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PRE-MATCH BRIEF: ALBION V CHARLTON

4 December 2015


In the first of three home games in December, Charlton Athletic are the visitors to the Amex this coming Saturday.

Karel Fraeye’s Addicks team are currently 21st in the Championship table, just one point ahead of Huddersfield Town who currently reside in the relegation zone.

New security procedures
In light of a recent security review, we would like to advise fans that the club will be taking a proactive approach to supporter safety and we ask that all supporters are patient and comply with stewards' requests when entering, once inside and on leaving the stadium.

We would also strongly advise that you arrive at the stadium at least 30–45 minutes earlier than usual. Please note, security WILL NOT be reduced or compromised in the event of queues forming to clear security.

Please ensure all coats and jackets are open and ready to be searched, and we would advise avoiding bringing any bags with you to the stadium unless it is absolutely necessary, as this may slow your entry, and that of other supporters, to the stadium.

Travel Update
All P&R car park sites as well as train services are expected to run as usual with no known maintenance scheduled.

Albion’s official travel partner Seagull Travel collects from over 120 pick-up locations covering East and West Sussex and the surrounding counties. Seats can be booked via eventtravel-hub.co.uk or by calling 0845 9011 442.

Upon arrival
Those looking to start their Christmas shopping ahead of the game can visit the Albion Superstore from 9am. In store we also have the fifth instalment of our advent offer which will be announced at 7am on Saturday and available in store on the day.

As per usual for a 3pm kick-off, Dick’s Bar will open at 11.30am followed by the Seven Stars at noon.

The 1901 Club lounges will open from 12.30pm and concourses at 1.30pm. Before the Albion game, fans will be able to watch the early Premier League fixture between Stoke City and Manchester City (kick-off 12.45pm) in all bars, lounges and concourses once open.

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Fanzone
This week we welcome the Salvation Army band to the bandstand. Albion in the Community will also be running soccer skills sessions for younger Albion fans.

Food & Drink
Saturday’s guest ale is Harveys Old Ale and the guest Piglet’s Pantry product is the Chicken Balti Pie.

After the match
Fans are welcome to remain at the stadium after the match. 1901 Club members in the East stand will be advised that some lounges will be closing earlier than usual at 6.30pm. The BUPA and Overline lounges will close earlier than usual for this game, with last orders at 6.30pm. Only the Chandlers BMW lounge will be open until 8pm, but members of all lounges are welcome to spend time in this lounge after the Albion game.

The late Premier League game between Chelsea and Bournemouth (5.30pm kick-off) will be shown in the Seven Stars, Dick’s Bar and the North Stand concourse. Last orders in the Seven Stars is 7.15pm, Dick’s Bar is 7.45pm and North concourse is also 7.45pm.

In this week’s copy of Seagull



In Saturday’s 84-page issue of Seagull, James Wilson tells us why he swapped Manchester United for the Amex, and he reflects on a winning debut against Birmingham City.

Fellow new arrival Rajiv van La Parra reflects on a rollercoaster year, and we also catch up with Richie Towell, who is set to join in January from League of Ireland side Dundalk.

Dale Stephens tells us why this has been his best season to date and chairman Tony Bloom gives us his take on the 2014/15 club accounts that were published this week.

There’s a chance to win Bobby Zamora’s signed and worn boots, while an Albion flag signed by members of the first-team squad is also up for grabs.

With Charlton the visitors, our ever-popular Retro section has a London feel to it, with Clive Walker, Alan Mullery and Alan Curbishley all featured.

All this and much more can be found in Saturday’s issue of Seagull, available in and around the Amex Stadium, priced £3.50.

UPCOMING HOME FIXTURES

ALBION V CHARLTON ATHLETIC 

SATURDAY 5TH DECEMBER, KICK-OFF 3PM


ALBION V MIDDLESBROUGH 

SATURDAY 19TH DECEMBER, KICK-OFF 12.30PM



ALBION V IPSWICH TOWN  

TUESDAY 29TH DECEMBER, KICK-OFF 7.45PM


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