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PRE-MATCH BRIEF: ALBION V FULHAM

31 August 2018

Linton Rogers

Brighton & Hove Albion welcome Fulham to the Amex in the Premier League on Saturday 1st September, kick-off 3pm, in what is the first-ever Premier League meeting between the two sides. 

Fulham’s last visit to the Amex came in November 2016, when Albion picked up three points with a 2-1 win thanks to goals from Glenn Murray and Sam Baldock. 

Prohibited Items

The club has taken the step to add flasks, cartons and larger bottles – in whatever material they are made from – to the prohibited list from this season, from the Fulham match onward, following a review of the matchday safety policies. The full list is of prohibited items can be found here.

Travel

All supporters are asked to head to the stadium as early as possible regardless of how they are travelling.

Trains: Southern Rail have informed the club that they will be operating a full matchday service between Brighton and Lewes.

Please note that due to engineering works on the line between Littlehampton and Brighton, there will be a bus replacement service in operation, but fans are advised to check Southern’s website before travelling. 

Park & Rides: Due to building work, the park and ride at University of Brighton on Lewes Road will be closed until January 2019; however, the club has increased the number of buses at Brighton Racecourse, where additional parking spaces will also be available.

There will also be more buses operating at the Mill Road site to cope with the increased demand.

Both locations at Brighton Racecourse & Mill Road will be open from 12pm.

Car Parks: The Bridge (Car Park B) and Sussex University (Car Park C) have now completely sold out, and there will be no cash sales on the day. Supporters are therefore advised to use public transport wherever possible. 

All vehicles accredited to park at Sussex University must enter via Stanmer Park, as there will be no entry at Falmer or Knights Gate. 

Village Way will be extremely busy and congested, and supporters are advised to avoid this area both pre-and post-match, unless they have pre-booked parking.

Parking: There is no local street parking available to football supporters, and all areas have a residents parking scheme in operation, and enforcement officers will be on patrol. 

Seagull Travel: Seagull Travel will be running their usual matchday services from various locations, and spaces are available to pre-book via their website

Drop-offs & Pick-ups: There will be no pick-ups or drop-offs along Village Way, or at the Woollard Way (entrance to the Bridge car park).

Car Park 5 at the University of Sussex, which is located 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. There is also a free shuttle bus in operation.

All supporters are asked to head to the stadium as early as possible, regardless of how they are travelling.

Opening and Closing Times

The club superstore will be open from 9am will close at 6pm after the game. The shop is also closed during the match.

The ticket office will open from 9am until half-time. The ticket office will be closed during the second half.

Dick’s Bar is open from 12pm until kick-off and then after the match until 7.30pm. Please note this bar is only open to over-18s.

All concourses will open at 1pm. Post-match, East, South and West concourses will close at 6.30pm. North will close at 7.30pm.

1901 Club Lounges, HB’s Restaurant and The Goldstone Restaurant will all open at 12.30pm. HB’s and The Goldstone will both close at 7pm.

All lounges will close at 6.30pm with the exception of iTalk and Mayo Wynne Baxter Lounges, which will close at 7.30m. The Amex Lounge which will close at 7pm.

Fanzone

Fans will be greeted by ‘Men at Risk’ who will be playing on the bandstand from 1.30pm. The outside bar and food outlets will be open from 1pm. The outside bar will close at 2.15pm.

In the 1901 Club lounges, Dick’s Bar and concourses, Leicester City v Liverpool will be available to watch pre-match on the screens and Manchester City v Newcastle United will be available post-match.

Ticket Office

Please note this game has now sold out. However, there are limited lounge access hospitality spaces available. Please visit BrightonAndHoveAlbion.com/tickets for more information.

Club Superstore

The two external retail outlets will be open for this fixture. They are situated at the south-east approach T-junction, and north-west corner, stocking a range of souvenirs. 

The store is currently offering two T-shirts for £30.

Supporters wishing to get shirts printed are advised this is best done post-match to avoid long waiting times.

1901 Club Lounge 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 that 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 under 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 reseat 1901 Club members or their guests in general admission areas of the stadium if refused admission to the 1901 Club.

Matchday Magazine

In Saturday’s matchday magazine, cover star Dale Stephens takes a look back at the past year, while Liam Rosenior and Steve Sidwell reflect on their new roles at the club after hanging up their boots.

Head of recruitment Paul Winstanley talks about the recent summer transfer window, while Martin Montoya talks about his Amex debut against Manchester United.

Also included is a pull-out giant poster, which will feature another Albion player.

Don’t forget to pick up your copy, priced at £3.50 and available in and around the stadium.


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