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Matchday guide: Albion v Chelsea

Key information for fans attending our Premier League match against Chelsea on Wednesday 15 May, 7.45pm kick-off.

By BHAFC • 14 May 2024

By Paul Hazlewood
The team celebrating Joao Pedro's goal in our home win over Aston Villa.

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

Food & Drink

Matchdays for the rest of the season will see a reduced offering of food and drink available in the fanzone, whilst construction takes place.

There’ll be one fish and chips unit, as well as one tea and coffee unit, which can be found opposite the Club Superstore.

We also have hawkers who will be roaming the fan zone and selling lager.

During this period, there will be a greater opportunity to buy food and drink within the stadium concourses. There will be extra mobile bar units and extra staff, as well as an increase in products within the kiosks. View our food & drink map of the kiosks here.

A variety of specials will continue to be provided at each match – tomorrow will be bao buns with char sui pork, chili & spring onion, and will be sold for £8.50. This will be available in select kiosks, across each concourse.

Fanzone

The Disco Bug will be joining us in the fanzone on Wednesday evening, so head there for some pre-match tunes!

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

Travel

All home and away fans can travel for free on buses and trains within our travel zone on production of their digital matchday or season ticket this Wednesday as we take on Chelsea at The Amex.

Make sure you give yourself plenty of additional time to get to and from the Amex Stadium.

Please Check Southern Rail's website prior to travelling by rail. Certain 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.

Mill Road and Brighton Racecourse park & ride sites open from 4.45pm, with spaces allocated on a first come, first served basis.

The last P&R bus leaves the stadium 90 minutes after the final whistle and the sites close shortly afterwards.

There’s still time to book a coach seat with Seagull Travel. Groups wishing to come to the match via private minibus or coaches need to book a parking space through supporter services.

With limited spaces available in car parks B and C (Sussex University), we advise you book as soon as possible via our website. All parking must be booked in advance.

To find more travel information, click here.

Matchday timings

 

Opening Time

Closing Time

Ticket Office

4pm

Half-time

Club Superstore

10am & final whistle

During match & 10.30pm.

Dick’s Bar*

4.15pm & final whistle

Kick-off & 11pm

East, South & West Stands

5.45pm

11pm

North Stand

5.45pm

11pm

1901 Club Lounges*

5.15pm

11pm

Mayo Wynne Baxter & Focus Group Lounges*

5.15pm

11pm

Restaurants*

5.15pm

11pm

Fanzone

5.15pm

7pm

*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 News pre- & 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 of new multiball system

The Premier League have updated the ruling and guidance for the multiball system, which came into effect from match round 30.

This has been done in order to minimise interruption to matches when the ball goes out of play.

  • When the ball goes out of play and is not quickly retrievable, players must go to the nearest cone to collect a replacement ball themselves to restart play
  • 4x additional balls wills be on the touchlines
  • Ball assistants are not permitted to return a ball to a player
  • Ball assistants are required to return a ball to a vacant cone each time a replacement ball is used
  • Ball assistants should not be positioned next to the cones so that it is clear they will not return balls to players

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.

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.

Please note the ticket office will only be taking queries related to the Brentford fixture.

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 behaviour line via text or WhatsApp on 07880 196442.

See it. Say it. Sorted.

As reminder to fans, the Premier League has issued the following guidance on displaying flags of countries in conflict within stadia: The safety of all those attending matches is a priority. Following the Premier League’s consultation with safety and security experts, clubs, football partners and external stakeholders, supporters attending matches will not be permitted to bring Israeli and Palestinian flags into Premier League stadiums for the foreseeable future.

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

Safeguarding

The Club takes the Safeguarding of all fans attending the Amex seriously and encourages any concerns or worries about young people or adults at risk to be reported to the nearest steward where our matchday team can respond appropriately.

Autographs and selfies

All players will not stop to sign or pose for selfies when arriving or leaving the stadium – as it is no longer safe to do so.

Instead, we will be offering a number of spaces for our junior season-ticket holders and MyAlbion+ junior members at every home matchday to come to the stadium early for enhanced selfie and autograph opportunities with the squad, in a safe environment as the players arrive.

For more information, tap here.

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