BRIGHTON & HOVE ALBION V COVENTRY CITY
SATURDAY FEBRUARY 17TH AT 3PM
AT AMERICAN EXPRESS COMMUNITY STADIUM, VILLAGE WAY, FALMER, BRIGHTON, BN1 9BL
Kick off at 3pm. Replay Feb 27/28 if required.
The game is being shown live on TV overseas. Some of the channels taking the game are:
M40, M25, M23. At the end of the M23, continue onto the A23, heading towards Brighton. At the roundabout which is the junction with the A27, take the A27 towards Lewes. After around four miles you will se the stadium on your right hand side. Leave at the A27 and take the slip road sign posted Falmer (B2123). At the top of the slip road turn right crossing back over the A27 and the entrance to the stadium is down on the right.
There is no parking at the stadium for away fans (although coaches minibuses will be allowed to park providing that they have been pre-booked with the Club) and there is a large no parking zone in force around the area of the stadium on matchdays.
Some Sat-Navs are not recognising the stadium post code of BN1 9BL. You can try instead BN1 9SD which takes you to nearby Falmer Railway Station instead.
Private Coach or Minibus
The best way for away fans to get to the stadium is by organised coach or minibus. These will be allowed to park at the stadium, without charge, and will have direct access into the away end so that you can use the facilities. If you are travelling by coach or minibus, the organiser should telephone Brighton's transport manager on 01273 878288 (email firstname.lastname@example.org ) who will make sure that a parking space is available for you.
If you are staying in Brighton or arrive early and visit the town, there are a wide range of buses that serve the area of the stadium with a number 25 bus every 10 minutes to right outside the stadium and specials available on match days.
Falmer railway station is directly outside the stadium and only a couple of minutes' walk to the away stand. There are frequent trains and specials on match days from both Brighton and Lewes.
Park & Rides
If you have no option other than to travel by car, to take advantage of the club-subsidised Football Park Ride scheme you will need a book of club travel vouchers.
There are Football Park Ride sites for your use situated 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
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.
The Park & Ride buses will run from 12 noon on a Saturday and 5.30pm for evening matches, and run for 90 minutes after the match.
Please note all cars must be removed from the Mill Road car park no later than two hours after the match.
After the match there will inevitably be a queue for your return journey whether you are using the train or the bus. It is taking us roughly 50mins to clear the queues.
To make your journey home more comfortable travel information will be provided in the stadium concourse areas, enabling you to wait inside and enjoy the excellent hospitality facilities we have on offer. Bars will be open for a period of time after each game. So if you don't have to rush off stay and take your time.
Near site parking
The only parking near the stadium is controlled by the Club and can only be used if it is pre-booked. Most of these have already been sold to home supporters and there are no spaces for away supporters. There are no uncontrolled parking areas on either of the Universities or at the Brighton Aldridge Academy and entry to these premises is controlled by stewards.
Disabled car parking, There is disabled car parking at the stadium. This is allocated to people according to their disability. If you believe that you are entitled to disabled parking, please contact the Club with details of your disability and your parking requirements.
There are none available on the day.
The currently appointed referee for Coventry City's FA Cup Fifth Round tie at Brighton & Hove Albion is Craig Pawson.
His assistants are: Simon Long & Simon Beck. The Fourth Official is Tim Robinson.
The bookmakers have City at 8/1 to win at Brighton & Hove Albion on Saturday in an FA Cup Fifth Round fixture.
City are at 8/1 with Brighton at 2/5 and 7/2 the draw.
To check on the odds being offered by some of the leading bookmakers, please click https://www.oddschecker.com/football/english/fa-cup/brighton-v-coventry/winner