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Pre-Match Brief: Albion v Donny

7 February 2014

Albion return to action at the Amex tomorrow, following a four-week absence, when they host Doncaster Rovers – kick-off 3pm.

The fixture has had huge significance in recent years, with the Yorkshire club being the opponents for the last ever game at the Goldstone Ground in 1997 and the first competitive opponents at the American Express Community Stadium in 2011.

The club is asking fans to turn the Amex into a sea of blue and white, by wearing their home shirts and Albion shirts are now half-price in store and online – click here to purchase a shirt now – you select the ‘Collect from the Amex store’ option to pick up your shirt on Saturday.

For those wishing to watch other live matches, before and after the game, we are showing the following matches:

Yeovil Town v Leeds United - kick-off 12.15pm
Liverpool v Arsenal - kick-off 12.45pm
Swansea City v Cardiff City - kick-off 5.30pm

We will also be screening Scotland and England's battle for the Calcutta Cup in Six Nations rugby from 5pm. 

The club’s family sports bar, the Seven Stars, will be open from 11.30am; Dick’s Bar will also open from 11.30am serving a range of food and beverages. Both facilities will close at 7.30pm. Meanwhile, concourses will open at 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 on the day from the stadium ticket office and from the mobile retail unit situated outside of Brighton train station.

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.

NB: Supporters who bought tickets online and opted to print at home are reminded they must print the pdf attachment on their confirmation email which has a ticket barcode. Failure to print the ‘print-at-home’ ticket will incur a £1.50 per ticket reprint fee, which will be charged at the ticket office. We advise supporter to arrive early for collections at the stadium.

Important FA Cup Reminder
The Hull City ticket price does not include subsidised travel. Click here to purchase parking online. Alternatively public transport tickets will need to be purchased before boarding a train or bus. To purchase tickets for Albion’s FA Cup tie, or for more information, please click here.

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 be a Sussex Pie, filled with potatoes, minced beef, red onions, carrots, leeks, peas, bacon, beef stock, beef gravy, garlic, red wine, herbs and seasoning. This will be available in all concourse kiosks.

Meanwhile, the guest ale for this fixture is Winter Chocolate Biscuit, brewed by the Batemans Brewery. This will be available in East Stand upper, East Stand lower and West Stand lower concourses from the north-end kiosks, from the centre kiosk on the West Stand upper concourse, from the centre kiosk on the North Stand concourse and in Dick’s Bar.

Get Your Copy of Seagull
This week’s edition of Seagull is a new-signing special, featuring interviews with Jon Obika, Dale Stephens, David Rodriguez and Jeff Monakana.

Saturday marks the 17th anniversary of Fans United and Paul Samrah looks back at that emotive day against Hartlepool. Meanwhile, Attila also looks back at Fans United 2 – The Heart of Football, which featured Saturday's opponents Doncaster.

Leo Ulloa remembers his greatest game, Stephen Ward goes back to school and we take a pictorial look at our opening league game at the Amex, against Doncaster, in 2011.

Tomasz Kuszczak looks ahead to our run of four games at the Amex and we reveal the latest Porsche Player of the Month.

Matchday Retail
Albion’s big retail sale continues on Saturday with a massive 50% off all replica shirts and training kit.

Adults can pick up a replica home or away shirt for just £19.99 while junior shirts are available for £14.99 – if you would like to buy your shirt in advance, visit www.seagullsdirect.co.uk and you can choose to collect your shirt in store on Saturday.

The winter months are upon us and fans can buy selected hats and scarfs tomorrow for just £5.

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 to avoid the busy pre-match rush in the Superstore.

The Seagulls Superstore will be open before and after the game with additional outlets in the East, West and North Stands.

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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