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PRE-MATCH BRIEF: ALBION V LIVERPOOL

1 December 2017

Linton Rogers
The pre-match brief for Albion v Liverpool.

Brighton & Hove Albion welcome Liverpool to the Amex Stadium on Saturday, kick-off 3pm - in the first top-flight meeting between the sides since 1983, as Chris Hughton’s team look to return to winning ways.

After the goalless draw against Crystal Palace, Albion remain in the top half of the league table in tenth position, going into the weekend.

Liverpool will make their second visit to the Amex after winning 2-1 in the Carling Cup back in 2011, and Jurgen Klopp’s team head south brimming with confidence after scoring three or more goals in six of their previous seven matches in all competitions.

Read the full match preview here

Travel update

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

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 12pm.

Please be advised that parking in the Brighton Racecourse will be on the market side of the site, and all supporters must enter the car park via Manor Hill. Disabled supporters will be able to enter via the normal gate at Freshfield Road and park on the hardstand, but must show their blue badges upon entry.
 
Car Parks: All parking at the stadium and university has 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.

Read the full travel briefing here

Opening and closing times

The club shop will open at 9am and closes at 6pm. 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 5.30pm.
 
Dick’s Bar is open from 12noon until kick-off, then after the match until 7.30pm. Please note this bar is only open to over-18s.
 
All concourses will open at 1pm – two hours before kick-off. Post-match, the East/South/West concourses will close at 6.30pm and the North Stand concourses close at 7.30pm.
 
The 1901 Club lounges will open at 12.30pm, with HB’s Restaurant and the Goldstone Restaurant also opening at this time.
 
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 6.30pm.
 
HB’s Restaurant and the Goldstone Restaurant will close at 7pm.
 
The Mayo Wynne Baxter Lounge will close earlier than usual at 6.30pm, the italk Lounge and West stand boxes will close at 7.30pm.

In the Fanzone
 
Upon arrival, fans will be greeted by Unified Rhythm on the Bandstand until 2.15pm. Albion in the Community will also have some fun football competitions in the fanzone for younger supporters.

In the Family stand both the Photobooth and Virtual Reality headsets will be available for fans to try.

We are playing on the concourse screens, pre-match Chelsea v Newcastle United and post-match Arsenal v Manchester United.

Food and Drink

The outside bars and food outlets will be open from 12noon and close at 2.15pm.
 
Ticket office
 
There are no tickets or hospitality left to purchase for this fixture.
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

Home shirts are back in stock, though we advising 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 Christmas gifts and stocking fillers available. Also in store are our seasonal greeting cards and ever popular Christmas jumpers, plus many more festive favourites.

The two external retail outlets, situated at the south-east approach t-junction and north-west corner will be open, stocking a range of souvenirs.
Supporters wishing to gets shirts printed are advised this is best done post-match to avoid long waiting times.

1901 Club
 
Hospitality for this fixture has sold out in HB’s Restaurant and Goldstone 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.

Programme Teaser

In Saturday’s 100-page issue of the matchday magazine, cover star Maty Ryan tells us about his fledgling writing career, his hopes for Australia at next year’s World Cup, and why the Seagulls are looking to kick on from Tuesday’s 0-0 draw against Crystal Palace.

With Liverpool the opposition, we catch up with former Reds inside-forward and Albion boss Jimmy Melia, who looks back at his time with both clubs. Hollyoaks badboy David Easter also reveals his love for the Seagulls, despite being surrounded on set by many Reds fans on Merseyside.

For all this and much, much more, make sure you pick up Sunday’s 100-page matchday magazine, plus pull-out, available in and around the Amex Stadium, priced £3.50.
Read the full programme information here.


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