All you need to know ahead of Saturday's game.
Brighton & Hove Albion welcome Preston North End to the Amex this Saturday, kick-off 3pm.
Matchday travel update
The club has been advised by Southern Rail that a normal matchday rail service will be in operation for this Saturday’s game. We encourage fans to arrive early for this fixture and check the Southern Rail website for rail updates before travelling.
All three park & ride sites will also be in operation from midday.
There is still a limited amount of parking available in Car Park B (formerly the Bridge Car Park – BN2 4PN), though fans are advised to book this in advance at seagullstickets.com.
The club will endeavour to publish any updates to matchday travel at seagulls.co.uk and via the club's Twitter feed.
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.
Please note that the club has already announced changes to matchday travel operations for the Wolves game on Tuesday 18th October. Please click here for full details.
Tickets are still available for this fixture, though many sections have sold out. Remaining tickets can be purchased from seagullstickets.com. 1901 Club members are reminded that tickets can be collected from the new 1901 Club members’ office, located opposite North stand reception.
Dick’s Bar and the 7 Stars Sports Bar will be open from noon, the 1901 Club lounges from 12.30pm, and the concourses from 1.30pm. In the fanzone The Azure will be performing on the bandstand from 1.30pm and the Hop Bar will be open for fans arriving early. There will also be football activities for younger supporters and the club will be trialling a new outside big screen, which will be situated opposite the entrance to Dick’s Bar.
The early Premier League fixture between Chelsea and Leicester City will be on show in Dick’s Bar, the 7 Stars Sports Bar and 1901 Club lounges, as well as the concourses once open.
The stadium superstore opens at 9am and closes at 2.45pm, opening again after the match until 6pm.
The Volt goalkeepers’ kit is now on sale in the stadium superstore, though with limited availability in some sizes. We also have a large range of Nike training kit and the new home, away and third shirts all available to purchase before the match.
The 7 Stars Sports Bar
Fans can book spaces in the 7 Stars Sports Bar for Saturday’s game for just £12. The pass includes lounge access from 12pm until 6.30pm.
A free pool and football table are both included in the lounge, with a pay bar serving a wide range of alcoholic and soft drinks, hot drinks and 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 Seven Stars Sports Bar, please visit http://www.seagullstickets.com and login with your fan number or call 0844 327 1901 (calls cost seven pence per minute plus your network rate).
Minute's applause for Dylan Crossey
Albion fans are being encouraged to take part in a minute's applause for Preston North End supporter Dylan Crossey.
The 15-year-old, who was a regular at Deepdale, tragically lost his life in a car accident and both sets of supporters will applaud his memory in the 15th minute of Saturday's game.
1901 Club Dress Code
Brighton & Hove Albion have made an amendment to the dress code in the 1901 Club lounges, starting with Saturday's match against Preston North End, and members and guests are now permitted to wear trainers.
The amendment follows feedback from members and the evolving fashion in casual footwear during the first five-year term at the Amex. We have researched the requirements at other sporting venues across the country and have amended our dress code accordingly.
Hospitality guests dining in HB's Restaurant 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.
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Food & Drink
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. Piglets Pantry’s Chicken Vindaloo pie and the new Leek, Potato & Blue Cheese pie are our guest items for this game.
Kick It Out
This week’s fixture will see us host our dedicated fixture to the work of Kick It Out, football’s equality and inclusion organisation.
Since 1993, Kick It Out has worked throughout the football, educational and community sectors to challenge discrimination, encourage inclusive practices and campaign for positive change.
Throughout the 2016/17 season, Kick It Out is running an initiative – Call Full Time On Hate – which aims to utilise and engage the collective force of football to tackle discrimination and hate incidents at every level of the game.
The initiative also seeks to highlight the positive messages of inclusion echoed by the football authorities, clubs, players, managers and supporters’ groups.
The late Championship kick-off between Aston Villa and Wolves, as well as the late Premier League game between Crystal Palace and West Ham, will both be on view in the North Stand, 7 Stars Sports Bar and Dick’s Bar.
Preston North End edition of Seagull
Make sure you pick up your bumper issue of Seagull, which includes the next free double-sided first-team collectable poster.
Elsewhere, cover star Steve Sidwell reveals why he had Anthony Knockaert by the scruff of the neck at Sheffield Wednesday, while Sam Baldock takes a look at the season to date.
David Stockdale reveals the inspirational figures in his life, and we catch up with Liam Rosenior on commentator duties at the Amex recently.
Ollie Norwood, Rob Hunt and Solly March are also featured, while in our retro section, Norman Gall looks back at the club’s Fourth Division championship success.
All this and much more can be found in your bursting-at-the-seams Seagull, available in and around the Amex Stadium on Saturday, priced £3.50
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