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Pre-Match Brief: Albion v Leicester City

6 December 2013

Albion host top-of-the-table Leicester City tomorrow afternoon – kick-off 3pm.

We’re expecting another bumper crowd for the game, and fans travelling by train from Brighton will see our mobile retail unit positioned outside the station, selling official merchandise, matchday programmes and match tickets from 10am.

For those of you getting to the Amex early, we’ll be showing the Derby v Blackpool game on TVs from 12.15pm, and the Manchester United v Newcastle United Premier League clash from 12.45pm. Post-match, the Sunderland v Spurs game will be on TVs from 5.30pm – along with our usual post-match highlights of the game.

Dick’s Bar will open at 11am and concourses will be open from 1pm.

Tickets for the game are still available and the club’s online print-at-home feature is the easiest, and cheapest, way to buy. Click here to buy online. Supporters can buy tickets in person from the stadium ticket office up to an hour and a half before kick-off, or over the phone on 0844 327 1901.

All the latest team news, travel details and any further match information is available at www.seagulls.co.uk, on our official Facebook page and via the club's official Twitter feed @OfficialBHAFC in the build-up to the game. Plus check out our YouTube channel for free post-match interviews and highlights.

Travel Guide……Parking Available
Car parking is available at the Bridge Car Park, just a few minutes' walk from the Amex, priced £15 on the day. 

Remember, if parking is booked online or via the ticket office, in advance of our postal cut-off two working days ahead of the game, it is available for £13.

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.

Alternatively, our full travel service is in operation for the match, with the trains, buses and park-and-ride services included in the match-ticket package. For park-and-ride customers who will be arriving after 1pm, we strongly advise you to use the Brighton Racecourse site (postcode BN2 9XZ), where we have excellent capacity and a swift service.

Food and Drink
Tomorrow’s special pie will again be the Chicken Balti pie – back by popular demand, and this will be available in all concourse kiosks.

Pulled Pork baps will be available in the North Stand concourse, from the centre kiosk, and in the West Stand lower and West Stand upper concourses, from the kiosks at the south end. Like Tuesday night, these baps are priced at £3.90 each, and are available in the two for £6 or three for £7 meal deals.

The guest ale for this fixture is Everards Tiger and this will be available in the West Stand and North Stand.

Dick’s Bar will be open from 11am and will have Harveys Wild Hop, Harveys Best Bitter and the seasonal special, Harveys Old Ale, available. There will also be a hot meal deal available: get a Piglet’s Pantry pie, mashed potato, mushy peas and gravy, accompanied by a pint of Heineken or Harveys Best Bitter, for £9.

Get Your Copy of Seagull
In the Leicester City edition of Seagull read a revealing interview from Kemy Agustien who talks about his tough upbringing in Holland, his views on the future of English football and his desire to play regularly for Albion.

We also talk to Brighton, the Norwegian indie rock band named after our football club!

Will Buckley has mixed emotions following Tuesday's defeat against Barnsley, while Craig Conway reflects on a successful November.

Inigo Calderon looks at his life in pictures, Casper Ankergren recalls the afternoon when he went face to face with Tomasz Kuszczak, while Craig Mackail-Smith remembers his school days.

Matchday Retail
Christmas shopping is in full swing at the Amex and to help you we have some amazing matchday bundles in-store.

The My First Game bundle consists of a junior replica shirt, a jester hat, knitted gloves and a foam Seagull – all for just £36.99 – a saving of £9.48. Our Winter Warmer includes an adults’ hooded top, a pair of fleece gloves and a winter hat for just £41.99 – a saving of £10.98 – and our Get Your Kit On bundle includes a replica shirt, bronx hat and winter gloves for just £43.49 – a whopping saving of £11.48.

If none of these tempt you we have even more Christmas bundles in-store and all will be available right up until Christmas – but hurry, they’re only available while stocks last!

The Seagulls Superstore will be open before and after the game with additional outlets in the East, West and North Stands – all open for your Christmas shopping.

How Far Could Your Support Go This Christmas?
The club’s Christmas Raffle, raising funds for Albion in the Community’s disability projects, is in full swing.

If you wish to get more tickets or to drop off counterfoils/monies please go to any of the programme booths or the Seagulls Superstore. We also have a very limited number of signed balls available for those who have sold 80 tickets. These will be given out on a first-come-first-served basis tomorrow from the Shirt Printing and Merchandise Store opposite Dick's Bar, before the match only. Don’t worry if you miss out on getting your ball tomorrow, all of you who sell over 80 tickets will receive a ball in due course.

Thanks to the generous support of local businesses we have 15 fantastic prizes, including a first prize of £2,000. The raffle will be drawn at the Huddersfield Town match at the Amex on Saturday 21 December.

Please make all cheques payable to 'Brighton and Hove Albion'.

E-Cash Guide
Our Seagulls e-cash system is more rewarding to those fans arriving earlier and staying later. Click here for full details.

By using your smartcard to buy food and drink within the stadium you can earn a degree of 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 www.seagulls.co.uk
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.

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