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Pre-Match brief: Albion v Leicester City

5 April 2013

Leicester City visit the Amex tomorrow for a mouth-watering fixture, with both teams pushing for a place in the play-offs. There are still tickets available for the match, however we are expecting the match to sell out at some point in the next 24 hours, so please act fast if you wish to purchase additional tickets. Visit or call the ticket office on 0844 327 1901.

NB:There are a high number of ticket collections for the game and fans are advised to arrive early to collect their ticket. Ticket booths will be open from 1pm.

All the latest team news, travel details and any further match information will be available at, on our official Facebook page and via the club's official twitter feed @OfficialBHAFC.

First-team coach Charlie Oatway says the game will arrive too soon for Bruno but confirmed that there are no fresh injury worries for the Seagulls.

Volunteers from the Alzheimer's Society will be bucket collecting before and after the game at the Amex on Saturday, as they lead the fight against dementia. Please give generously where possible.

Special Pie!
We have a special limited-edition chicken-and-chorizo pie from Piglet's Pantry. Remember these specials are limited – so if you wish to sample these special pies, make sure you get to the Amex early to avoid disappointment! Guinness is available in the North Stand kiosks and in the West Stand Lower and Upper via mobile units; while Dark Star is also available in the East Stand Lower as requested by fans – and if sales go well the club plan to continue stocking both products next season.

Get Your Copy of Seagull
In another packed 92-page edition of Seagull Vicente and Liam Bridcutt look ahead to the Leicester game, Leo Ulloa talks about a fantastic start to his Albion career; Inigo Calderon tells us why he puts the team first; Matthew Upson gives fans an insight into his life off the pitch; we meet Albion's new scholars; George Barker reveals his kitbag secrets; Jim McNulty explains why he wants to return to the south coast and we look back at Albion Women's cup success against Lewes.

Albion Hat-Trick
Albion's matchday lottery is a scratchcard based game, giving fans three chances to win one of hundreds of prizes. Match the goal time, to the minute, to win up to £100 cash. Get up to £600 in the lucky number draw, or win one of hundreds of Instant Win prizes (one in four is a winner). Prizes include free matchday food, drinks, meals, programmes, stadium tours and discounts offered by external companies. Supporters must be 16 years or over to enter.

Matchday Madness
With the cold snap lasting through to Easter, be sure to wrap up warm! The Seagulls Superstore will be selling a range of hats and scarves at £5 and winter hoodies from £15.

Fans can also purchase Crystal Palace victory products in-store at the Amex tomorrow, which includes framed prints, mugs and the full match DVD.

E-cash top-up is available at the Seagulls Superstore, the East Stand shop and also the mobile units in front of the West and North stands. All units will be open after the game.

Travel Guide… Parking Available!
Our usual full travel service is in operation for the match, with the trains, buses and park-and-ride services included in the match-ticket package.

You can also book travel via our travel partners Seagull Travel, who pick up from points in all major Sussex towns – and even further afield.

For park-and-ride customers who will be arriving after 1.30pm, we strongly advise you to use the Brighton Racecourse site (postcode BN2 9XZ), where we have excellent capacity and a swift service.

There is car parking available just a few minutes' walk from the Amex, on a seasonal or match-to-match basis, at the Bridge Car Park for all home matches.

Parking is available on a match-by-match basis for £13 per game - to enquire please call the Customer Services team on 0845 873 0251.

E-Cash Guide
By using your smartcard to buy food and drink within the stadium, or merchandise in the Seagulls Stores, you will receive 10% cashback - and queuing time is significantly reduced. If you've not done it before, here is how you do it:

1. Visit the online Seagulls e-cash page via the fan tab at
2. Log in using your unique fan number, card number and password
3. Click top up in the My Details section, and follow the on-screen instructions

Once Seagulls e-cash is loaded, you are ready to go and use your card to pay for food, drink and in the stores!

NB: After topping up your card (over the counter or online) you will need to activate the cash by holding your card on one of the smartcard readers for approximately 15 seconds.

Text in Your Vote for Man of the Match
Finally don't forget to vote for your man of the match and you could win a shirt signed by the player. Simply text 'BHAFC' followed by the number of the Albion player who is your choice to 82055. You can enter anytime between half-time and midnight on Monday.

Texts will be charged at £1 each. Watch out for further details on our big screens and at forthcoming home matches. Winners will be notified within 48 hours of the competition closing.

*Please note that you must have the bill payer's permission and be over 18 to enter. Votes entered after the closing date may not be counted but may still be charged. For a list of full terms and conditions please visit or call our customer helpline 0845 8730251.

We hope you will have an enjoyable day.

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