We are a very proud city recently as Brighton and Hove Albion have finally managed to get themselves promoted to the Premier League. Albion have been on the edge of achieving this for the past few seasons but had always fallen at the final hurdle, but this year the team saw the task all the way through to the end, sealing the deal with a 2-1 win over Wigan in April.
If you've been in the city throughout April you will have seen the huge amount of support for the club, with blue and white Brighton flags flying in shops, pubs and restaurants. It was hard to miss that famous seagull logo! There has been a real swell of pride for team, which was on show on the 14th May as the Seagulls go an open-top bus parade along the seafront.
It has been a real journey for Brighton, who were in the top tier of English football for the only period in their history from 1979-1983, although they fell all the way to the bottom of the Third Division by 1997, saving themselves from relegation on the final day. The club fought back though, and will now play in the biggest league in the world next season, with all the money and glamour that comes with it, welcoming some of the most well-known names in football to the city.
If you are a football lover, or are just looking for things to do in Brighton, make sure you try and get yourself one of the 30,000 seats in the state of the art Amex Stadium on match day next season. Demand will be high, but it is definitely worth taking the trip to Falmer if you get the chance!
With so much going on in this amazing city all year it really is a great place for a holiday, and we are very happy to say that we can add Premier League football to the list from August!
Written by Elliot Hatt