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PRE-MATCH BRIEF: ALBION V CRYSTAL PALACE

4 December 2018

Linton Rogers
Albion host Crystal Palace at the Amex Stadium this evening.

Brighton & Hove Albion welcome Crystal Palace to the Amex in the Premier League on Tuesday, 4th December, kick-off 7.45pm.

The last time the two sides met at the Amex, Albion came away with a 2-1 win in the FA Cup. This was also the first match in England to use Video Assisted Referee (VAR).
Security

Facial recognition will be in operation for this fixture at all turnstiles across the stadium. Supporters are requested to remove all hats, hoods and any items of clothing obscuring their face whilst passing through the turnstiles.

Post-match

After the match there will be some alterations to usual egress procedures from the stadium. Home supporters leaving the stadium from the South and West stands will be directed right upon exiting the turnstiles, towards the North end of the stadium. This is to facilitate the egress of the away supporters. Those wishing to reach the coach park or Car Park A will not be able to take the shorter route via the South side of the stadium.

We anticipate this diversion to be in place until around 30 minutes after the final whistle. If you have any mobility issues, we would advise you to wait within the stadium until after this period. All kiosks and bars will remain open after the match to provide refreshments during this time.

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.



Travel Information

Trains: Southern Rail have informed the club that they will be operating a full matchday service, to and from Falmer. A direct service for Crystal Palace supporters has been arranged after the game to depart from Falmer at 10.30pm, that will stop at Three Bridges, East Croydon, Selhurst, Clapham Junction and London Victoria.
 
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.

The two park and ride sites at Mill Road and The Racecourse will be operating as usual.
 
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 University of Sussex, where the 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 9am until kick-off and will close at 10.30pm after the game. The shop is 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 to over-18s from 5pm until kick-off and then after the match until 11pm. Please note Dick’s Bar is open to home supporters only for this fixture.

All concourses will open at 5.45pm. Post-match, all concourses will close at 11pm.

1901 Club Lounges, HB’s Restaurant, Mullery’s and The Goldstone Restaurant will all open at 5.15pm. All restaurants will close at 11pm All lounges will also close at 11pm.

Fans will be greeted by ‘The Bootleg Band’ who will be playing on the bandstand until 6.45pm. The outside bar and food outlets will be open from 6pm. The outside bar will close at 6.45pm.

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

Ticket Office

Tickets are still available for this match to home supporters with a purchase history. Supporters purchasing tickets are advised that they must be booked in advance.

Please visit BrightonAndHoveAlbion.com/tickets for more information and to book.

Club Superstore

The T-junction retail outlet will be closed for this fixture; however, the North cabin will remain open from 5.30pm to 7.30pm.

In the Club Superstore, we have a range of Christmas gifts and stocking fillers available.

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 the 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 pint for £8 or soft drink £6.

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

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.


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