Premier League side Brighton & Hove Albion took advantage of a visit from this year’s champions, Manchester City, to surprise their fans with their new home jersey for 2021-22.
The Seagulls wore the new Nike-manufactured duds on Tuesday, May 18, at the American Express Community Stadium in front of roughly of their 8,000 fans. Supporters were allowed back in Premier League stadiums this week for the first time in months.
Brighton’s jersey features their traditional blue and white stripes in equal widths on the front and sleeves. The back has a solid blue panel to help with the legibility of names and numbers. The collars and sleeve cuffs are solid white, and yellow stripes run down the sides of the shirt.
It’s a return to tradition, as Brighton’s 2020-21 home jerseys were mainly blue with white pinstripes.
“10 YEARS AT THE AMEX” is printed in yellow inside the collar of the 2021-22 shirt. Brighton & Hove Albion started playing at the American Express Community Stadium during the 2011-12 season. The club had been without a home for 12 years before this, sharing grounds with other clubs, because the board of directors decided to sell their old stadium, Goldstone Ground in Hove, and the club was evicted after the 1996-97 season.
The shorts that go with the jersey are blue, with a yellow stripe running about halfway up each side. These are paired with white socks.
The new kits brought good luck, as Brighton defeated Manchester City 3-2 on Wednesday.