Sunday 17th March 2013
Brighton & Hove Albion v Crystal Palace
Kick-off 12 midday.
To help make all our supporters journey to the Amex as smooth as possible we will be updating travel information for Sunday as and when it becomes available:
Please note that a special train service for AWAY supporters attending the match has been arranged by Southern Railway. This train will depart from Falmer railway station, platform 2 at 14:35, and will travel non-stop to East Croydon and calling at East Croydon and London Victoria only. Persons wishing to travel on this service should follow the signage from the Amex Stadium to Falmer station and join a dedicated queue area situated on the platform 2 side of the railway station.
Falmer Station is adjacent to the Amex Stadium concourse and it is just a short walk to the stadium.
There are trains available for fans travelling to the stadium before and after matches, on all match days a normal service will be running but these services will be strengthened, we will also be putting some additional trains to deal with increased demand.
Parking is available at Station across the Southern network please check the Southern Railway website at http://www.southernrailway.com/your-journey/station-information/car-parking/ for availability and pricing for parking at the station that suits you best.
This is the only special rail service in place. All other services are as per the timetable.
West side one way system - At the end of the match we will be creating a one way pedestrian system on the west side of the stadium. Fans leaving the away end, south west corner, west upper and lower concourses and west hospitality will be asked to turn right as they leave the stadium and walk to their transport in a clockwise direction. Even for those home fans in the coach park, the walk should add less than five minutes to your normal walk. Away fans wishing to access the coach park or park & ride queues are asked to wait in their concourse for approximately 15 minutes, when they will be able to access the coach park.
There is car parking available just a few minutes' walk from the Amex, at the Bridge Car Park.
There are a wide range of bus routes and football specials that serve the Amex from the local area. A full bus schedule can be found online at http://www.buses.co.uk/travel/football.aspx
Private Coach or Minibus
Private coaches and minibuses are welcomed at the stadium and can park within a short walking distance from the stadium concourse. Contact the club's transport manager by email firstname.lastname@example.org to confirm contact details, coach/minibus providers and registration mark of vehicle if known.
Football Park & Rides
There are Football Park & Ride sites for your use situated at:
• Mill Road, third exit off A23/A27 roundabout, BN1 8ZF
• Mithras House and Cockcroft House, Lewes Road, BN2 4AT
• Brighton Racecourse, BN2 9XZ
For directions and to find the most convenient site please put the relevant postcode into your satnav or route planner. Please note 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.
At all sites, stewards will show you where to park. Disabled drivers will be directed to spaces next to the Park & Ride bus pick-up points. At every park and ride site there will be at least one bus that is fully DDA compliant. Anyone needing assistance getting on a bus will be given priority when you make yourself known to the stewards.
After the match you should go to the sign posted pick-up points in the stadium bus and coach park as directed by stewards and the buses will then take you back to your car.
Please note all cars must be removed from the Mill Road car park no later than two hours after the match.
Disabled car parking
Disabled car parking is available at the stadium for away fans - but it must be pre-booked with the club. Please contact the club with details of your disability and parking requirements on 0845 873 0251. Spaces are allocated is areas that allow convenient access to the concourse areas.
There is no near-site parking for away fans around the Amex Stadium. Anyone trying to park a private car will be given a parking ticket or turned away and told to use the nearest park and ride site. Without a Travel Voucher you will need to make your own way to and from the stadium.
Important things to remember if travelling by car
• There are no uncontrolled parking areas at either university campus or the Brighton Aldridge Academy; entry to these premises will be controlled by stewards.
• There is no on-street parking anywhere close by to the stadium and there are traffic schemes in place to make sure that these are upheld.
• Nearby residential areas will be controlled by stewards and access on match days will be available to residents only.
• If you do park in areas around the stadium, you run a very real risk of receiving a parking ticket or worse still having your car towed away.
After the match you can stay behind in the concourse and enjoy some post match refreshments. This will greatly reduce the numbers exiting at the same time and transport that stewards and police will have to deal with. All the coach companies have agreed to delay departure for at least an extra half an hour. This will give every spectator the opportunity to see what the post-match experience is like. For this match you will be permitted to go back into the bowl to watch the post-match entertainment on the big screens.
There will also be a special ale available on Sunday; Fullers London Pride is the guest ale in the home stands while Cronx will be available in the away end for the Crystal Palace fans.