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PRE-MATCH BRIEF: ALBION V MK DONS

6 January 2017

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


Brighton & Hove Albion welcome MK Dons to the Amex this Saturday, kick-off 3pm, for an Emirates FA Cup third round tie.

 
Matchday travel update

The club are advising fans that the free travel scheme is not in operation for the game.

Fans intending to travel by train or bus to and from this match must purchase their tickets from the relevant transport providers.
 
Additionally, the club will not be operating the three usual park & ride sites at the University of Brighton, Mill Road and Brighton Racecourse for this game.
 
Car parking is available at Car Park B (The Bridge) and at Car Park C (Sussex University), but spaces must be purchased in advance costing £12 each via seagullstickets.com.
 
Please note there will be no pick-ups or drop-offs along Village Way, due to the large volume of buses and coaches attending this match.
 
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.
 
Albion's official travel partner, Seagull Travel, collects from over 120 pick-up locations covering East and West Sussex and surrounding counties. Additional buses have been secured through Seagull Travel and spaces are available to pre-book via www.seagull-travel.co.uk.
 
The club will endeavour to publish any updates to matchday travel at seagulls.co.uk and via the club's Twitter feed.
 

Tickets

Tickets for this fixture will be available to purchase on the day of the game, with the ticket office open from 9am. Tickets for the upcoming visit of Sheffield Wednesday are also available. 1901 Club members are reminded that tickets can be collected from the 1901 Club members’ office, located opposite North Stand reception.  
 
Season-ticket holders are reminded that cup fixtures are not included as part of your season ticket. Your season-ticket cards will not be activated for this fixture and you will need to bring your paper tickets purchased for this fixture.
 
1901 Club members will be able to access the stadium as usual using your 1901 Club membership cards.


Upon arrival

Dick’s Bar (over-18s only) will be open from noon, the 1901 Club lounges from 1pm, and the concourses from 1.30pm.

The Fanzone will open at 12.30pm with the live band on the bandstand from 1.30pm, and the Hop Bar will be open for fans arriving early.

Please note that the 7 Stars Sports Bar will be closed for this game.
 
The early fixture in the Emirates FA Cup third round between Manchester United and Reading will be on show in Dick’s Bar, the 7 Stars Sports Bar and 1901 Club lounges, as well as the concourses, once open.
 

Stadium Superstore

The stadium superstore has a range of items with up to 50% off in the winter sale, as well as our ever-popular winter warmer offer of selected hat, scarf and gloves combo for just £20.

1901 Club

The 1901 Club lounges will be opening at 1pm, with the exception of the Sussex Skills Solutions Lounge and Harvey’s Lounge, which will be closed for this fixture.
 
Members of the Sussex Skills Solutions Lounge will have access to the Mayo Wynne Baxter Lounge for this fixture, whike Harvey’s Lounge members will have access to the Overline Lounge.
 

1901 Club dress code 


1901 members are reminded that the dress code for the 1901 Club is smart business attire.
 
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, smart boots, trainers and canvas shoes are permitted, flip flops are not permitted.

Hospitality guests dining in HB's Restaurant will still be required to wear shoes; trainers will not be permitted in dining areas.
 
Those not wearing suitable dress will be relocated to 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 remind all members to ensure that any guests attending matches are also aware of these restrictions to avoid any embarrassment on the day.


Post-match

After the game the concourses will close at 6.30pm, with Dick’s Bar open until 7.30pm.

Lounges will be open until the usual time of 6.30pm, with the Mayo Wynne Baxter Lounge open until 7.30pm.
 

Food & Drink


Piglets Pantry’s Chicken Balti pie and the Veggie Sausage Roll are our guest items for this game.
 

MK Dons edition of Seagull


In your Emirates FA Cup edition of Seagull, Albion defender Connor Goldson looks forward to facing MK Dons, reflects on a difficult few months, and recalls the time he came face-to-face with Didier Drogba.

We also speak to brothers Sam and George Baldock, who lift the lid on their upbringing together at MK Dons and tell us why they won’t be exchanging text messages in the build-up to Saturday's game.

Elsewhere, Jayson Molumby looks ahead to Albion’s FA Youth Cup tie against Cambridge and there’s an award for Liam Rosenior.

All this and more can be found inside your £2 Seagull, found in and around the Amex Stadium.

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