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PRE-MATCH BRIEF: ALBION V NEWCASTLE UNITED

26 April 2019

Patrick Sullivan
The pre-match brief for Albion v Newcastle United.

Brighton & Hove Albion welcome Newcastle United to the Amex in the Premier League on Saturday 27th April, kick-off 5.30pm.

The official match sponsor for this fixture is Raymond Stoner, the ball sponsor is Trevaskis Consulting and the kit sponsor is One Family.

At half-time, members of the 1978/79 promotion-winning season will be introduced to the crowd and interviewed pitch-side to mark nearly 40 years since the team achieved top-flight status, after beating Newcastle United 3-1.

Travel Information

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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 an enhanced service for this match, and supporters are advised to check with Southern’s website prior to travelling.

Park & Rides: Both Brighton Racecourse and Mill Road will be open from 2.30pm; however, please note that at Brighton Racecourse they are holding dual events, therefore please arrive early. On arrival you will be directed by stewards.

Car Parks: Parking at the Bridge (Car Park B) & Sussex University (Car Park C) have now completely sold out.

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.

Buses: Brighton & Hove Buses will be operating a full service within our Travel Scheme, therefore free travel is available to supporters on production of a match ticket but please check the club’s website, for areas within the bus travel scheme.

Parking: We have no local street parking available for 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 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 9am and will close at 8pm after the game. The shop is also closed during the match.

The ticket office will open from 12pm until half-time. The ticket office will be closed during the second half and will re-open for 30 minutes after the match.

Dick’s Bar is open from 2.30pm until kick-off and then after the match until 10pm. Please note this bar is only open to over-18s.

All concourses will open at 3.30pm. The East, South and West concourses will close at 9pm post-match. The North concourse will close at 10pm.

All the 1901 Club Lounges and restaurants will open at 3pm.

All restaurants will close at 9pm. All lounges will close at 9.30pm, except for Mayo Wynne Baxter and iTalk, which will both close at 10pm.

Please note, all bars will stop serving 15 minutes before the scheduled closing time.

The Fanzone and food outlets will be open from 2.30pm. The outside bar will close at 4.45pm.

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


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Outside the stadium, club partners iTalk will be available to talk about their broadband services to supporters and will be handing out flyers at station approach.

Domino's will also be doing a spin wheel activity outside the stadium.
On the bandstand, Plain English will be entertaining supporters in the build-up to the match.

Ticket Office

This match has sold out; however, please note tickets are available for this match through the season ticket exchange to supporters with a purchase history. Please visit BrightonAndHoveAlbion.com/tickets for more information.

Club Superstore

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The Club Superstore will be offering 30% off training wear over the weekend.

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.

1901 Club Lounge Dress Code

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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.

Prohibited Items

In light of recent high-profile incidents where a range of items – including capped water bottles – have been thrown onto the pitch at a number of matches around the country, we are reminding all Brighton & Hove Albion and visiting supporters that bottles with tops on them are prohibited at the Amex Stadium.

Our stewards will be strictly enforcing this policy, and bottle tops will also be removed from drinks sold inside the stadium.

The full list of prohibited items can be found here.


Download Albion’s App

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Our brand-new match predictor is now live on Albion’s app. Download here for iPhone or here for Android and predict the score and the man of the match for the chance to win a signed shirt.

FA WSL

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Albion’s upcoming FA Women’s Super League match against Arsenal will be taking place at the Amex on Sunday, 28 April.

Tickets are still available for supporters to purchase online priced at £3 for adults and £1 for under-18s/over-65s. BrightonAndHoveAlbion.com/tickets.

Alternatively, tickets can be purchased on the day for just £5 for adults and £2 for over-65s and under-18s.

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 over several weekends up to May 2019. Don’t miss the match, plan ahead – sign up for alerts at Brightonmainline.co.uk.


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