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PRE-MATCH BRIEF: ALBION V SOUTHAMPTON

27 October 2017

Linton Rogers
The pre-match brief from Albion v Southampton.

Brighton & Hove Albion take on Southampton in another sold out Premier League fixture at the Amex this Sunday, kick-off 1.30pm.

The two teams meet for the first time in five years, and Albion will be hoping to build on an impressive 3-0 win away at West Ham United last Friday.

The Saints head into the match only one point ahead of the Seagulls in the Premier League who sit in 12th.

For this matchday, season-ticket holders can enjoy 10% off* in the Stadium Superstore on Sunday by showing their season ticket card at the tills.

The game has been designated as Albion’s Poppy match, supporting the Royal British Legion.

Supporting the Royal British Legion

 Albion's players will be wearing special poppy shirts on Sunday.

Fans will have the opportunity to support the Poppy Appeal through poppy bucket collections around the ground, and by purchasing special commemorative enamel pin badge with both Albion logo and poppy.

A very limited number of these badges at £3 will be on sale at the stadium superstore tills only on the day.

Special poppy shirts worn by the team on Sunday will be auctioned by the Royal British Legion in the coming weeks. We will also observe one minutes silence before the start of the game, so urge fans to take their seats earlier than usual.


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, with a bus replacement service running between Three Bridges and Brighton and Three Bridges and Lewes. We advise all supporters travelling by train to check Southern’s website before beginning their journey.
 
Park & Rides: Mill Road, Brighton University at Lewes Road and Brighton Racecourse will be open at 10:30am.
 
Car Parks: The Bridge car park has sold out and there will 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 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 11am 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 7.30pm 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 Key on the bandstand from Dublin, until 12.45pm.

In the Family stand both the Photobooth and Virtual Reality headsets will be available for fans to experience.

From 11.25am on Sunday we are playing on the concourse screens, extended highlights from the 1-1 draw with Everton followed by the 3-0 win over West Ham.

Food and Drink

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 until 4pm on Friday.
 
Tickets are also expected to sell out for other upcoming fixtures. Fans are advised to purchase tickets for all upcoming matches online to avoid long queues on matchday.

Stadium superstore

Season-ticket holders will be able to receive 10% off in the Superstore* on Sunday, please show your season ticket card at the tills.

We have a new retro shirt available, our 1997 Sandtex home kit, the last home shirt worn at Goldstone, available in all sizes from £35.

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 and Goldstone Restaurant. To book or upgrade for future fixtures 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 matchday magazine for Albion v Southampton

 

 

In Sunday’s 100-page issue of the matchday magazine, cover star Anthony Knockaert talks about his return to form and fitness following a difficult summer, and why his goal against Everton meant so much.
 
We have all the action and reaction from last week’s superb 3-0 win at West Ham, with Shane Duffy and Glenn Murray reflecting on the landmark victory.

Elsewhere, we catch up with Albion legend Inigo Calderon, who has signed for Indian Super League club Chennaiyin FC, and we stay on the Subcontinent with a look back at the Premier League Live event in Bengaluru, which proved to be a big success for the club.
 
With Southampton the visitors, ex-Brighton youngster Dean Hammond recalls a successful spell at St Mary’s, and why it was a dream come true to have a second stint with the Seagulls at the Amex.
 
For younger fans, our fab pull-out section is once again jam-packed with news, interviews, quizzes and stats. Then flip it over to reveal a huge poster featuring an Albion first-team favourite –perfect for your bedroom wall!

Make sure you pick up Sunday’s 100-page matchday magazine, plus pull-out, available in and around the Amex Stadium, priced £3.50.

*This offer excludes replica home 2017/18 kit.


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