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PRE-MATCH BRIEF: ALBION V CHELSEA

14 December 2018

Linton Rogers
Albion host Chelsea at the Amex Stadium on Sunday afternoon.

Brighton & Hove Albion welcome Chelsea to the Amex Stadium in the Premier League on Sunday 16th December, kick-off 1.30pm.

Travel Information

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, but supporters are advised to check Southern’s website prior to travelling.
 
Park & Rides: Both Brighton Racecourse & Mill Road will be open from 10.30am.


 
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 the University of Sussex 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), and supporters are advised to use our official drop-off and pick-up point located at the 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 a free shuttle bus in operation.



Opening and Closing Times

The club superstore will be open from 10am and will close at 4pm 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 and after the match.

Dick’s Bar is open from 10.30am until kick-off and then after the match until 6pm. Please note this bar is only open to over-18s.

All concourses will open at 11.30am. East, South and West concourses will close at 5pm post-match. The North concourse will close at 6pm.

1901 Club Lounges, HB’s Restaurant, Mullery’s and The Goldstone Restaurant will all open at 11am. All restaurants will close at 5.30pm.

All lounges will close at 5pm, with the exception of the iTalk and Mayo Wynne Baxter lounges, which will both close at 6pm.

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

The Fanzone and food outlets will be open from 10.30am. Fans will be greeted by ‘The Sleigh Bells’ who will be playing on the bandstand from 12pm. The outside bar will close at 12.45pm.

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

Ticket Office

Please note this game has now sold out. However, there are a limited number of tickets available through the official ticket exchange available to supporters with a purchase history. Please visit BrightonAndHoveAlbion.com/tickets for more information. Please note tickets must be booked 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.

As part of our 12 Days of Christmas campaign, there will be 10% off in store for all members upon presentation of your membership or season-ticket card.

The store is also offering a range of other Christmas goodies, including our brand-new ‘Guess Who?’ game.

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 for 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 16th-24th 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.


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