Matchday guide: Albion v AEK Athens

Key information for fans attending our debut UEFA Europa League game this Thursday, 8pm kick-off.

By BHAFC • 21 September 2023

By Paul Hazlewood
Evan Fergsuon celebrates with Kaoru Mitoma in our 3-0 win over Newcastle.

The countdown to kick-off begins here! Take a look at everything happening around The Amex on this historical matchday.



DISCOBUG will be in the fanzone spinning some pre-match tunes to get us ready for the big game.

Get your matchday selfie in the photobooth located in the East Lower Stand.

East Stand fans – please be aware flames will fire as teams come out on the pitch.

We ask all home fans, in all stands, to get to their seats 15-minutes before kick-off. You’ll find a flag on your seat to proudly wave and create an impressive Albion display while the players line-up, to celebrate our first-ever UEFA Europa League match.

There will be a minute’s silence prior to kick-off, in memory of the victims of the tragic earthquake in Morocco.


Travel update

Our matchday travel scheme is in operation this Thursday, where home and away fans can travel for free on buses and trains within the travel zone on production of their match ticket.

Supporters travelling by rail, please check Southern Rail’s website prior to your journey. Ensure you leave early and in plenty of time. Trains departing from Falmer post-match will not stop at Moulsecoomb or London Road.

Brighton & Hove Buses and Stagecoach will be operating a normal midweek service across our Travel Zone.

Seagull Travel are running a full range of services, to book your seat tap here.

Mill Road (BN1 8ZF) and Brighton Racecourse (BN2 9XZ) park & ride sites will be open from 5pm. Supporters are advised to arrive early as parking spaces will be allocated on a first-come first-served basis only.

Car Parks B & C have a limited number of spaces available, book your space here. There will be no cash sales on the day. Full car park directions can be found here.

Full travel news can be read here.


Match preview

We begin our UEFA Europa League campaign against AEK Athens on Thursday with March in contention and no new injury worries. Read full team news here.


Matchday timings


Opening Time

Closing Time

Ticket Office



Club Superstore

10am & final whistle

During match & 10.30pm

Dick’s Bar*

5pm & final whistle

Kick-off & 11pm

East Upper & West Upper Stands*



East Lower, West Lower & South Stands*



North Stand



The Tunnel Club



1901 Club Lounges*



Mayo Wynne Baxter & Focus Group Lounges*









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

Dick’s Bar is open for home and away supporters and match tickets are required for access. Please note: Fans must be over 18 to enter.

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

Bars within East Upper, West Upper and Southwest corner stand bars will shut 30-minutes after the final whistle. For fans wishing to stay post-match, please join us in East Lower, West Lower or the North stand.

Reminder: We are a cashless stadium.


Mobile ticketing

Please don’t forget to charge your phone before you leave for the Amex and download your tickets to your phone's wallet.

Have your pass ready before you get to the turnstiles. 

The tickets appear at the bottom of the Apple Wallet or on the Passes tab of Google Pay. You will be prompted to do this when you open Google Pay. If your phone does not have NFC please tap the 'Show Code' option.


Can’t attend?

List your match or season ticket on the ticket exchange if you're unable to make it and if it sells, you'll be credited the money back into your account after the match.

In line with usual exchange rules, all prices for tickets sold will be at an adult rate. 

1901 Club members can use the ticket transfer for a guest to attend in your place.


Fan Conduct

We are working hard to keep football a safe, inclusive place for everyone to enjoy. Therefore, if you witness any discriminatory or abusive behaviour, please contact our anti-social text line of 07880 196442.

See it. Say it. Sorted.

Here’s a reminder of our stadium entry guidelines, security checks will be completed ahead of you accessing the turnstiles.


Bag sizes

Bags larger than A4 (297mm x 210mm) will not be allowed into the stadium. Any bags left outside the stadium will be removed and disposed of.


Matchday hospitality

Joining us for matchday hospitality? View our full match guide for all the following information here:

  • Lounge and restaurant opening and closing times
  • Hospitality entrances
  • Dress code
  • Match menus