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PRE-MATCH BRIEF: ALBION V FULHAM

25 November 2016

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


Brighton & Hove Albion welcome Fulham to the Amex this Saturday for a 3pm kick-off.

Once again, due to an expected high attendance, the club is encouraging fans to arrive early for this fixture.

The Sussex Beacon

The club’s charity partner, The Sussex Beacon, will be collecting donations before the game. The Brighton-based charity provides specialist support and care to over 500 people living with HIV each year, offering both inpatient and outpatient services to improve health and promote independence.

Matchday travel update

Due to the ongoing rail dispute, Brighton & Hove Albion are advising fans to arrive as early as possible on Saturday if travelling by rail, or use alternative transport methods. All three park & rides sites will be in operation and Brighton & Hove Buses will be running a full schedule.

There is no cash parking on the day of the fixture and all car parks have sold out.

We also welcome fans arriving at the stadium by bike, with ample bike racks available on station approach, adjacent to the North Stand. Please do not leave bikes in other areas of the car park or secure bikes to barriers and fencing, as they will be removed.

For full details of our matchday travel zone, please consult our travel guide.

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 www.seagull-travel.co.uk.

At the time of writing, the club has been advised by Southern Rail that a full matchday rail service will be in operation for Saturday’s fixture. We encourage fans to check the Southern Rail website for updates before travelling.

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

With over 28,500 tickets sold for this fixture, there are a limited number of seats still available in some areas of the stadium. Advanced purchase is recommended to avoid disappointment at seagullstickets.com.

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Upon arrival

Dick’s Bar and the 7 Stars Sports Bar will be open from noon showing the early Premier League game between Burnley and Manchester City (12.30pm kick-off). In the Fanzone we have the Old Town Blues Band performing on the bandstand, and the Hop Bar will be open for fans arriving early.

The club’s lounge sponsor, and car leasing partner Rivervale, will be showcasing a selection of vehicles in the Fanzone and The Sussex Beacon will be bucket collecting to raise funds to support the important work they do across Brighton and Hove.


Early Bird offers


Due to popular demand, the club’s catering partner Sodexo are continuing their early bird offers of any food item and any alcoholic drink for £8, or any food item and any soft drink for £6. These offers are available in the stadium concourses from 6.15pm until 6.45pm.


Food and Drink

Piglets Pantry’s Lamb with Guinness Gravy and Spinach, Mushroom & Ricotta pie are our guest items for this game.


The 7 Stars Sports Bar


Fans can book their spaces in the 7 Stars Sports Bar for Friday’s game for £12. The pass includes lounge access from noon.

A free pool and football table are both included in the lounge. There is a pay bar serving a wide range of alcoholic and soft drinks, as well as a kiosk-style bar menu.

The pass also includes a free matchday programme, and visitors in the lounge can take advantage of a more relaxed dress code, allowing trainers and replica shirts to be worn.

To book your place in the 7 Stars Sports Bar, please visit www.seagullstickets.com and login with your fan number or call 0844 327 1901 (calls cost seven pence per minute plus your network rate).


1901 Club

1901 Club members are reminded that tickets can be collected from the new 1901 Club members’ office, located opposite North Stand reception. The 1901 Club lounges will be open from 12.30pm.

For this fixture, the club’s catering partner Sodexo will be running an early bird offer throughout the 1901 Club lounges for those arriving early. 1901 Club members will receive a free pint or soft drink for under-18s with every burger ordered before 1.30pm.

The club would like to remind hospitality guests dining in HB's Restaurant that they will still be required to wear shoes; trainers will not be permitted in dining and hospitality areas.

Members are reminded that they and their guests can wear collared shirts, including polo shirts, and smart jeans, trainers, and canvas shoes are permitted.

Please note, replica shirts (under-16s are allowed to wear a Brighton & Hove Albion replica shirt), ripped jeans, shorts, non-collared t-shirts, and flip-flops are not permitted.

Pre-match

In the build-up to kick-off, Rich Reynolds will be speaking to Richard Stubbs, who suffered a cardiac arrest at the game against Wolverhampton Wanderers in October. Thankfully the emergency medical team at the stadium were on hand and Richard will be able to meet the team that saved his life on the day. We will also be surprising a handful of supporters who have been nominated for a Christmas wish this festive season.

Rainbow laces

The Albion players will also be wearing rainbow laces, in support of Stonewall, the charity who have developed a range of measures to tackle homophobia, biphobia and transphobia in sport.
 
Half-time

At half-time, Richard Reynolds will be speaking to Simon Dowe, chief executive of Sussex Beacon.

The Brighton-based charity provides specialist support and care to over 500 people living with HIV a year, offering both inpatient and outpatient services to improve health and promote independence. Those using the charity’s services may be facing serious HIV-related illnesses, dealing with mental health issues or struggling to cope with the side effects of new drug regimes.

Recently rated ‘outstanding’ by the independent health regulator, The Sussex Beacon provides first-class care and support to those in need. To find out more visit www.sussexbeacon.org.uk.


Post-match

After the match, the 7 Stars Sports Bar is open until 6.30pm, with Dick’s Bar and the North concourse open until 7.30pm. All venues will be showing the Yorkshire derby between Rotherham and Leeds United (5.30pm kick-off), as well as the London derby between Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur (5.30pm kick-off).
 





Fulham edition of Seagull
Pick up your bumper issue of Seagull on Saturday, which includes the next free giant double-sided collectable poster – featuring a popular Albion first-team regular!

Elsewhere, Shane Duffy takes a look at his opening three months at the club, while first-team coach Paul Nevin talks us through his globetrotting journey to the Amex.

Cover star Dale Stephens lifts the lid on the squad's tremendous team spirit while Glenn Murray recalls last week’s draw against Aston Villa.

Club captain Bruno hails Muzza’s impact while ex-striker Bryan Wade takes us back to the 1990/91 season – when the side came within 90 minutes of the top flight.

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

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