Responding to news that Brighton's new Amex Community Stadium has been chosen to host two games in the Rugby World Cup tournament in 2015, leader of Brighton and Hove City Council, Jason Kitcat, said:
I’m thrilled that we are hosting such a prestigious event. It’s great that the joint bid between the city council and Brighton and Hove Albion football club has been successful.
We have a strong track record of delivering major sporting events. The Rugby World Cup will bring thousands of visitors to Sussex who will be able to experience our fantastic cultural offering as well as our hotels and restaurants.