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ALBION TO MAKE FIRST APPEARANCE AT NEW WEMBLEY

5 May 2017

Albion will play Spurs at Wembley Stadium next season.


Brighton & Hove Albion’s promotion not only guaranteed the club’s debut in the Premier League next season, but it also meant the Seagulls will make their first appearance at the new Wembley Stadium, as they are set to face Tottenham Hotspur in their temporary home.

Spurs will play all of their Premier League fixtures at England’s national stadium next season, while their new ground continues to be built on the site of their current stadium, White Hart Lane.

Albion supporters will visit the famous stadium to watch their team for the very first time, since the multi-purpose venue was redeveloped and opened back in 2007.

The Seagulls have made three appearances at the original Wembley Stadium, as they drew 2-2 against Manchester United in the FA Cup Final in 1983, before losing the replay 4-0.

The third visit came in 1991 when Barry Lloyd’s Albion team lost 3-1 to Notts County in the Second Division Play-Off Final.

Mark McGhee’s Second Division Play-Off winning side would have visited Wembley for their 1-0 victory over Bristol City in 2004, but the showpiece game was staged at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff, while the new Wembley was under construction.

Albion have come close to playing at the new Wembley Stadium since its opening, but defeats in three Championship Play-Off Semi-Finals and in a Johnstone’s Paint Trophy Southern Section Final have prevented them from booking a date.

But the wait will soon be over, and supporters can find out the date of Albion’s trip when the fixtures for the 2017/18 Premier League season are released on Wednesday 14th June.

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