Fixture News

Important information for fans attending Crystal Palace game

Albion face Palace on Friday.

By BHAFC • 10 January 2022

By Paul Hazlewood
The Amex Stadium.

Fans coming to this Friday night’s match against Crystal Palace are reminded to allow extra journey time both BEFORE and AFTER the match and note specific arrangements which will be in place for this match.

The club will be carrying out Covid-19 checks in addition to the usual stadium entry and security pre-turnstile checks ahead of the game.

As with previous matches against Crystal Palace, the club will be also implementing various safety measures towards the end of the match, where supporters leaving the Amex to reach the coach park, park and rides and car parks, will be directed clockwise to reach their destination.

As a result of the safety measures being implemented, coach departures will be delayed by around 15 minutes later than normal.

Visiting supporters may be required to remain in the concourse for safety purposes for approximately 25 minutes after the final whistle.

There will be a special train for visiting supporters, and those wishing to use this will be escorted to Falmer Station in good time. The service will call at Three Bridges, East Croydon, Selhurst, Clapham Junction and London Victoria.

Please note the following applies to home and away supporters:

Bags: Bags over A4 size are not permitted into the stadium..

Bottle policy: Solid containers & flasks are not permitted into the stadium and only clear plastic water bottles 500ml or lower will be permitted with bottle tops being removed on entry.

Food and Drink: Refreshments are available from our catering units outside the stadium as well as from the kiosks inside the concourses. Dick’s Bar will be open for home fans only for this match.

Opening Times: Turnstiles open two hours before kick-off.

Smoking: The Amex stadium is a smoke-free stadium. Smoking (including electronic cigarettes) is prohibited in ALL areas.

Banners/ Flags: Banners over 150cm x 150cm, you will be required to obtain authorisation from the club in advance. To gain this please email: supporter.services@bhafc.co.uk

Facial Identification: Supporters are requested to remove any hats, hoods and any items of clothing obscuring their face whilst passing through the turnstiles. With the exception of covid masks, which must be worn whilst queuing.

Covid Status Check: Due to government Plan B requirements, supporters may be subject to Covid-19 status checks on entry. Any person not able to show the correct documentation, will be refused entry.

Face Coverings: Face covering must be worn in confined areas such as the concourses and in congested areas such as queues; and when travelling to and from the match by public transport. We would also strongly recommend they’re worn inside the stadium bowl at all times.

Ticket Checks: Visiting supporters will be required to show matching ID, to the name written on their ticket, in order to gain entry.

Drugs & Pyrotechnics: The club operate a zero tolerance policy on drugs and pyrotechnics. Any persons found in possession of such items, will be refused entry and may be subject to arrest.