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PRE-MATCH BRIEF: ALBION V MANCHESTER CITY

10 May 2019

Patrick Sullivan
The pre-match brief for Albion v Manchester City

Brighton & Hove Albion welcome Manchester City to the Amex in the Premier League on Sunday, 12th May, kick-off 3pm. The match will be broadcast live on Sky Sports.

The official match sponsor for this fixture is American Express, the ball sponsor is Tysers and the kit sponsor is SnickersUK.com.

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This match will be Brighton & Hove Albion captain Bruno’s final match of an illustrious career.

Albion’s Spanish skipper has made the decision to retire, ending his seven-year playing career at the club — although it is hoped El Capitan will retain his association with Albion in a non-playing capacity.

Chris Hughton, Bruno and the rest of the team will return to the pitch following the final whistle for a lap of appreciation. Albion fans are encouraged to stay behind after the match as players and staff show their thanks for the fantastic support everyone at the club has received this season.

Should Manchester City win the Premier League title, the trophy will be presented to Pep Guardiola’s side after Albion’s lap of appreciation.

All supporters are advised to stay off the pitch at the end of the match regardless of the result. Entering the field of play at any time is a criminal offence and fans may face both prosecution and further club sanctions should they enter the field of play.

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 12pm.

Car Parks: Parking at the Bridge (Car Park B) and 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 the club’s 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: There is 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 the club’s official drop-off and pick-up point located at University of Sussex, 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 11am and will close at 6.30pm after the game. The shop is also closed during the match.

The ticket office will open from 9am until half-time. The ticket office will be closed during the second half.

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 at 1pm. The East, South and West concourses will close at 6.30pm post-match. The North concourse will close at 7.30pm.

All the 1901 Club Lounges and restaurants will open at 12.30pm.

All restaurants will close at 7pm. All lounges will close at 6.30pm, except for Mayo Wynne Baxter and iTalk, which will both close at 7.30pm.

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

The Fanzone and food outlets will be open from 12pm. The outside bar will close at 2.15pm.

In the 1901 Club lounges, Dick’s Bar and concourses, the TV screens will be showing Rangers v Celtic pre-match.

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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, ‘HotDamn’ will be entertaining supporters in the build-up to the match.

Ticket Office

This match has sold out; however, tickets are still available for this match through the season ticket exchange to members.

With extremely high demand for tickets, from both Albion and City fans, Albion season ticket holders unable to attend the game are reminded not to sell on their seats through unauthorised ticket re-sale sites or direct to other fans. Fans risk sanctions should they be found selling or passing on their tickets in these ways, which includes a ban from attending future matches at the Amex and loyalty points deductions.

Instead, Albion fans are encouraged to use the club’s official ticket exchange facility to ensure tickets are made available to Albion supporters via the club’s own database.

Please visit BrightonAndHoveAlbion.com/tickets for more information.

Club Superstore

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

We remind 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.

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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