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PRE-MATCH BRIEF: ALBION V EVERTON

13 October 2017

Linton Rogers
The Albion v Everton pre-match brief.

Brighton & Hove Albion take on Everton in a Premier League fixture at the Amex this Sunday, kick-off 1.30pm.

Albion will be hoping to record a third consecutive victory at home, after previous 3-1 and 1-0 wins over West Bromwich Albion and Newcastle United respectively at the Amex.

The Toffees head into the match level on points with the Seagulls, but sit two places lower down the table in 16th spot in the Premier League.

The game has been designated as Albion in the Community’s official takeover match, and the charity will be running bucket collections, and will host a number of activities in the corporate lounges and restaurants.

Donate £1 for AITC

Donate £1 for AITC

Albion fans heading to the game are being asked to take a £1 donation with them to support AITC.

The club’s official charity is fundraising before and after this Premier League match, with all money raised helping support its award-winning work across Sussex.

Volunteers will be out in force for a bucket collection before and after the Everton game, while a silent auction will take place in the stadium’s lounges. The shirts worn by the Albion players during the game will also be signed and auctioned online.

Travel update

Trains: Southern Rail have informed the club they are running a full matchday service from Falmer station.  
 
However, we have been advised there will be disruption on the London to Brighton main line and advise all supporters travelling by train to check Southern’s website before beginning their journey.
 
Additionally, Network Rail is carrying out engineering works between Arundel and Angmering, as well as between Chichester and Bognor Regis. Buses will replace trains on these routes.  
 
Park & Rides: Mill Road, Brighton University at Lewes Road and Brighton Racecourse will be open at 10:30am.
 
Car Parks: All near-site parking for this Sunday’s fixture has now sold out.
 
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 Amex 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.seagull-travel.co.uk.

Opening and closing times

The club shop will open at 9am and closes at 4.15pm. The shop is also closed during the match.
 
The ticket office is open from 9am until half-time. The ticket office will reopen after the match until 3.45pm.
 
Dick’s Bar is open from 10.30am until kick-off, then after the match until 6pm. Please note this bar is only open to over-18s.
 
All concourses will open at 11.30am – two hours before kick-off. Post-match, the East/South/West concourses will close at 5pm and the North Stand concourses close at 6pm.
 
The 1901 Club lounges will open at 11.00am, with HB’s Restaurant and the Goldstone Restaurant also opening at this time.
 
The Harvey’s Lounge, Hendy Lounge, Chandlers BMW Lounge, Sussex Skills Solutions Lounge, Mansell McTaggart Lounge, Heineken Lounge, Rivervale Lounge and South stand boxes will close at 5pm.
 
HB’s Restaurant and the Goldstone Restaurant will close at 5.30pm.
 
The Mayo Wynne Baxter Lounge, italk Lounge and West stand boxes will close at 6pm.

In the Fanzone
 
Upon arrival, fans will be greeted by Hot Damn on the bandstand. The outside bars and food outlets will be open from 10.30am and close at 12.45pm.
 
Ticket office
 
At the time of writing, there are no tickets left for purchase for this fixture other than through the ticket exchange.

Tickets are also expected to sell out for the visit of Southampton on Sunday 29th October, with other upcoming fixtures likely to follow suit. Fans are advised to purchase tickets for all upcoming matches online to avoid long queues on matchday.
 
Seagulls superstore

Due to the record sales of the Premier League home shirt, the club are awaiting a replenishment of several sizes. Please check the availability of stock online at seagullsdirect.co.uk, before visiting on matchday.

Away and goalkeeper kit is also in high demand, and supporters wishing to gets shirts printed are advised this is best done post-match to avoid long waiting times.
 
The two new club 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 has sold out in HB’s Restaurant. There are a limited number of spaces in the new Goldstone Restaurant still available at the time of writing. To book or upgrade to dine in the Goldstone Restaurant, 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.

Programme Teaser

The Everton matchday magazine

 

 

 

 

In Sunday’s bursting-at-the-seams 100-page issue of Albion’s matchday magazine against Everton, cover star Shane Duffy talks about his early days growing up at Goodison Park, his flourishing partnership with Lewis Dunk and why he is ready for the Premier League this season.

Former Seagull and current BBC Sussex co-commentator, Warren Aspinall, recalls the time he replaced Gary Lineker in the great Everton team of the 1980s – and we catch up with another former Seagull, Argentine midfielder Agustien Battipiedi, who these days can be found at the Bombonera, home of the famous Boca Juniors.

Elsewhere, we speak to Jayson Molumby, Liam Rosenior and Solly March, while new women’s first-team manager, Hope Powell, gives her first interview to the matchday magazine.

For all this and much, much more, make sure you pick up Sunday’s 100-page matchday magazine, plus pull-out, available in and around the Amex Stadium, priced £3.50.


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