Brighton & Hove Albion would like to advise ALL fans planning to attend its Premier League fixture against Crystal Palace at the Amex on Tuesday 28th November, kick-off 7.45pm of the following important information.
The club has spent the past few weeks liaising closely with Sussex Police, Metropolitan Police and Crystal Palace FC, and all four parties agreed on an away allocation of 2,000 tickets (this allocation will be reciprocated for the return fixture at Selhurst Park next April).
This joint decision was based on the successful staging of the Championship play-off semi-final second leg between the two sides at the Amex in May 2013, where Crystal Palace were also allocated 2,000 tickets.
Palace fans are advised that they must bring either their membership or season-ticket card with their match ticket in order to gain entry through the away turnstiles. The name on the season/membership card must also match the name on the ticket.
The away end in the South Stand will open two hours before kick-off, and all fans entering the stadium will be searched, including all bags.
All fans are advised to avoid bringing bags wherever possible to speed up the search process.
Park & Ride: The club will be running the three usual park & ride sites at Mill Road, Brighton Racecourse and Mithras House, and visiting supporters travelling by car are advised to head to the racecourse site.
The racecourse site [postcode BN2 9XZ] has the largest capacity and allows for the easiest access to and from the stadium.
There is no onsite parking available at the stadium, but a very limited number of near-site spaces are for sale on a first-come first-served basis at the Bridge car park at seagullstickets.com.
Trains: All visiting supporters can take advantage of the free subsidised travel within the free travel zone. Click here for more information. Palace fans will only need to buy a return ticket to Haywards Heath and can travel the rest of the journey for free.
The club has also paid Southern for a special service to accommodate between 800 and 1000 Palace fans travelling north after the game. This will go directly from Falmer, stopping at Three Bridges, East Croydon and Clapham Junction.
The away end in the South Stand will open two hours before kick-off, and all fans entering the stadium will be searched, as will all bags.
BARS AND AWAY FAN FRIENDLY PUBS
The pubs located within the immediate vicinity of Brighton Station have been designated as home only at the licensees’ discretion.
Visiting fans are advised that the away friendly pubs and bars are located on West Street and include Yates and Wetherspoons.
The club recommends that all fans allow at least an hour to travel by train from the mainline Brighton station to the stadium, in order to arrive in plenty of time before kick-off.
The bars in the away concourses will remain open after the game, closing at 10.30pm and 11pm respectively.
The club will publish more information as and when it becomes available.