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Pre-match brief: Albion v Southampton

We welcome Southampton to the Amex in the Premier League on Saturday 24th August, kick-off 3pm.

By Steph Howe • 23 August 2019

By Patrick Sullivan
The pre-match brief for Albion v Southampton

This will be the 72nd meeting between the two clubs, and head coach Graham Potter will be looking to make it three games unbeaten at the start of his first Premier League campaign.

The official match sponsor for this fixture is SnickersUK and the kit sponsor is Brennan Herriott & Co. Accountants.

Before the match, there will be an interview with Albion in the Community (AITC), and at half-time former Albion player and newly appointed U23 player-coach Andrew Crofts will be chatting with Richie Reynolds about his return to the club.

By Paul Hazlewood

Travel Information

There were a high number of fans attempting to drop off on the A27 by Falmer Station at our last home match. This isn’t permitted and is extremely dangerous. We have been advised by Sussex Police that they will be strictly enforcing this policy going forward.

We want fans to get to and from the Amex safely, and those being dropped off for the match should use the designated point in car park 5 at the University of Sussex. From there it’s a short walk via the underpass, to the stadium.
There is also a free shuttle bus in operation.

There will be no pick-ups or drop-offs along Village Way, or at the Woollard Way (entrance to the Bridge car park).

Trains: Southern Rail will be operating an enhanced service for this match, and supporters are advised to check with Southern’s website prior to travelling.

Park & Rides: Both Brighton Racecourse & Mill Road will be open from 12pm; however, please note that the park and ride at Brighton University, Lewes Road, is currently not available.

Car Parks: We have limited parking availability at the Bridge (Car Park B) to buy from the club’s website and University of Sussex (Car Park C) has now completely sold out.

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

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

Buses: Brighton & Hove Buses will be operating a full service within our Travel Scheme, therefore free travel is available to supporters on production of a match ticket, but please check on the club’s website for areas within the bus travel scheme.

Parking: We have no local street parking available for football supporters, as all areas have a residents’ parking scheme in operation, and enforcement officers will be on patrol.

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

Opening and Closing Times

The Club Superstore will be open from 11am and will close at 6pm after the game. The shop is also closed during the match.

The ticket office will open from 9am until half-time. It will be closed during the second half but will reopen for 30 minutes after the final whistle.

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 at 1pm. The East, South and West concourses will close at 6.30pm post-match. The North concourse will close at 7.30pm.

All the 1901 Club Lounges and restaurants will open at 12.30pm.

All restaurants will close at 7pm. All lounges will close at 6.30pm, except for Mayo Wynne Baxter and iTalk, which will both close at 7.30pm.

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

The Fanzone and food outlets will be open from 12pm. The outside bar will close at 2.15pm.

In the 1901 Club lounges, Dick’s Bar and concourses, the TV screens will be showing Norwich v Chelsea pre-match, and Liverpool v Arsenal post-match.

Fanzone

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

We also have face painters in the fanzone and a photobooth in the family stand.

Ticket Office

A very limited number of tickets are available to fans with a purchase history. Please visit tickets.BrightonAndHoveAlbion.com for more information.

Please make sure you arrive and take your seats early and bring the correct season ticket card to tomorrow's match. Only those with age changes or seat changes or who are new season ticket holders will have new season cards.

Club Superstore

The two external retail outlets will be open for this fixture. They are situated at the south-east approach T-junction, and north-west corner, stocking a range of souvenirs.

The club’s ‘mini kits’ will be on sale in the club superstore for the first time.

By Paul Hazlewood

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.

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 refused admission to the 1901 Club.

Restaurant Dress Code

Hospitality guests dining in any restaurant will still be required to wear shoes; trainers will not be permitted in dining areas. All other 1901 Club dress code applies.

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.

The full list of prohibited items can be found here.

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