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PRE-MATCH BRIEF: ALBION V ARSENAL

2 March 2018

Linton Rogers
The pre-match brief for Albion v Arsenal

Brighton & Hove Albion welcome Arsenal to the Amex in the Premier League on Sunday, kick-off 1.30pm.

Last time out, Albion recorded their highest ever top-flight victory at the Amex after Glenn Murray’s brace helped his side to a 4-1 victory.

The Gunners will make their third visit to the Amex after two 3-2 wins over Albion in the FA Cup in 2013 and 2015. Albion’s only two wins over Arsenal came in 1982 when the Seagulls were last in the top flight of English football.

Travel update

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

Trains: Southern Rail has informed the club that they will be operating a full matchday service. However, there will be a bus replacement service in operation between Redhill and Three Bridges. Both pre- and post-match, delays are expected.

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 10.30am.

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.

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 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.

Roads: We have no reports of any planned works this Sunday.

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 are also free shuttle buses in operation.

Visiting fans: Arsenal fans 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.

You can obtain the full details by viewing the club's Travel Guide.

Opening and closing times

The club shop will open at 10am and close at 4.15pm. The shop is also closed during the match.

The ticket office will open from 10am until half-time. The ticket office will reopen after the match until 3.45pm.

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 two hours before kick-off at 11.30am. Post-match, the East, South and West concourses will close at 5pm and the North Stand concourse at 6pm.

The 1901 Club lounges will open at 11am, with HB’s Restaurant and the Goldstone 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 close at 5pm.

HB’s Restaurant and the Goldstone Restaurant close at 5.30pm.

The Mayo Wynne Baxter Lounge, italk Lounge and West Stand boxes will close at 6pm.

Fanzone

Upon arrival, fans will be greeted by Sussex Steel on the Bandstand until 12.45pm. The outside bar and food outlets will be open from 10.30am. The outside bar will close at 12.45pm.

In the Family Stand both the Photobooth and Virtual Reality headsets will be available for fans to enjoy free of charge.

On the TV screens in the 1901 Club lounges, Dick’s Bar and concourses, we will be showing Blackburn Rovers v Wigan Athletic (12pm kick-off). Post-match, we will be showing Manchester City v Chelsea (4pm kick-off).

Ticket office

General admission tickets and hospitality for the visit of Arsenal have sold out and no tickets for this fixture will be available on the day.

A very limited number of general admission tickets and hospitality spaces for the visit of Leicester City on Saturday 31st March are still available. To book hospitality or upgrade to hospitality for this fixture, contact the 1901 Club on 01273 878 278 or via email 1901@bhafc.co.uk.

The ticket office will be busier than usual on Sunday. Supporters wishing to return their completed season-ticket renewal forms will be able to hand these into the ticket office.

Tickets for the Emirates FA Cup away match at Manchester United will be posted out next week to supporters who have purchased.

Seagulls Superstore

There are a number of items on sale available in the club shop including clothing, accessories and gifts. A winter warmer pack, including a hat, scarf and pair of gloves, can be bought for just £20.

Supporters can also get £10 off Third kit shirts and £5 off Third kit shorts.

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. However, please note that Premier League sleeve badges are currently out of stock.

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 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.


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