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Pre-Match Brief: Albion v Yeovil Town

25 April 2014

Yeovil Town are the visitors tonight for the final home game of the Championship season, kick-off 7.45, and with a play-off finish still in sight, Albion have everything to play for.

A strong support is once again expected at the Amex, but tickets are still available. The club’s online print-at-home feature is the easiest and cheapest way to buy. Click here to buy online. Supporters can also buy tickets in person today from the Amex ticket office and from the mobile retail unit situated outside of Brighton train station. Please allow plenty of time to purchase your tickets in person later today.

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 throughout the build-up to the game. Plus check out our Instagram feed (@officialbhafc) for unseen pictures and our YouTube channel for free post-match interviews and highlights.

Dick’s Bar & Seven Stars Open From 4.30pm
Fans of all ages can enjoy a full evening at the Amex tonight. The Seven Stars family sports bar and Dick’s Bar will be open from 4.30pm serving a range of hot food for all tastes. Concourses open at 5.45pm.

After the game, Dick’s Bar, the North Stand concourse and Seven Stars will all close at 11pm; other concourses close at 10pm.

Join The Gold Membership
With Albion fighting for a play-off finish, and a short turnaround between the final game of the season and the play-off fixtures, we are offering season ticket holders the opportunity to reserve their home provisional play-off seat now, by signing up to the Seagulls Priority Gold Membership for free. Click here for full information. 

Albion Heroes Back for Cancer Campaign
Tonight's game sees the launch of a new fan-led prostate cancer awareness campaign by Albion in the Community and Prostate Cancer UK starring Alan Mullery, Guy Butters and Craig Mackail-Smith. The campaign aims to raise awareness of prostate cancer and prostate health amongst Albion fans, particularly men over the age of 50.

Albion players will be warming up in special campaign t-shirts and posters featuring the Albion heroes will be dotted around the stadium toilets. Don't forget to stay in your seats at half-time to see the interview with Alan Mullery, Guy Butters and prostate cancer survivor Andy Holmes and see the campaign videos featuring a very special half-time team talk by the former Albion manager! To find out more about the campaign visit www.albioninthecommunity.org.uk/prostate and see pages 64 and 65 of tonight's edition of Seagull.

Travel Guide…Parking Available
Car parking for tonight’s game is available at the Bridge Car Park, just a few minutes' walk from the Amex, priced £15 when you arrive.

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

Alternatively, we have our full travel service in operation for this 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 6pm, 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
The Piglet’s Pantry special pie for this game is the Chilli pie and is available in all kiosks. The guest beer is Haka, by the Butcombe Brewery, which will be available in all kiosks and in Dick’s Bar. We will also be serving Harveys Brewery’s Georgian Dragon in the West Stand upper and East Stand upper concourses, as well as in Dick’s Bar.

Get Your Copy of Seagull
With this being the final Amex league game of the season, chairman Tony Bloom looks back at the season, and the progress made both on and off the pitch.

Simon Ireland, Simon Rusk and John Donoghue also give their review of the campaign with the U21, U18 and women’s sides respectively, while club photographer Paul Hazlewood picks out his favourite images of the season.

Following Monday’s draw with Blackpool, goalkeeper Tomasz Kuszczak issues a rallying cry to the fans and speaks about his own future at the club. Meanwhile, Will Buckley, who made his return to the side following injury against the Tangerines, hopes to play a key role in the final two games of the season.

We also look at a recently-published football book in which Craig Mackail-Smith is a key contributor and there’s news on a new exhibition featuring a former Albion World War I hero.

Former Albion skipper Adam Virgo looks back at an enjoyable season at Yeovil while Alan Mullery has sympathy for David Moyes, whose departure brings back memories of his own brief spell in charge at QPR.

All this and much more will be in tonight’s edition of Seagull, priced £3.50.

Matchday Retail
Take your pick of our new adults’ two-for-£25 and kids' two-for-£18 tees. There are lots of different designs to choose from so make a trip to the Seagulls Superstore when you arrive at the Amex tonight.

It is the last chance to grab one of the last 2013/14 replica shirts for £14.99, with a complimentary presentation box, and we have received training kit from the training ground, which will be sold in-store only, at just £10 per item.

As it’s the last home Championship game of the season we have brought down the prices on many other items too, including player mugs for £1, and men's polo shirts and women’s tees from £5.

Men's track jackets and hoodies are also available from £15.

Remember, if you want to top-up e-cash you can use our quick and easy top-up point located outside of the North Stand. 

The Seagulls Superstore will be open before and after the game with additional outlets outside the North Stand.

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.

The American Express Community Stadium is a no-smoking venue. Fans should note this also includes vapour and e-cigs, as this encourages the smoking of real cigarettes, and does not fit with the club’s non-smoking policy.

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