Brighton & Hove Albion welcome Coventry City to the Amex on Saturday for the fifth round of the Emirates FA Cup, kick-off 3pm.
Albion will be looking to reach the quarter-finals of the competition for the first time since 1986, while Coventry City lifted the trophy the following season with a 3-2 win over Tottenham Hotspur at the old Wembley Stadium.
January signings Jurgen Locadia and Leonardo Ulloa are expected to feature, with both strikers looking for their first starts for the Seagulls this season.
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. However, there will be bus replacement services between Littlehampton and Brighton due to engineering work throughout the day. Fans are advised to check Southern’s website before travelling.
Park & Rides: The three sites at Mill Road, the University of Brighton site at Lewes Road and Brighton Racecourse are open from 12pm.
Supporters using the Racecourse Park & Ride are advised to use the entrance off Manor Hill.
Blue badge holders should use the entrance via Freshfield Road. This is to allow vehicles to be parked on the firmer ground at the site.
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.
Supporters should be aware that Sussex University are holding their Applications day throughout Saturday – therefore the roads around the university will be busy.
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 pre- and post-match, unless they have pre-booked parking.
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.
Car park 5 at Sussex University, 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 will also be free shuttle buses in operation.
Visiting Fans: Coventry City supporters should be aware that there is no street parking anywhere close to the stadium, therefore please use the rail or bus services within our travel scheme, which is free on production of a match ticket. Click here to view our away fan guide.
Opening and closing times
The club shop will open at 9am and close at 6pm. The shop is also closed during the match.
The ticket office will open from 9am until half-time. The ticket office will reopen after the match until 5.30pm.
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 two hours before kick-off at 1pm. Post-match, the East, South and West concourses will close at 6.30pm and the North Stand concourse at 7.30pm.
The 1901 Club lounges will open at 12.30pm, with HB’s Restaurant also opening at this time. The Goldstone Restaurant is closed for this match.
The Harvey’s Lounge, Hendy Lounge, Chandlers BMW Lounge, Sussex Skills Solutions Lounge, Mansell McTaggart Lounge, Heineken Lounge, Rivervale Lounge and South Stand boxes close at 6.30pm.
HB’s Restaurant and the American Express Lounge close at 7pm.
The Mayo Wynne Baxter Lounge, italk Lounge and West Stand boxes will close at 7.30pm.
Supporters are advised that the ticket office will be busier than usual with tickets still available on the day to those with a purchase history. We encourage supporters to buy tickets online at seagullstickets.com if they have not already.
Supporters wishing to return their completed season-ticket renewal forms will be able to hand these into the ticket office on matchday.
The upcoming home fixtures against Swansea City and Arsenal have now sold out.
However, there are still tickets available for the visit of Leicester City in the Premier League on Saturday 31st March.
Hospitality spaces for some upcoming fixtures are still available in HB’s Restaurant and the Goldstone Restaurant. To book or upgrade for future fixtures contact the 1901 Club team on 01273 878 278 or via email firstname.lastname@example.org.
There are a number of items on sale available in the club shop including clothing, accessories and gifts.
The two external retail outlets, situated at the south-east approach t-junction and north-west corner will be open, stocking a range of souvenirs.
Supporters wishing to gets shirts printed are advised this is best done post-match to avoid long waiting times.
1901 Club Lounges 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 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 in 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.