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PRE-MATCH BRIEF: CRYSTAL PALACE

27 November 2017

Tuesday evening sees the first top-flight meeting with Crystal Palace since 1981. Our last top-flight home fixture against Palace was in December 1980, a 3-0 victory at the Goldstone. The reverse fixture that season in April 1981 at Selhurst Park was a 3-2 victory for the Albion.

Travel update

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

Park & Rides: Mill Road, Brighton University at Lewes Road and Brighton Racecourse will be open from 5.45pm.

Car Parks: All car parks are sold out and there will be no cash sales on the day. 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 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.eventtravel-hub.co.uk.

Opening and closing times

The club shop will open in the build-up to kick-off and closes at 10.15pm. The shop is also closed during the match. 

The ticket office is open until half-time and is closed after the match.

Dick’s Bar is open from 5pm until kick-off, then after the match until 11pm. Please note this bar is only open to over-18s.

All concourses will open at 5.45pm – two hours before kick-off. Post-match, all concourses will close at 11pm.

The 1901 Club lounges will open at 5.15pm, with HB’s Restaurant and the Goldstone Restaurant also opening at this time. All 1901 Club lounges and restaurants will close at 11pm.

In the Fanzone

Upon arrival, fans will be greeted by Sammy Leighton Clay on the bandstand until 6.45pm. 

Food and Drink

The outside bars and food outlets will be open pre-match, closing around 6.45pm.

Ticket office

At the time of writing, there are still tickets available for this fixture at seagullstickets.com. The ticket office will be open pre-match, though there will be no ticket sales for Crystal Palace after 5pm on the day of the match.

Several other upcoming fixtures, including the visit of Liverpool, Watford and Chelsea have already sold out. Tickets are also expected to sell out for many upcoming fixtures so where possible, supporters wishing to attend these should purchase tickets in advance at seagullstickets.com. 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 advise 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.

1901 Club

Hospitality for this fixture is still available in HB’s Restaurant and the Goldstone Restaurant. To book or upgrade for the visit of Crystal Palace 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.

Post-match

After the match there will be some alterations to usual egress procedures from the stadium. Those leaving from the stadium from the South and West stands will be directed right upon exiting the turnstiles, towards the North end of the stadium. This is to facilitate the egress of the away supporters. Those wishing to reach the coach park or Car Park A will not be able to take the shorter route via the South side of the stadium.

We anticipate this diversion to be in place until around 30 minutes after the final whistle. If you have any mobility issues we would advise you wait within the stadium until after this period. All kiosks and bars will remain open after the match to provide refreshments during this period.


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