Women's pre-match brief: Albion v Birmingham City

The Amex Stadium plays host to Barclays FA Women’s Super League football this Sunday, when Albion welcome Birmingham City, kick-off 2pm.

By Jake Ketley • 15 November 2019

By Patrick Sullivan
Albion face Birmingham City at the Amex in the Barclays FA Women's Super League

Here is all you need to know ahead of the match.

All supporters are asked to head to the stadium as early as possible regardless of how they are travelling.

Ticket Information

All season ticket holders at the Amex have until 5pm on Saturday to claim their two free tickets. WSL season ticket holders have until the same time to claim their four additional free tickets, along with their own, which must be claimed in order to gain entry to the stadium.

Advanced price tickets for the match cost £3 for adults and £1 for over-65s/under-18s, and can still be bought online at tickets.BrightonAndHoveAlbion.com,

Tickets will be available to supporters on the day from the ticket office at an increased price of £6 for adults and £3 for over-65s and under-18s.

Lounge access seating will be also be available at a price of £15.

Travel Information

Parking: We have parking spaces available at the Amex, in Bennett’s Field car park, which can be purchased in advance from the club’s ticket website at £5 per bay.

By Paul Hazlewood
Bennett's Field car park.

We also have free parking available at the Bridge car park, but again you must register your details on the club’s ticket website to receive your print-at-home Bridge car park parking ticket.

Trains: Southern Rail are running a normal Sunday service with no additional trains for the match, and supporters are advised to check with Southern’s website prior to travelling.

Buses: Brighton & Hove Bus Company will be operating their normal Sunday services and they will not be providing any additional buses for the match.

Seagull Travel: Will be running services from various locations, all free of charge, 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 4.15pm after the game. The store will close during the match.

The ticket office will open from 11am until half-time, and will then close at 2.45pm.

Please be advised that Dick’s Bar will not open for this match.

The concourses will open at 12.30pm and will remain partially open after the match for approximately 15 minutes.

The Sun Harvest Lounge will open at 12pm and will close at 5.30pm to supporters. Please note that all bars will stop serving 15 minutes before the scheduled closing time.

Outside food outlets and bars will be closed for this match.

Pre-match entertainment

There are a host of free activities taking place inside the East Stand, including face painting, photo booth and a caricaturist. Make sure you check them out.

Club Superstore

All external retail outlets will be closed for this fixture.

Cashless Stadium Roll-Out

Working with American Express and catering partner Sodexo, the stadium’s catering kiosks, hospitality bars, merchandise store and programme booths will switch to card payments only for all matches and event days by August 2020, or possibly even sooner. 

By Paul Hazlewood
The club is undertaking a phased roll-out of the cashless system.

The club has already begun a phased roll-out, with the middle catering kiosks in all other home concourses taking credit or debit card payments only.

Prohibited Items

In light of recent high-profile incidents where a range of items – including capped water bottles – have been thrown on to the pitch at a number of matches around the country, we are reminding 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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