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PRE-MATCH BRIEF: ALBION V FOREST

11 August 2016

All you need to know ahead of Friday night's game.


Brighton & Hove Albion host Nottingham Forest this Friday evening, in the first home game of the Championship campaign. It also the fifth anniversary of our first competitive fixture at the American Express Community Stadium.

To mark the occasion, we are encouraging supporters to be in their seats approximately 30 minutes before kick-off to enjoy the full pre-match anniversary show, as the club looks back through five memorable years at the stadium.

There will be a flag on every seat in order to replicate the unforgettable scenes from the first-ever fixture at the stadium against Doncaster in 2011.


Matchday travel

Albion fans are advised that although industrial action has been suspended by Southern railway workers, no train services will stop at Falmer station after 5pm on Friday.

Supporters travelling to the game are therefore advised to still seek alternative methods of transport.

All park & ride sites are in operation. The additional park & ride sites at Lewes train station and Marine Parade will operate on a first come, first served basis. Brendon Equestrian Centre park & ride in Pyecombe still has availability, but this facility must be pre-booked at seagullstickets.com.

The Sainsbury’s West Hove park & ride site is now sold out – please do not use this site if you have not pre-booked.

Click here for full information on the club’s travel contingency plans, as well as details of last return time trains.

The club will endeavour to publish any updates to matchday travel at seagulls.co.uk and via the club's twitter feed.


Tickets

All 1901 Club members should have now received your renewal pack. If you have not received your pack or parking pass by the morning of Friday 12th August, please call 0344 324 6282 (option 6) or email supporter.services@bhafc.co.uk.

Your pack contains your new 1901 Club Membership cards, lanyards and where applicable, a car parking pass. Please destroy any old 1901 Club cards you have as these are no longer valid. You will not be permitted to enter the stadium with last season’s cards.

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Finally, some of the club’s highest-attending fans in the past five years will be invited to take part in the proceedings.

The club’s production department have also put together a montage of the stand-out memories from the Amex era, plus the ever-popular pre-match video of the club’s best moments from history has also been updated for the new season and will get its first airing.

During the pre-match build-up, chairman Tony Bloom and director Martin Perry will be interviewed pitchside, with the chairman revealing his personal top three Amex moments.

Pre-match


for more details of the club’s new food & drink offerings. Click here The guest pie for this fixture is a Butter Chicken pie from Piglets Pantry.
 
In the stadium concourses, the club’s catering partner Sodexo will be running a limited time offer for the first 30 minutes of opening, with an early bird offer of any food item and an alcoholic drink for just £8, or any food item and any soft drink for just £6.
 
Food & Drink
 

, will be joining us from 6.15pm and Albion in the Community will be running football activities for younger fans. The Hop Bar will also be open for this fixture. The Dumb Waiters Dick’s Bar will be open from 5pm, the 1901 Club lounges from 5.15pm and the concourses from 6.15pm. In the Fanzone previous performers on the bandstand,
 
Upon arrivalNottingham Forest edition of Seagull



Be sure to pick up your new-look Seagull on Friday night, as it will include a free giant, double-sided collectable poster.

One side will be a celebration of five years at the Amex – flip it over and you have the first in a new series of giant collectable first-team squad posters, this issue featuring David Stockdale.

Each matchday programme thereafter will include a free giant poster insert – making it the perfect addition to any bedroom wall or workplace!

To celebrate five years at the Amex, we have a six-page special feature, including contributions from the likes of Norman Cook, John Baine, Gareth Southgate, Martin Perry and Inigo Calderon.

Elsewhere, we speak to Albion new boys Glenn Murray and Oliver Norwood, while we have interviews with a difference from Sam Baldock, Liam Rosenior and David Stockdale.

Pick up your copy from in and around the Amex Stadium, priced £3.50.
 
To read all the latest Albion news ahead of kick-off visit www.seagulls.co.uk.

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