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PRE-MATCH BRIEF: ALBION V READING

24 February 2017

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


Brighton & Hove Albion welcome Reading to the Amex tomorrow evening, for the late 5.30pm kick-off.
 
Matchday travel update

The club has been informed by Southern Rail that a full matchday service will be in operation for the game, but fans are advised to check their 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 2.15pm, with the first buses departing at 2.30pm, to ensure arrival in time for the earlier concourse opening.

 
Car Parks

The Bridge (Car Park B) has spaces available to book via seagullstickets.com at £12 per bay.

 
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.

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


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.
 

Tickets

Tickets are still available for this fixture and can be purchased from the ticket office before kick-off. Anyone wishing to purchase tickets for upcoming fixtures will be able to do so before the game. The Newcastle fixture on Tuesday 28th February has sold out.

Upon arrival

Dick’s Bar and the 7 Stars Sports Bar will be open from 2.30pm and concourses will be opening from the earlier time of 3pm. With the later kick-off time of 5.30pm, the club will be opening concourses earlier than usual before the game to allow fans to watch the results of the other EFL and Premier League games come in.
 
The Sussex Heart Charity will be bucket collecting around the stadium in the lead up to the match and any change would be much appreciated for this great cause.

The club’s catering partner, Sodexo, are running some additional early bird offers with the concourses opening at the earlier time of 3pm.

From 3pm until 4pm buy any pie and a pint of either Fosters or Harvey’s for just £6.50. From 4pm until 4.30pm, any food item and any alcoholic drink is on offer for £8, or any food item and any soft drink is just £6. These offers are available in the stadium concourses only.
 
Piglets Pantry’s Chilli & Fairtrade Chocolate Pie and the Butternut Squash & Spicy Vegetable Pie are the guest items for this game.

In the Fanzone we have a live band on stage from 3.45pm and the Hop Bar will be open for fans arriving early.


Stadium Superstore

From Saturday 25th until Tuesday 28th February, get a free £10 voucher to spend at the stadium superstore in March when purchasing any size home or goalkeeper shirt.

The stadium superstore is open before the match and will close promptly after the game.

 
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 2.30pm.

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, 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 new 1901 Club members’ office, located opposite North Stand Reception. The 1901 Club lounges will be open from 3pm.

The club’s catering partner Sodexo will be running their 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 4pm.

The dress code for the 1901 Club is smart business attire as 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.

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