May 20, 2024

Over £600 million was contributed to the local economy by Brighton & Hove Albion during their historic 2022–2023 season.

 

More than a hundred company executives and council members from the city and throughout Sussex attended the club’s second Economic Impact Report presentation on Tuesday at the Amex.

For the first time in Albion’s 122-year history, Roberto De Zerbi guided the team to a Premier League sixth-place record last season and into Europe.

While the footballing progress is clear, an independent assessment revealed the economic impact of the team’s achievements on the city.

The £612m contribution – a 289 per cent rise compared to the first report in 2017 – includes £327m of direct income, £26m spent by visitors, £20m spent on goods and services in the city by club employees and a further £239m of brand and media value to the local economy, which has increased the city’s profile around the world.

Chairman Tony Bloom said, “Back in 1997, when the board started planning our new stadium, our vision was that the Amex would deliver £23.5m to the local economy and create 750 jobs for local people.

“Now, 26 years later, the second Economic Impact Report shows the staggering contribution of over £600m to the local economy during the 2022/23 season.”

“And lastly, I would like to thank our incredible fan base, many of whom have supported the team throughout this incredible journey. They, along with our growing legion of new fans, should continue to enjoy watching the Albion for many years to come.”

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