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PRE-MATCH BRIEF: ALBION V MANCHESTER UNITED

17 August 2018

Linton Rogers
The Albion v Manchester United pre-match brief brought to you by Albion in the Community
Brighton & Hove Albion welcome Manchester United to the Amex in the Premier League in their opening home game on Sunday, 19th August, kick-off 4pm.
 
The last time Albion faced United, back in May, they secured Premier League safety with a 1-0 win in front of a packed crowd at the Amex.
 
Travel
 
Trains: Southern Rail have informed the club that they will be operating a full match-day service from Brighton & Lewes; however, please note that due to engineering works on the line between Seaford and Lewes, there will be a bus replacement service in operation. Fans are advised to check Southern’s website before travelling.
 
Park & Rides: Due to building work, the park & ride at the University of Brighton, Lewes Road, will be temporarily closed until January 2019; however, we have increased the number of buses at Brighton Racecourse, with extra parking spaces available.
 
We have also increased the number of buses operating at our most popular park & ride site, Mill Road, which fills up very quickly. Both locations, at Brighton Racecourse & Mill Road, will be open from 1pm.
 
Brighton Racecourse is holding an event on the day, so on arrival please follow stewards’ instructions.
 
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: We have no local street parking available to football supporters, as 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, 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 11am and close at 7pm after the game. The shop is also closed during the match.
 
The ticket office will open from 11am until half-time. The ticket office will be closed during the second half.
 
Dick’s Bar is open from 1pm until kick-off and then after the match until 8.30pm. Please note this bar is only open to over-18s.
 
All concourses will open at 2pm. Post-match, East, South and West concourses will close at 7.30pm. The North will close at 8.30pm.
 
The 1901 Club lounges will open at 1.30pm with HB’s Restaurant and The Goldstone Restaurant also opening at this time.
 
Ticket Office
 
Please note, this fixture has sold out. 
 
Fans are strongly advised to arrive as early as possible to take their seats for the match.  
 
Season ticket holders who remain in the same seats as last season, and also remain in the same age price band, are reminded to use last season’s same season card for the 2018/19 Premier League season.
 
This applies for Sunday’s fixture. Please click here for more information, and here to view the correct 1901 Club card for the new season.
 
Supporters with the incorrect card risk being delayed as the ticket office is expected to be busier than normal. 

 

Fanzone

Upon arrival, fans will be greeted by Hot Damn on the bandstand until 3pm.

The outside bar and food outlets will be open from 1.30pm. The outside bar will close at 3pm.

In the 1901 Club lounges, Dick’s Bar and concourses, Manchester City v Huddersfield will be available to watch on the TV screens before the match. Post-match, Sky Sports News will be available to watch.

Match Programme

It’s been a busy summer in the transfer market for the Albion and, as a result, we have in-depth interviews with our new signings in Sunday’s bumper 108-page matchday magazine.

Elsewhere, Pascal Gross, who scored in our win against Manchester United at the Amex last season, previews the return of Jose Mourinho’s side likewise his own personal ambitions for the campaign ahead.

Staying on a United theme, we look back at the birth of an icon – David Beckham’s professional debut against the Seagulls – while we also speak to Matthew Edwards, who scored against the Red Devils that night.

We have two now columnists this season, with Gordon Smith comparing Albion’s second season in the top-flight to his own experiences at the club, while another ex-Seagull Agustin Battipiedi – who now combines playing with a successful media career in Argentina – tells us what he’s been up to since he left the Amex.

This season we open the Albion Scrapbook, with Craig Mackail-Smith taking a look back at his time with the club, while captain Bruno lifts the lid on his life away from the football pitch.

We also catch up with Elliott Hasler, the UK’s youngest film director who happens to be an Albion fan, while Tim Carder opens the doors to the Albion Museum in the first of a new series.

If that wasn’t enough, we have a new-look Young Seagulls pull-out, full of quizzes and fun facts, then flip it over to reveal the first giant Albion player poster of the season – ideal for every bedroom wall or workplace.

For this and much, much more, make sure you pick up Albion’s matchday magazine, available in and around the Amex on Sunday, priced £3.50.

 
Club Superstore
 
 
 
The two external retail outlets are situated at the south-east approach T-junction, and north-west corner, stocking a range of souvenirs.
 
In the Superstore, supporters will get the opportunity to take home a free ‘We’re on our Way’ book if  more than £100 is spent.
 
Supporters wishing to get shirts printed are advised that 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 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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