In 1997, the old Goldstone Ground in Hove was sold for a pittance by a less than honest director of Brighton & Hove Albion. It's been a long arduous battle but finally the club will be playing in a beautiful new stadium next season. For 2 years Albion played 80km away at Gillingham's Priestfield Stadium. Since then, the club have played at Brighton's athletic stadium at Withdean. It has all been a far cry from when, in the 80's I watched them playing in the top division against the likes of Arsenal, Everton and Liverpool. Plus the FA Cup Final matches against Manchester United in 1983.
|Amex Stadium, Falmer, East Sussex|
In August the 'Seagulls' will be playing in the Championship - OK they won't be up against Arsenal or Manchester City but they will be competing with West Ham, Portsmouth, Birmingham City and Cardiff!