Brighton and Hove Albion FC

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Brighton and Hove Albion Football ClubFounded in 1901 in the Seven Stars pub, Ship Street, Brighton & Hove Albion Football Club currently play in the SkyBet Championship. After playing at the council-owned Withdean Stadium since 1999 the long-awaited move to the club’s new £93million home was finally realised in the summer of 2011. The stadium was officially opened as the American Express Community Stadium for the fixture against Premier League Tottenham Hotspur in July 2011.

The 22,000 all-seater stadium also hosted the club’s opening fixture of the 2011/12 Championship season against Doncaster Rovers, who were the last ever opponents at the Goldstone Ground in 1997. The dramatic game finished 2-1 to Albion with a last-minute winner coming from Will Buckley, on his club debut.

The stadium capacity has since increased to 30,300 for the start of the current 2013/14 season, while the matchday corporate hospitality is housed in the prestigious 1901 Club with over 1700 members and 21 corporate box holders. The 1901 Club has 11 lounges that are fully occupied on every matchday with over 2800 guest enjoying the facilities. The team is led by head coach Oscar Garcia sit well placed, on the fringes of the play-offs, and are poised for a promotion push as we enter the festive fixtures.

The club is in the process of constructing a new state of the art £30million training facility in Lancing, which will further enhance the club’s growing reputation as one of the most ambitious clubs in the country, generating further job opportunities in the Sussex area.

Recent Honours

  • League One Champions (2010/11)
  • League One Champions (2001/02)
  • League One Play-Off Winners (2003/04)
  • League Two Champions (2000/01)

Martin Perry, Executive Director at Brighton & Hove Albion FC took Gary Peters on a tour of the new state of the art training ground located in Lancing: