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PRE-MATCH BRIEF: ALBION V SHEFFIELD WEDNESDAY

15 May 2016

All you need to know ahead of Monday's game.


Brighton & Hove Albion host Sheffield Wednesday at the Amex in Championship play-off semi-final second leg tie, kick-off 7.45pm.

Due to the evening kick-off time, potential travel disruptions and scheduled activities in the lead up to kick-off we are advising fans to arrive as early as possible and be in their seats no later than 7.15pm.



Travel update

The club are advising fans that there may be disruptions to rail services and should anticipate a reduced service from that of a usual matchday operation.

We are advising supporters to either arrive early if arriving by train, look at bus alternatives including Albion’s official travel partner Seagull Travel, or to utilise the club’s Park & Ride facility. We would advise supporters to use Park & Ride 3 from Brighton Racecourse as this facility has the largest capacity for this fixture.

Supporters who use Park & Ride 2 (formerly known as University of Brighton Park & Ride) along Lewes Road, are advised that the car park for the Watts Building will be accessed via a temporary entrance until further notice, due to building works.

All Park & Ride sites will be open from 5pm. Please note all near-site parking at Sussex University is now sold out, and there will be NO availability on the day. Bridge Car Park has very limited availability.
Post-match please be aware there is the possibility the game could be prolonged due to extra time and penalties.

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


Tickets

There are still a limited amount of tickets for this fixture which can be purchased online at www.seagullstickets.com. Please note that this match is ‘ALL TICKET’ and match tickets will not be available to purchase after 5pm on Monday 16 May.

Season-ticket holders are reminded that this fixture is not included in your season-ticket package and in order to attend this fixture you will need to purchase a ticket.

Season-ticket holders are also advised that this game will not be uploaded to their season card and that upon purchasing their ticket they will have selected either a print at home ticket or for a ticket to be posted/collected at the Ticket Office. Only 1901 Club members will have this game uploaded to their season card.

Those with print at home tickets can check the print at home guide to ensure trouble-free access to the stadium on the day.

Season tickets will not be back on sale until the club’s league status is confirmed, but fans wishing to purchase can join the shortlist by visiting www.seagullstickets.com.


Security Procedures

The security team will continue its proactive approach to supporter safety and we ask that all fans are patient and comply with stewards' requests when entering, once inside, and on leaving the stadium.

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.


Upon arrival

On the bandstand we have fans’ favourite Sussex Steel taking to the stage from 6.15pm.

The Hop Bar in the Fanzone will be open for this game and we will once again have Football Pool on offer for young fans to try.

Dick’s Bar is open from 4pm and the Seven Stars from 4.30pm. The 1901 Club lounges will be open from 5.15pm and the concourses will be open from 6.15pm.

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1901 Club members

Due to the very high number of hospitality bookings for this particular match, we are asking guests who are dining to arrive no later than 5.45pm in order to ensure all courses can be served before kick-off.

Food & Drink

For this game, our guest product from Piglets Pantry is the ever popular sausage roll.


Before kick-off

We advise you to arrive early to ensure you are a part of the planned pre-match activities. Please be in your seat no later than 7.15pm.


After the match

Please be aware there is the possibility the game could go into extra time and potentially a penalty shoot-out. Should this happen fans should note the late closing times will remain the same and all areas of the stadium will be closed by 11pm.

Last orders in the Seven Stars Sports Bar is at 10.15pm; Dick’s Bar and the North concourse is at 10.30pm.

Our 1901 Club members in the West Stand are advised that last orders in the Bupa Lounge will be at 10.45pm, with last orders in all other West Stand lounges at 10.15pm. Members of all other West Stand lounges are welcome to head to the Bupa Lounge after the game.

Last orders in the Rivervale Lounge in the East stand is at 10.45pm.


Monday's edition of Seagull



In Monday night’s final Seagull of the season, Anthony Knockaert talks play-offs, the success of former club Leicester City and how he is inspired by close friend and PFA Player of the Year, Riyad Mahrez.

With Euro 2016 just around the corner, Jiri Skalak looks forward to playing his part for the Czech Republic, which includes a group opener against current European champions Spain.

We profile an Albion academy team who played on the continent themselves recently, with a game against the mighty Barcelona, while Albion women captain, Vicky Ashton-Jones, looks ahead to the club’s end-of-season play-off match where a place in Women’s Super League 2 awaits the winners.

We also have reaction from Friday night’s game at Hillsborough and in our popular Albion Retro section, the focus inevitably falls on the play-offs, with Mark Barham recalling the club’s visit to Wembley in 1991.

All this and much more can be found in your 84-page issue of Seagull, available in and around the Amex Stadium, priced £3.50.

UPCOMING HOME FIXTURES

ALBION V SHEFFIELD WEDNESDAY

MONDAY 16TH MAY, KICK-OFF 7.45PM




 


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