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BRIGHTON & HOVE ALBION - FA CUP

SUNDAY 25TH JANUARY 2015
, KICK-OFF 4.00PM GMT

AMEX STADIUM

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ADDRESS:
AMEX Community Stadium, Village Way, Brighton, BN1 9BL

MAP: http://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&q=BN1+9BL

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WEATHER

Check the local weather at Netweather.tv - Weather for UK Football Grounds - http://www.netweather.tv/index.cgi?action=football

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ARSENAL TRAVEL CLUB

The official Arsenal Travel Club organise travel to all competitive games for the Men's First Team. Go to www.arsenal.com/the-match/fixtures-reports, select "Match Menu" next to the game then click the Travel tab.

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PUBLIC TRANSPORT

Call 08457 484950 or click here for National Rail Enquiries - www.nationalrail.co.uk - journey planner and news of service disruptions.

Call 020 7222 1234 or click here Transport for London - www.tfl.gov.uk for London travel service updates.

Call 08717 818178 or click here for National Express Coaches - www.nationalexpress.com for coach services.

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Subsidised Local Travel

Match ticket holders are entitled to use either the club's matchday park-and-ride service or bus and/or train travel within the designated travel zone, which extends to Shoreham to the west, Lewes & Seaford to the east and Haywards Heath to the north.

When arriving at the park-and-ride or using Brighton & Hove Buses and/or all rail services to and from the Amex, within the travel zone, all ticket holders need do is show their match ticket, smartcard or, if fans are collecting their ticket from the stadium, proof of ticket purchase.

For weekend or Bank Holiday home games kicking off at 3pm, the bus and train services will be available to between 11.30am and 9pm; for midweek matchdays the service can be used between 4.15pm and 12 midnight. Those fans travelling from outside of the zone should purchase a ticket to the relevant station on the boundary so supporters travelling from London need only purchase a rail ticket as far as Haywards Heath - your match ticket covers the rest.

See the club website for details www.seagulls.co.uk/fans/travel

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By Train

The Amex Stadium is sited next to Falmer station, between Brighton and Lewes.

The station is small and queues to enter the station and board trains, particular on the westbound (towards Brighton) platform, can be very long.

Engineering works this weekend mean two or three changes and replacement bus services are required, with an average journey time of two hours from Victoria or London Bridge. Refer to
National Rail Enquiries - www.nationalrail.co.uk or call 08457 484950.

By Bus

Coach services run hourly for most of the day between London Victoria and Brighton.

The Amex Stadium at Falmer is a short bus ride from the centre of Brighton with about 20 bus services operating between Brighton station and the Amex and the adjacent Sussex University & Brighton University sites - see Brighton & Hove Travel - www.buses.co.uk for details. Remember that your match ticket includes local travel to/from the stadium.

By Car

Driving from London, take the M23 then A23 towards Brighton until it meets the A27.

If you're only dropping passengers at the stadium take the A27 east towards Lewes for about 4 miles to Falmer. The stadium can be clearly seen on the right - just take the slip road and follow the signs.

If intending to park, either continue into Brighton and park there then use local transport or see below for Park-and-Ride.
 

Parking

There are football Park-and-Ride sites at:

* Mill Road, third exit off A23/A27 roundabout - Postcode BN1 8ZF
* Mithras House and Cockroft House, Lewes Road - Postcode BN2 4AT
* Brighton Racecourse - Postcode BN2 9XZ

The Mill Road site can only be accessed from the A23/A27 turn-off at Patcham and by driving west up Mill Road. You will not be allowed to enter Mill Road from the Hove turn-off from the A27.

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Eating & Drinking advice -
compiled from Football Ground Guide - www.footballgroundguide.com


Alcohol is served within the ground in the form of Kronenburg, Strongbow, Harveys real ale, Fosters and wine. The Club also offer a 'Pie and a Pint'. If possible they try to offer away supporters their own local beer as well.

After the game the bars at the ground remain open. If you want to avoid the queues at the railway station then stay at the ground for a beer and watch the late kick off game on the television screens. They also display the departing train times on screen, so you know when to leave.

With the stadium being on an out-of-town site, there are very few local pubs. The Swan Inn on Middle Street in Falmer is about 15 minute walk away, but for most fixtures this is for home fans only.

However Lewes to the east has a number of great pubs within minutes of the station - just turn right and walk up the hill to the High Street.

Brighton to the west is famously a holiday and entertainment destination and is full of pubs, bars, cafes and restaurants.

Near Brighton station try the Evening Star, on Surrey Street. It is away fan friendly and only two a minute walk away from the station. It is in the CAMRA good beer guide and serves real Sussex ale and cider.

If arriving at the Mill Road Park & Ride then a little further on down London Road (A23) on the left is the Black Lion pub which is a Harvester.

Other recommendations include the Downs Hotel in Woodingdean, on the Falmer Road (B2123) at the Warren Road junction. The Hotel has a bar and is about two miles away. They offer free parking at the hotel and they do a shuttle run (two minibuses) every 15 minutes between 1.30pm and 2.30pm for a reasonable price.

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