Brighton & Hove Albion by Shan Gambling
- Brighton have a new training ground that opened in June costing £30 million. The facility is state of the art and features 14 outdoor football pitches. It has a distinctive “Y” shaped two storey building which contains an indoor pitch, changing rooms, swimming pool, gym, medicine facilities, physio rooms and offices for clubs analysts. The sort of facility fit for a side in the Premier League.
- Leonardo Ulloa’s transfer to Leicester for £8 million rising to £10 million with add ons is the most Brighton have ever received for a player. Brighton have signed Chris O’Grady as a new attacking option and with Craig Mackail-Smith returning to fitness like a second new signing.
- The Brighton youth academy is now level 1 which is the highest level in country alongside the likes of Arsenal and Southampton.Brighton are developing into a side that will have a long term future of home-grown talent and on the field success.
- Since the opening of AMEX stadium in 2011 the Seagulls have seen a rise in record breaking attendances from 20,000 in 2011 to 27,000 at the end of last season. They have boasted the highest home attendances in Championship for there last 3 years since they return to second tier.