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PRE-MATCH BRIEF: ALBION V WIGAN

16 April 2017

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


Brighton & Hove Albion welcome Wigan Athletic to the Amex tomorrow, kick-off 3pm.
 

Matchday travel update

The club has been informed by Southern Rail that they will be operating a full matchday service, but supporters are still advised to check Southern’s website before travelling.

Please note that wherever possible, all fans are advised to get to the stadium as early as possible regardless of how they are travelling.

The club will publish updated information if and when it becomes available.


Park & Rides

The three park & rides at Mill Road, the University of Brighton and at the Racecourse will be open at 11.45am, with the first buses departing at noon. Additional buses have also been put on for this fixture.

Due to a Bank Holiday Market being held at Brighton Racecourse, the supporters’ parking area will be relocated, meaning entry to the park & ride site shall be via the main entrance on Freshfield Road. Stewards will direct supporters to their parking locations.

Disabled Blue Badge holders will be parking on the hard-standing car park.

As a consequence of these changes, buses will be picking supporters up from further down the road, so please follow directions from the stewards once you exit your car.

For the return journey, buses will enter via the Garden Centre entrance and drop supporters off at the normal point. The buses will then continue on to the main entrance, where disabled supporters have parked.

BLUE BADGE SUPPORTERS WHO HAVE PARKED ON THE HARD STANDING MUST NOT LEAVE THE SERVICE UNTIL THE SECOND DROP-OFF POINT.

Fans are advised that all park & ride sites must be cleared within two hours of the final whistle.  Any vehicles that are not moved, may be removed at the owners expense.


Car Parks

A limited number of spaces at The Bridge (Car Park B) are available to purchase and can be done so via seagullstickets.com.

Seagull Travel

Additional buses and spaces are available to pre-book through Albion's official travel partner, Seagull Travel. 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.


Drop Offs & Pick-ups after the match

Please note there will be no pick-ups or drop-offs along Village Way.

Therefore the club will be opening car park 5 (within Car Park C) at Sussex University by the sports hall, to enable fans to be dropped off and picked up before and after the match.

Please note that all vehicles entering Sussex University must enter via Stanmer Park, as there will be no entry at Falmer or Knights Gate.


Upon arrival

Dick’s Bar and the 7 Stars Sports Bar will be open from noon. In the Fanzone live music will be on the bandstand from 1.30pm. The Hop Bar will be open for fans arriving early.

The club’s catering partner, Sodexo, are running their usual early bird concourse offer from 1.30pm until 2pm. Buy any food item and any alcoholic drink for only £8, or any food item and any soft drink for just £6. These offers are available in the stadium concourses only.

Piglets Pantry’s Chicken Jalfrezi pie and the Broccoli, Cauliflower & Double Cheese pie are the guest items for this game.

The early match between Sheffield United and Bradford City (12.15pm kick-off) will be shown in Dick’s Bar and the 7 Stars Sports Bar, as well as 1901 Club lounges and concourses once open.


Stadium Superstore

The stadium superstore is open before the match and will close promptly after the game. The new menswear spring and summer range is proving very popular and Albion home shirts have now sold out in several sizes, so ensure you purchase yours soon before they are all gone.


The 7 Stars Sports Bar


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

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, 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).
 

The 1901 Club

All 1901 Club members are reminded that tickets can be collected from the 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 its 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.
 
As the club seeks to clinch promotion to the Premier League, the 1901 Club dress code will be relaxed for the next two games.

Members and their guests will be able to wear replica shirts and scarves - although please note that the rest of the dress code will remain in place. Smart jeans or trousers, along with shoes, smart boots, trainers or canvas shoes must still be worn, please note shorts and flip-flops are not permitted. Hospitality guests dining in HB's Restaurant are still be required to wear shoes; trainers will not be permitted in dining areas, but are permitted to wear a replica shirt.
 
Those choosing not to wear replica shirts must observe the dress code detailed below:
 
Clothing: Men must wear a collared shirt or polo shirt, smart jeans may be worn, polo neck sweaters and turtle necks are not permitted. (Under 14s may wear home replica shirts.)

Footwear: Shoes or smart boots must be worn. Trainers, canvas shoes and flip flops are not permitted in the dining areas.

Hospitality guests dining in HB's Restaurant will still be required to wear shoes; trainers will not be permitted in dining areas.

We remind all supporters booking hospitality to ensure that all members of the party attending the match are also aware of the dress code to avoid any embarrassment on the day. Those not wearing suitable dress and footwear may be refused entry and no refunds will be offered.

Those not wearing suitable dress will be relocated into a general admission seating area without lounge access (subject to availability and proof of identity, a reprint charge of £5 per seat applies).

We also ask all members to ensure that any guests attending matches are also aware of these restrictions to avoid any embarrassment on the day.


Half-time

At half-time the club’s official eyecare partner, Eyesite, will be showcasing football darts on the pitch, with some lucky fans taking to the field to participate.

After the match


The club will be showing the late Championship kick-off between Derby County and Huddersfield Town (5pm kick-off) in Dick’s Bar, 7 Stars Sports Bar and the concourses.


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