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PRE-MATCH BRIEF: ALBION V AFC BOURNEMOUTH

31 December 2017

Linton Rogers
The pre-match brief ahead of Albion v Southampton.

Brighton & Hove Albion welcome AFC Bournemouth to the Amex on Monday, kick-off 12.30pm.

The reverse fixture at the Vitality Stadium back in September saw the Cherries come from behind to take all three points; Solly March scored his first Premier League goal, with Andrew Surman and Jermain Defoe on target for the home side.

Travel update

Trains: Southern Rail have informed the club they are running a full matchday service from Falmer station.  

Visiting supporters should be aware of buses replacing trains on part of the service between Bournemouth and Southampton.

We advise all supporters travelling by train to check Southern’s website before beginning their journey.
 
Park & Rides: Mill Road, Brighton University at Lewes Road and Brighton Racecourse will be open at 9.30am.
 
Car Parks: All parking at the stadium and university is sold out.
 
All vehicles that have pre-booked parking at Sussex University must enter via Stanmer Park, as there will be no entry at Falmer or Knights Gate.
 
Drop-offs & pick-ups after the match: There will be no pick-ups or drop-offs along Village Way. Car park 5 at Sussex University by the Sports Hall is being utilised to enable fans to be dropped off and picked up before and after the match. This drop-off/pick-up point is a short walk through the underpass to the Amex Stadium.
 
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 as well as locations across Hampshire, Kent and Surrey. For a full list of pick-up locations please visit www.seagull-travel.co.uk.

Opening and closing times

The club shop will open at 9am and closes at 3.15pm. The shop is also closed during the match.
 
The ticket office is open from 9am until half-time. The ticket office will reopen after the match until 3pm.
 
Dick’s Bar is open from 10.30am until kick-off, then after the match until 5pm. Please note this bar is only open to over-18s.
 
All concourses will open at 10.30am – two hours before kick-off. Post-match, the East/South/West concourses will close at 4pm and the North Stand concourses close at 5pm.
 
The 1901 Club lounges will open at 10.30am, with HB’s Restaurant also opening at this time (Goldstone Restaurant is not open for this fixture).
 
The Harvey’s Lounge, Hendy Lounge, Chandlers BMW Lounge, Sussex Skills Solutions Lounge, Mansell McTaggart Lounge, Heineken Lounge, Rivervale Lounge and South stand boxes will close at 4pm.
 
HB’s Restaurant will close at 4.30pm.

The Mayo Wynne Baxter Lounge, the italk Lounge and West stand boxes will close at 5pm.

Food and Drink

The outside bars and food outlets will be open from 10am, with the bar closing at 11.45am.

Ticket Office

Albion fans are advised that this Premier League match against Bournemouth at the Amex on Monday is expected to sell out very soon.

A small number of seats are available from returns via the season-ticket exchange and a limited number of lounge access seats are still available for £95 each plus booking fee. Tickets are on general sale and can be purchased online at seagullstickets.com or by calling 0844 327 1901 (calls cost seven pence per minute plus your network access charge).

Tickets are also expected to sell out for other upcoming fixtures. Fans are advised to purchase tickets for all upcoming matches online to avoid long queues on matchday.

Seagulls Superstore

Limited numbers of home shirts are back in stock, though we advise supporters to purchase shirts ahead of matchday at seagullsdirect.co.uk to avoid long queues and waiting times.

In store we have a range of items that feature in the January sale. The external retail outlet situated at the north-west corner will be open, stocking a range of souvenirs.

Supporters wishing to get shirts printed are advised this is best done post-match to avoid long waiting times.

1901 Club

Hospitality for this fixture is available in HB’s Restaurant. To book or upgrade for future fixtures, contact the 1901 Club team on 01273 878 278 or via email commercial@bhafc.co.uk.

Lounges Dress Code

We would like to take this opportunity to remind members that the dress code for the 1901 Club is smart business attire for all guests, male and female.
 
Acceptable attire includes smart jeans, smart boots, clean trainers and canvas shoes. Please note ripped jeans, shorts and flip flops are not permitted. Hospitality guests dining in either restaurant will still be required to wear shoes; trainers will not be permitted in dining areas.

Men must wear a collared shirt or polo shirt. Football shirts, polo-neck and turtleneck sweaters are not acceptable. Only guests aged under 14 may wear Brighton & Hove Albion replica shirts. Away team colours or shirts are not permitted in any circumstances. Please ensure your guests are aware of and adhere to the dress code as entry will not be permitted if they are not dressed accordingly.

Unfortunately, we will be unable to re-seat 1901 Club members or their guests in general admission areas of the stadium if refused admission to the 1901 Club.

Post-match

On the concourse and lounge TV screens the Championship fixture between Leeds Utd and Nottingham Forest will be shown after Albion’s match.


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