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Pre-match Brief: West Ham United

02 February 2018

Brighton & Hove Albion welcome West Ham United to the Amex on Saturday 3rd February, 3pm kick-off. Earlier this season, Albion secured their first Premier League away win at The London Stadium.
Travel update

All supporters are asked to head to the stadium as early as possible regardless of how they are travelling.
Trains: Southern Rail have informed the club that they will be operating a full matchday service.
Fans are advised to check Southern’s website before travelling.

Park & Rides: The three sites at Mill Road, the University of Brighton site at Lewes Road and Brighton Racecourse are open from 12pm.

Supporters using the Racecourse Park & Ride are advised to use the entrance off Manor Hill.
Blue badge holders should use the entrance via Freshfield Road. This is to allow vehicles to be parked on the firmer ground at the site.

Car Parks: The Bridge (Car Park B) and Sussex University (Car Park C) have now completely sold out, and there will be no cash sales on the day. Supporters are therefore advised to use public transport wherever possible.

All vehicles accredited to park at Sussex University must enter via Stanmer Park, as there will be no entry at Falmer or Knights Gate.

Village Way will be extremely busy and congested, and supporters are advised to avoid this area pre- and post-match, unless they have pre-booked parking.

Roads: Supporters travelling by road should be aware that part of the M23 northbound section will be closed between junction 10 at Copthorne and junction 9 for Gatwick, with diversions in place.

The southbound section of the M23 will remain open as normal.

Seagull Travel: Seagull Travel will be running their usual matchday services from various locations, and spaces are available to pre-book via their website.

Drop-offs & Pick-ups: There will be no pick-ups or drop-offs along Village Way.

Car park 5 at the University of Sussex, by the Sports Hall, is being utilised to enable fans to be dropped off and picked up before and after the match.

This drop-off/pick-up point is a short walk through the underpass to the Amex Stadium. There are also free shuttle buses in operation.
Opening and closing times

The club shop will open at 9am and close at 6pm. The shop is also closed during the match.

The ticket office will open from 9am until half-time. The ticket office will reopen after the match until 5.30pm.

Dick’s Bar is open from 12pm until kick-off and then after the match until 7.30pm. Please note this bar is only open to over-18s.

All concourses will open two hours before kick-off at 1pm. Post-match, the East/South/West concourses will close at 6.30pm and the North Stand concourse at 7.30pm.

The 1901 Club lounges will open at 12.30pm, with HB’s Restaurant and the Goldstone Restaurant also opening at this time.

The Harvey’s Lounge, Hendy Lounge, Chandlers BMW Lounge, Sussex Skills Solutions Lounge, Mansell McTaggart Lounge, Heineken Lounge, Rivervale Lounge and South Stand boxes close at 6.30pm.

HB’s Restaurant and the Goldstone Restaurant close at 7pm.

The Mayo Wynne Baxter Lounge, italk Lounge and West Stand boxes will close at 7.30pm.

Upon arrival, fans will be greeted by the Dumb Waiters on the Bandstand until 2.15pm. The outside bar and food outlets will be open from 12pm. The outside bar will close at 2.15pm.

We also have the trophy tour of the SSE Women’s FA Cup taking place outside the Amex ahead of Sunday’s fixture against Manchester City Women at Culver Road, Lancing. Fans will have a chance to get their photos with the trophy with tickets still available on the gate for the 2pm kick-off on Sunday 4th February.

Members of staff will also be promoting Safer Internet Day, which takes place on Tuesday 6th February. Ahead of the day parents and children can pick up information, quizzes and pledge cards that give information on being safe online.

In the Family Stand, both the Photobooth and Virtual Reality headsets will be available for fans to enjoy.

On the stadium TV screens in the 1901 Club lounges, Dick’s Bar and concourses, we will be showing Burnley v Manchester City (12.30pm kick-off) and the match between Arsenal and Everton (5.30pm kick-off).
Ticket office

Tickets for this fixture have sold out across general admission and hospitality. At the time of writing, just 500 general admission tickets remain for the Premier League visit of Swansea City. Fans looking to purchase tickets for this match, or the Emirates FA Cup tie against Coventry City on Saturday 17th February, are advised to book in advance online at

Hospitality spaces for some upcoming fixtures are still available in HB’s Restaurant and the Goldstone Restaurant. To book or upgrade for future fixtures contact the 1901 Club team on 01273 878 278 or via email
Seagulls Superstore

The two external retail outlets, situated at the south-east approach t-junction and north-west corner will be open, stocking a range of souvenirs.

Supporters wishing to gets shirts printed are advised this is best done post-match to avoid long waiting times.
1901 Club Lounge Dress Code

We would like to take this opportunity to remind members that the dress code for the 1901 Club is smart business attire for all guests, male and female.

Acceptable attire includes smart jeans, smart boots, clean trainers and canvas shoes. Please note ripped jeans, shorts and flip flops are not permitted. Hospitality guests dining in either restaurant will still be required to wear shoes; trainers will not be permitted in dining areas.

Men must wear a collared shirt or polo shirt. Football shirts, polo-neck and turtleneck sweaters are not acceptable.

Only guests aged under 14 may wear Brighton & Hove Albion replica shirts. Away team colours or shirts are not permitted in any circumstances. Please ensure your guests are aware of and adhere to the dress code as entry will not be permitted if they are not dressed accordingly.

Unfortunately, we will be unable to re-seat 1901 Club members or their guests in general admission areas of the stadium if refused admission to the 1901 Club.

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