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PRE-MATCH BRIEF: ALBION V WEST BROMWICH ALBION

8 September 2017

Paul Hazlewood
The Premier League ball before kick-off at the Amex.

West Bromwich Albion are the visitors to The American Express Community Stadium for this Saturday’s Premier League encounter. The 3pm kick-off is the first time the Baggies have visited the Amex, and the first fixture between the clubs since 1993.
 
We advise fans to arrive as early as possible, enjoy the pre-match build up and atmosphere and take to your seats well ahead of kick-off.
 
Travel update
 
Parking and road travel
 
All near-site parking for this Saturday’s fixture has now sold out and there will be NO pay-on-the-day option.
 
Due to an open day at the University of Sussex, Car Park C will NOT be in operation for this fixture. All members that hold a pass for the University of Sussex (Car Park C) are asked to head to the Bridge (Car Park B) and follow stewards' instructions on where to park. Blue badge holders will still be able to park at the University of Sussex.

Please click here to view our travel guide, which includes directions to the Bridge car park.

Post-match, those travelling westbound on the A27 should note that the Southwick tunnel will be closed from 8pm due to routine maintenance.
 
Rail
 
The club has been informed by Southern Rail that they will be operating a full matchday service, but supporters are still advised to check Southern’s website before travelling.
Post-match, trains Eastbound from Lewes will be replaced with a bus replacement service from 8pm due to scheduled maintenance work.
 
Park & Rides
 
The three park & rides at Mill Road, Mithras House (Lewes Road) and at the Racecourse will be open from midday, with the first buses departing shortly after opening.
 
Fans are advised that all park & ride sites must be cleared within two hours of the final whistle. Any vehicles that are not moved, may be removed at the owner’s expense.
 
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 6pm. The shop is also closed during the match. The outside retail unit at the T-junction will open at noon, with the external retail unit opposite North reception opening at 1pm, with both closing on kick-off.
 
The ticket office is open from 9am until half-time. The ticket office will reopen after the match until 5.30pm.
 
Dick’s Bar is open from noon until kick-off, then after the match until 7.30pm. Please note this bar is only open to over-18s.
 
All concourses will open at 1pm – two hours before kick-off. Post-match the East, South and West concourses will close at 6.30pm, with the North concourse remaining open until 7.30pm.
 
The 1901 Club lounges will open at 12.30pm, 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, Mayo Wynne Baxter Lounge and South stand boxes will close at 6.30pm.
 
HB’s Restaurant and the Goldstone Restaurant will close at 7pm.
 
The italk Lounge and West stand boxes will close at 7.30pm.
 
In the Fanzone
 
Upon arrival fans will be greeted by the band Sweatmates on the bandstand from 1.30pm. The outside bars and food outlets will be open from 12.30pm and the football inflatable located opposite the stadium superstore.
 
Ticket office
 
Tickets for this fixture have now sold out.
 
All season-ticket holders are reminded to bring their new season ticket card that was dispatched in July. Please destroy any old season-ticket cards you have as these are no longer valid. You will not be permitted to enter the stadium with last season's cards.
 
Stadium Superstore
 
In the stadium superstore, both the home and alternative kits are available, with some sizes limited in availability. Shirt printing is available, though fans are advised shirt printing 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. Both units accept cash payments but only the T-junction unit will be accepting card payments.
 
1901 Club
 
There is still a limited amount of hospitality available in both HB’s Restaurant and the brand-new Goldstone Restaurant. To find out more or to book hospitality please call 01273 878 278 or 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.


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