Pre-match brief: Albion v Valencia

We welcome Valencia to the Amex in our final pre-season friendly on Friday, 2nd August. Don’t forget, kick-off is at 7pm.

By Steph Howe • 01 August 2019

By Patrick Sullivan

This pre-season friendly game will be head coach, Graham Potter’s first match in charge at the Amex, and the final test for the side before the Premier League season begins next weekend.

The match will also be dedicated to fans’ favourite and Senior Player Development Coach, Bruno, who had an illustrious career at Albion, but also spent three years at Valencia. In honour of this, fans will be greeted with a Bruno face mask placed on their seat ahead of the match.

The official match sponsor for this fixture is Mayo Wynne Baxter.

Travel Information – Please note, our normal matchday travel service is NOT in operation

Parking: All spaces at the Bridge (Car Park B) have now sold out, but you can still secure your spaces at Sussex University (Car Park C). Please remember to pre-book via the club’s ticket website, as the club will not be accepting cash sales for parking on the day of the game.

Sussex University (Car Park C) is just a short walk through the underpass to the Amex stadium.

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

Please do not park on any of the local streets close to the Amex, as these areas have a residents’ parking scheme in operation, and enforcement officers will be on patrol.

Village Way will be extremely busy and congested, and we advise that you avoid this area both pre-and post-match, unless you have pre-booked parking.

Park & Ride: We are operating a park and ride service from Brighton Racecourse – (BN2 9XZ) that will be in operation from 4pm onwards, and this service is available for fans to buy in advance at £5 per vehicle from the club’s ticket website.

Trains: For fans travelling by train, you will need to buy a ticket to travel from the relevant rail company, and we advise that you check with Southern’s website prior to travelling.

Buses: Brighton & Hove Buses will be operating a normal midweek service, but you must purchase a ticket to travel from the relevant bus company for this match.

Seagull Travel: Seagull Travel will be running 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, or at the Woollard Way (entrance to the Bridge car park), and we advise that you use our official drop- off and pick-up point located at University of Sussex, where our drop-off point is in car park 5, located by the Sports Hall.

This drop-off/pick-up point is a short walk through the underpass to the Amex Stadium.

By Paul Hazlewood

Opening and Closing Times

The Club Superstore will be open from 9am and will close at 9.30pm after the game. The shop is also closed during the match.

The ticket office will open from 1pm until half-time. The ticket office will be closed during the second half.

Dick’s Bar is open from 4.30pm until kick-off and then after the match until 10pm. Please note, this bar is only open to over-18s.

All concourses will open at 5pm. All concourses will close at 10pm post-match.

HB’s Restaurant, The Mayo Wynne Baxter Lounge and Sun Harvest Lounge will all open at 5pm. All other lounges and restaurants are closed.

HB’s Restaurant and both lounges will close at 10pm.

Please note, all bars will stop serving 15 minutes before the scheduled closing time.

The Fanzone and food outlets will be open from 4.30pm. The outside bar will close at 6.15pm.

In the 1901 Club lounges, Dick’s Bar and concourses, the TV screens will be showing The Ashes pre-match, and Luton Town v Middlesbrough post-match.


On the bandstand, ‘Bangers and Mash’ will be entertaining supporters in the build-up to the match.

Ticket Office

Tickets are still available for this match but please note, the ticket price will increase by £5 from 9am tomorrow, so make sure you secure yours as soon as possible.

Please visit for more information.

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 that 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 under 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 reseat 1901 Club members or their guests in general admission areas of the stadium if they are refused entry to the 1901 Club.

Prohibited Items

We remind all Brighton & Hove Albion and visiting supporters that bottles with tops on them are prohibited at the Amex Stadium.

Our stewards will be strictly enforcing this policy, and bottle tops will also be removed from drinks sold inside the stadium.


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