Brighton have revealed the fresh home kit that they will wear when the Seagulls embark on their first-ever European campaign in 2023/24.
Despite changing manager due to Graham Potter’s departure to Chelsea mid-season, the South Coast club enjoyed a memorable 2022/23. Brighton secured sixth in the Premier League – their highest-ever finish. What’s more, this was good enough for Europa League football this coming season as well.
The previous campaign also saw the emergence of numerous exciting players such as Alexis Mac Allister, Moises Caicedo, Julio Enciso, and Kaoru Mitoma. Sadly, though, this has its repercussions, with bigger clubs looking to snipe their talent.
Mac Allister has already joined Liverpool, with Caicedo seemingly edging closer to Chelsea.
But that does not mean there is any reason to not be excited about a first campaign on the Continent for the Albion. So, let’s see if the Brighton 2023/24 home kit can add to the hype.
The new Brighton 2023/24 home kit
After build-up online, including tweets saying “Our new home kit isn’t released today…” in the days leading up to it, Brighton finally dropped their new threads on Monday.
The traditional blue-and-white stripes remain for 2023/24, although they are thinner and more frequent than on last season’s strip. Meanwhile, the yellow on the 2022/23 jersey is gone as well; clearly, the Seagulls are going back to tradition.
A V-Neck collar and plain, blue shoulders hold the stripes down to just the torso. Brighton’s sponsor, American Express, then dissects the vertical stripes thanks to a white, horizontal box.
Overall, this 2023/24 home kit from Nike is a sleek, refined effort that should suit the Brighton style well.
Albion fans will not have to wait long for it to make its on-pitch debut, either, with pre-season underway.
Where are Brighton headed for pre-season?
Roberto De Zerbi’s side is one of six Premier League teams taking part in the division’s Summer Series. This is a friendly tournament, held in the US, with the aim of expanding the Premier League’s audience in North America.
Brighton have three matches in the USA as a result of their participation. Firstly, a clash with Chelsea at the Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia starts their tour on 22 July. Following this, the Seagulls flock to Atlanta’s Mercedes Benz Stadium to take on Brentford.
Rounding out Brighton’s Premier League Summer Series are Newcastle, whom they play at the Red Bull Arena in New Jersey.
The club also has a single pre-season friendly back home, too. This is against Spanish side Rayo Vallecano, who will travel to the Amex on 6 August. After that, it is the 2023/24 season – with the Europa League coming to the South Coast for the first time.
If Brighton can enjoy a successful European adventure in 2023/24, this home kit might just go down in legend.
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