Lewes District Council's legal challenge has forced Brighton and Hove Albion to put plans for a new community stadium on hold for up to a year.
The delay is expected to cost the club £50,000 a week in lost revenue - money which would have been generated through ticket sales if the stadium had opened on time in 2008.
Fans said forcing a delay was a deliberate tactic by anti-stadium campaigners who were hoping that the club would fold before the Judicial Review is determined.
If there is a quick outcome to the legal challenge in November the delay may only be for 12 months but a date for the hearing has not been set. It is expected to be held sometime in the summer and the football club hope it would be over in a matter of days.
The Judicial Review is expected to cost the club between £75,000 and £90,000 in legal fees
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