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PRE-MATCH BRIEF: ALBION V ARSENAL

24 December 2018

Linton Rogers
Albion host Arsenal at the Amex Stadium on Boxing Day.

Brighton & Hove Albion welcome Arsenal to the Amex in the Premier League on Wednesday, 26th December, kick-off 5.15pm.

The Christmas festivities will be continuing at the Amex with Albion’s Christmas Giveaway which will be taking place at half-time.

Travel Information

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

Due to no train services operating on the day, please take note of the following:
 
Park & Rides: Both Brighton Racecourse (BN2 9XZ) & Mill Road (BN1 8ZF) will be open from 2:15pm.
 
Pyecombe Equestrian Centre (BN45 7ED) park and ride is now fully booked, and no further spaces will be available. For those who have booked, this service will commence at 2.15pm.
 
You will be dropped off close to the Amex at the north side bus stop at Brighton University, and after the match this will be the location for your return trip.
 
Click here to view the map of Pyecombe Equestrian Centre.
 
Click here to view the map of Brighton University [North Side].
 
The Sainsbury’s West Hove (BN3 7GD) park and ride/pre-booked walk-up, is now fully booked with no remaining availability. The car park will be open at 2.15pm.
 
You will be dropped off close to the Amex at the south side bus stop at Brighton University, and this will be your location for your return journey back to Sainsbury's car park.
 
Click here to view the map of Sainsburys car park.
 
Click here to view the map of Brighton University [South Side Bus Stop].
 
 
Brighton Station (BN1 3XP) shuttle service.
 
From 2pm we will be operating a free shuttle service from the bus stop D, Queens Road to the bus stop at the A27 by Falmer station – please note if supporters choose this option, they should be aware that they will have to walk up a flight of stairs and across the footbridge to access the stadium.
 
For this service there is no need to book, just turn up and our shuttle buses will pick you up.
 
For your return trip, your pick-up point will be from the A27 bus stop where you have been dropped off.
 
Lewes Railway Station (BN7 2UP) shuttle service
 
We will be operating a free shuttle service from the bus stop facing the entrance of Lewes station, and this service will run direct into the Coach Park at the Amex, for this service there is no need to pre-book, just turn up and our shuttles buses will pick you up.
 
This service will commence at 2pm.
 
For the return trip, you will be picked up from the Coach Park at the Amex.


 
Car Parks: The Bridge (Car Park B) and Sussex University (Car Park C) are fully allocated and completely sold out, and there will be no cash sales on the day.
 
Brighton University - Lower Car Park (BN1 9SG) has now sold out and will be open to pre-booked ticket holders from 2.15pm.

Pre-booked season-ticket holders will need to drive into Village Way, onto the University campus and down to the bottom of the road where the entrance to the car park on the left, directly facing the Virgin Active entrance.

Click here to view the Lower car park map of Brighton University.


University of Sussex Multi Story Car Park, Arts Road, BN1 9RG

This car park has now sold out and will be open for ticket holders from 2.15pm. All vehicles accredited to park at the University of Sussex must enter via Stanmer Park, as there will be no entry at Falmer or Knights Gate.

Click here to view the map of car park 7 multi story – Sussex University

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: No local street parking will be available for football supporters, as all areas have a residents parking scheme in operation, and enforcement officers will be on patrol.
 
Seagull Travel: Are running addition services to supplement their normal matchday operation from various locations, and limited spaces are available to pre-book via their website.
 
Bus Services: Brighton & Hove Bus Company will be operating a restricted service on the day, and the bus stops along Village Way will be suspended for this match, therefore the 25 service will be dropping off and picking up from the A27 bus stop by Falmer station.
 
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), and supporters are advised to use our official drop off and pick up point located at University of Sussex, where our drop-off point is in car park 5, located by the Sports Hall.
 
This drop-off/pick-up point is a short walk through the underpass to the Amex Stadium. There is also free shuttle bus in operation.


Opening and Closing Times

The club superstore will be open from 12pm and will close at 7.45pm after the game. The shop is also closed during the match.

The ticket office will open from 12pm until half-time. The ticket office will be closed during the second half and after the match.

Dick’s Bar is open from 2.45pm until kick-off and then after the match until 9pm. Please note this bar is only open to over-18s.

All concourses will open at 3.15pm. East, South and West concourses will close at 8.30pm post-match. The North concourse will close at 9pm.

1901 Club Lounges, HB’s Restaurant, Mullery’s and The Goldstone Restaurant will all open at 2.45pm. All restaurants will close at 8.30pm.

All lounges will close at 8.30pm, with the exception of Mayo Wynne Baxter, which will close at 9pm.

Please note all bars will close 15 minutes before the closing time.

The Fanzone and food outlets will be open from 2.45pm. The outside bar will close at 4.30pm.

In the 1901 Club lounges, Dick’s Bar and concourses, the TV screens will be showing Sky Sports News pre-match, and Watford v Chelsea post-match.



Ticket Office

Supporters with a purchase history can still purchase on the day for this fixture at one ticket per eligible FAN number. Please visit BrightonAndHoveAlbion.com/tickets for more information. Please note for best seating options we recommend booking online in advance.

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 Winter Sale will be live instore with offers on a range of items. Please note, Christmas gift refunds and exchanges can only be done after the match.

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.



Download Albion’s App

Our brand-new match predictor is now live on Albion’s app. Download here for iPhone or here for Android and predict the score and the man of the match.

Concourse Festive Menu

Fans are encouraged to arrive early to the concourses to enjoy the return of the famous Christmas Pie. This includes traditional turkey with trimmings and cranberry sauce – This is only available while stocks last.
 
The Yard Bird Chicken Burger hibernates for December as we present the Festive Turkey Burger filled with crispy turkey breast, stuffing mayo, cheese, bacon and cranberry sauce. This is available in all central kiosks on every concourse.

The stadium will also be offering an ‘Early Bird’ deal which includes any food item and a pint for £8 or soft drink for £6.

A half-time pre-pay token system is in place for supporters located in the East Upper stand.  

Prohibited Items

Please note, 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. The full list of prohibited items can be found here.

Other Information

Although not applicable for this fixture, The Brighton Main Line Improvement Project will be undertaking works from Three Bridges to Brighton and Three Bridges to Lewes from 16-24 February 2019 and over several weekends from October 2018 to May 2019. Don’t miss the match, plan ahead – sign up for alerts at Brightonmainline.co.uk.

On behalf of Brighton & Hove Albion football club, we wish you a Merry Christmas!


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