entrenched in the community that surrounds them. The Dripping Pan is next to a park while one can see hills in the distance as the picturesque little ground contains a car park, offices, an AstroTurf ground for their academy as well as a pitch surrounded by two stands on its South and East as well as a grass bank and a terrace obscured by a clubhouse.
As former Lewes youngster Solly March scored Brighton and Hove Albion’s second and subsequent winning goal to earn the Falmer-based side promotion to the Premier League, Lewes FC were sowing the seeds for a prosperous future in a 4-4 draw against Hastings United, 3 miles up the road. Although, Lewes failed to reach the playoffs in a promotion charge of their own, former Brighton and Hove Albion winger and now Lewes’ manager, Darren Freeman and his coaching staff signed a new two-year contract with the goal of chasing promotion next season and bringing through a new generation of youngsters.