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PRE-MATCH BRIEF: ALBION V BLACKBURN

31 March 2017

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


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

This match is our second Young Seagulls match of the season and we have a handful of additional activities taking place in the Fanzone for our younger fans ahead of the match.

This April is Bowel Cancer Awareness Month and the club will be showing their support for the seventh annual Know the Score campaign.

Concourses will also be opening at the earlier time of 1pm for those wanting to arrive early.

The Merseyside derby between Liverpool and Everton (12.30pm kick-off) will be shown in Dick’s Bar, the 7 Stars Sports Bar and throughout the concourses and 1901 Club lounges.

Matchday travel update

Trains
The club has been advised that Southern are planning to operate a matchday service, and fans planning to attend the match by train are strongly advised to check the Southern website before travelling to the game.

Park & Rides
The three normal park & rides at Mill Road, the University of Brighton and at the Racecourse will be open as usual at noon.

Buses
Both Brighton & Hove Buses and Stagecoach will be running their normal weekday operations.

Car Parks
A very limited number of parking spaces are still available for supporters to purchase at the Bridge (Car Park B). These can be booked at seagullstickets.com for £12, but must be booked in advance. Those fans who are using the car parks are asked to be patient, and can expect delays of up to an hour after the game.

Drop-Offs & Pick-Ups  
Please note there will be no pick-ups or drop-offs along Village Way, due to the large volume of buses and coaches. 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. 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 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.

Upon arrival

Dick’s Bar and the 7 Stars Sports Bar will be open from noon. In the Fanzone, Albion in the Community will be running football activities for juniors from 12.30pm and Old Town Blues will be performing on the bandstand from 1.30pm. The Hop Bar will be open for fans arriving early.

The club’s catering partner, Sodexo, are extending the early bird offer for the early concourse opening this Saturday from 1pm 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.


Stadium Superstore


The Superstore has 25% off home kit, running from 1st–4th April only. There is limited stock of some sizes so to avoid disappointment visit the store early. The new menswear spring and summer range will also be available from Saturday, with a host of new lines in store. 

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


The 7 Stars Sports Bar

The 7 Stars Sports Bar is sold out for this fixture. Fans can book for upcoming fixtures in the 7 Stars Sports Bar at 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 12.30pm.

For this fixture, the club’s catering partner Sodexo will be running an 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.

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.


This Saturday’s edition of Seagull

In Saturday’s issue of Seagull, cover star Liam Rosenior reflects on the season to date, the challenge that awaits against Blackburn and why a return to the Premier League would mean so much to him.

Club captain Bruno expresses his delight, having penned an extension to his contract, while fellow defender Uwe Huenemeier looks at the players who have shaped his career.

Anthony Knockaert, Christian Walton and Alessia Russo are also featured, while our popular retro section takes us back to 1969/70, where former fans’ favourite John Templeman is interviewed, while Alan Mullery remembers the days when a cortisone syringe brought fear to dressing rooms up and down the country.

It’s certainly another bulging-at-the-seams 84-page issue of Seagull – and that’s not forgetting the next free double-sided Albion player poster – the perfect addition to any bedroom wall or workplace!

Seagull will be available in and around the Amex Stadium, priced £3.50.

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