Check out all you need to know ahead of Saturday’s match against Chelsea as we bring you details of the Fanzone opening at 11am, Early Bird Offer, bar opening times and the return of the Palace Cheerleaders to the half-time break.
Food & Drink
The early bird offer will be available at the stadium from when the turnstiles open at 1.30pm and this is at all food outlets that give a great choice for a pre-match meal.
For the first 45 minutes from when the turnstiles open the early bird offer will be available which includes a burger or hot dog plus a beer for £6. This will be available in all stands throughout the stadium in the concourses.
This is in addition to a great choice of food and drink around the stadium at the concourses.
There will also be San Miguel at £4.80 a pint in Byrne, Johnson, Shipperly & Armstrong bars in the Holmesdale Stand.
A new American Pale Ale beer, Cronx Pop Up will be available at the Cronx Bar in the Holmesdale Road Stand where we have improved facilities to enhance the quality and delivery of the Cronx cask ales.
The Fanzone will be open from the earlier time of 11am. The capacity of the area is 500 and match ticket holders will be welcomed on a first come, first served basis.
Inside the Fanzone fans can enjoy drinks (soft and alcoholic) and food, including an open-air BBQ
Lawrence Hill from TV's The Voice competition will be performing in the Fanzone and we also have competitions to win goodie bags and the opportunity to win a chance to take a penalty at half-time on the pitch and also the Cheerleaders will be performing prior to the game.
The Fanzone will close shortly before kick-off on every matchday and re-open for an hour after the game. Please note there will be no alcohol for sale after the game due to licensing restrictions.
The bar opening times before the game are as follows in the lounge areas:
Glaziers, Wright & Bright, Red & Blue and Stanley Stephenson lounges open at 12.30pm.
Crystals will be closed for this game but a reminder that the Fanzone is open from 11am.
Club Store & Box Office
Both are open on Saturday from 9am through until kick-off.
The matchday store in the Directors Car Park is open from 11.00am.
For any ticketing enquiries please go to the main box office next to the club shop, from 9am and any tickets that need to be collected should be done so from 12midday at the collection portakabin at E9 (adjacent to the Glaziers entrance)
Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between Purley and Earlswood, closing some lines.
A reduced service will operate on the Brighton Main Line on Saturday.
Thameslink services between London Bridge and Brighton will not run. Trains between Bedford and Brighton will call additionally at Balcombe.
On health & safety grounds and more importantly the security of our fans, we will be closing the entrance to the Directors Car Park one hour prior to kick-off for all games this season.
Turnstiles open at 1.30pm and kick off is at 3.00pm