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Pre-Match Brief: Albion v Derby County

8 May 2014

Derby County visit the Amex tonight for the first leg of Albion’s play-off campaign, kick-off 7.45pm, so read on carefully for all of the information ahead of the biggest game of the season so far.

A sell-out crowd is anticipated, but we still have some tickets available for supporters who haven’t yet secured their seat. Tickets are on sale to all Albion fans, regardless of previous purchase history, and fans can purchase up to four tickets for this game, so make it a family event. The club’s online print-at-home feature is the easiest and cheapest way to buy so click here to buy online. Tickets will also be on sale from the club’s mobile retail unit, which will be at Brighton train station all day, until 7.45pm.

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.

Printing Your Ticket at Home?
If you chose the Print-at-Home option when purchasing a ticket for tonight’s game, you ticket would have been delivered as a PDF document attached to the confirmation email. This PDF must be printed as it features the entry barcode. One A4 sheet of paper must be used for each ticket and the barcode printed clearly. Please ensure your printer is in good working order and the barcode is not blurry or faint.

Failure to print the ticket will result in joining a queue to have your ticket(s) reprinted.  Reprints will cost £1.50 per ticket. Click here for a video guide of how to print your ticket at home.

Collections: Arrive Early
Due to the short turnaround between the Championship climax on Saturday and tonight’s game we expect a large number of collections from the stadium, which will inevitably result in large queues. We advise all supporters who are collecting their ticket(s) at the Amex to arrive as early as possible. There could be up to 4,000 collections on the night.

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.

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
We have two Piglet’s Pantry special pies for this game, with the popular Chilli and Chicken Balti pies both available – these will be available in all kiosks. The guest beer is Georgian Dragon, by the Harveys Brewery, which will be available in all kiosks and in Dick’s Bar.

Get Your Copy of Seagull
We have another bumper 84-page edition of Seagull tonight with cover star Matthew Upson talking about his Player of the Season award, Saturday’s epic win at Nottingham Forest and Albion’s play-off hopes against The Rams.

We have all the action from the awards night, including interviews with Jake Forster-Caskey, Rohan Ince and Tammy Waine.
Stephen Ward and Craig Mackail-Smith reveal why momentum is so important at this stage of the season, while we also look at Albion’s play-off history.

Former Seagull and Ram, goalkeeper Graham Moseley, talks about the importance of getting to Wembley, while away from the football pitch, we take a look at the Albion in the Community Annual Report.

All this and much more can be found in your award-winning Seagull, available at the Amex tonight, priced £3.50.

Matchday Retail
We have taken a restock of family-favourite products aimed at the younger fans. We have scarves, foam fingers and flags available in the Seagulls Superstore tonight, so pop in when you arrive.

Albion will be wearing their yellow away kit for the second play-off leg on Sunday evening, and we still have an extensive range of shirts available in-store for you to get kitted out. We have the away shirt available in small, large, XL and XXL for £14.99.

Meanwhile we’ve received another small batch of training kit from the football department, and these products will be available for £10 or less. Or 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.

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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