Brighton & Hove Albion welcome Chelsea to the Amex on Saturday 20th January, kick-off 12.30pm.
The Blues will make their first competitive visit to the Amex having made the trip previously to play Albion in a pre-season friendly in 2012, with goals from Vicente, Ashley Barnes and Andrew Crofts earning the Seagulls a 3-1 win against the then European champions.
Chailey Heritage Foundation, the club’s charity partner for the 2017/18 season, will be showcasing their incredible work at Saturday’s fixture. The Sussex Charity provide education and care for children and young people with complex physical disabilities. Fans wishing to know more can find further details in the club’s matchday programme and by visiting https://www.chf.org.uk.
The charity will be collecting donations before the match as well as giving supporters a chance to test their ability at Powerchair Football in our fanzone.
Your donations and support are greatly appreciated by the club and Chailey Heritage Foundation.
Minute's applause for Cyrille Regis
Both clubs will wear black armbands and hold a minute's applause ahead of kick-off to honour the life of Cyrille Regis.
The former West Bromwich Albion and Coventry City striker sadly passed away at the age of 59 on Monday, following an inspirational career both on and off the pitch.
Due to the early kick-off time and various travel disruptions, supporters are advised to travel as early as possible for Saturday’s fixture.
Trains – Southern Rail have informed us they are running a full matchday service. However, due to level crossing maintenance taking place, the line between Lewes and Seaford will be closed all day, and Southern have a bus replacement service in operation. You are advised to check with Southern’s website before travelling.
Park & Rides – Mill Road, Brighton University at Lewes Road and Brighton Racecourse will be open at 9:30am.
Users of Brighton Racecourse Park & Ride are advised that for this match, parking will be on the market side of the racecourse, therefore access will be via Manor Hill. Please follow directions from stewards. The track will be open for all supporters to walk across, allowing access to the buses at the main entrance.
For disabled supporters, parking will be located within the hard-standing picnic area of the racecourse, and you will enter via the main entrance off Freshfield Road. Please have your blue badge on show for entry.
Buses – Brighton & Hove Buses will be running a full Saturday service in and around the city.
Car Parks – Sussex University (Car Park C) and The Bridge (Car Park B) are now completely sold out, and supporters are advised to use public transport.
Please be aware that the University of Sussex will be holding their applications day, and the visitors will be using the car parks at the top end of the University. However, all our normal spaces will be available to our seasonal parkers.
All vehicles entering Sussex University must use the entrance via Stanmer Park, as there will be no entry at Falmer or Knights Gate.
Roads – Supporters travelling by road should be aware that the planned resurfacing works on part of the northbound M23 section between junction 10 at Copthorne and junction 9 for Gatwick, have now been postponed.
Therefore, both the north bound and southbound sections of the road will be open as usual.
Drop Offs & Pick-ups – There will be no pick-ups or drop-offs along Village Way.
Car park 5 at the University of Sussex, next to 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 are also free shuttle buses in operation.
Again, entry to the University of Sussex is via Stanmer Park only.
Please Note: Village Way will be extremely busy and congested, and unless you have pre-booked parking, please avoid this area both pre- and post-match.
Seagull Travel: Additional buses and spaces are available to pre-book through Albion's official travel partner, Seagull Travel. Seagull Travel collects from over 120 pick-up locations covering East and West Sussex as well as locations across Hampshire, Kent and Surrey. For a full list of pick-up locations please visit www.seagull-travel.co.uk.
Opening and closing times
The club shop will open at 9am and closes at 5pm. The shop is also closed during the match. The retail outlets in the Fanzone and t-junction will be open from 10.45am.
The ticket office is open from 9am until half-time. The ticket office will reopen after the match until 3pm.
Dick’s Bar is open from 10am until kick-off, then after the match until 5pm. Please note this bar is only open to over-18s.
All concourses will open at 10.30am – two hours before kick-off. Post-match, the East/South/West concourses will close at 4pm and the North Stand concourses will close at 5pm.
The 1901 Club lounges will open at 10am, with HB’s Restaurant also opening at this time.
The Harvey’s Lounge, Hendy Lounge, Chandlers BMW Lounge, Sussex Skills Solutions Lounge, Mansell McTaggart Lounge, Heineken Lounge, Rivervale Lounge and South stand boxes will close at 4pm.
The Mayo Wynne Baxter Lounge, the italk Lounge and West stand boxes will close at 5pm. HB’s Restaurant closes at 4.30pm and the Goldstone Restaurant will close at 5pm.
Upon arrival, fans will be greeted by InChoir on the Bandstand until 11.45am. The outside bars and food outlets will be open from 10am until 11.45am with the food outlets open until kick-off. In the Family Stand, both the Photobooth and Virtual Reality headsets will be available for fans to enjoy free of charge.
Chailey Heritage Foundation
Chailey Heritage Foundation will be collecting donations before and after the game to support their services in providing education and care for children and young people with complex physical disabilities.
In addition to the bucket donations, supporters can also support the charity by texting ‘GOAL18 £3’ to 70070 to donate £3.
General admission tickets for Saturday’s match against Chelsea are sold out. A limited number of hospitality spaces for this fixture are still available at the time of writing. To book or upgrade for future fixtures, contact the 1901 Club team on 01273 878 278 or via email email@example.com.
Limited numbers of home shirts are back in stock, though we advise supporters to purchase shirts ahead of matchday at seagullsdirect.co.uk to avoid long queues and waiting times.
In store we have a range of items that feature in the January sale. Supporters wishing to get shirts printed are advised this is best done post-match to avoid long waiting times.
Hospitality for 1901 Club members is available in the Mayo Wynne Baxter Restaurant. To upgrade for this fixture, contact the 1901 Club team on 01273 878 278 or via email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 due to failure to comply with dress code.