Boxing Day fixture v Brighton

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The park and rides are an option.
A ballache, but.
Patcham has car parking, but a guess as to what is a good time to get there.
17.00 to 17.30 I reckon.
Pyecombe and/or Brighton racecourse.
Patchambee knows the area better than me and on Boxing night it will be a popular destination.
There will be buses from the station.
Parking though will be in Council run car parks or the mega expensive NCP.
There will be extra buses in from Lewes(I am guessing from the station) which imo has better parking options than Brighton.
I have no idea whether trains will be running from Brighton to London after 22.00 hrs or not.
In Woodingdean McWilliam Street is the closest to the stadium approximately 1.5 miles.
No CPZ.
There is an industrial estate too and a small car park on the left before you get to the village.
The car park is used by midnight dog walkers😮 apparently.
good work HB......staying down for the night so buses from brighton station will be most welcome as its a fkin long walk there and back otherwise :(

looking forward to this one.....its got a bit of adventure about it with the no transport options lol or maybe something now anyway ! will be like barrow away when talked about it in the future...you had to be there ;)
 

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The park and rides are an option.
A ballache, but.
Patcham has car parking, but a guess as to what is a good time to get there.
17.00 to 17.30 I reckon.
Pyecombe and/or Brighton racecourse.
Patchambee knows the area better than me and on Boxing night it will be a popular destination.
There will be buses from the station.
Parking though will be in Council run car parks or the mega expensive NCP.
There will be extra buses in from Lewes(I am guessing from the station) which imo has better parking options than Brighton.
I have no idea whether trains will be running from Brighton to London after 22.00 hrs or not.
In Woodingdean McWilliam Street is the closest to the stadium approximately 1.5 miles.
No CPZ.
There is an industrial estate too and a small car park on the left before you get to the village.
The car park is used by midnight dog walkers😮 apparently.
The Falmer rd that connects Woodingdean and A27 is not lit, so if you are going to walk from Woodingdean - take a torch. I wouldn't recommend parking in Woodingdean.
The Mill Rd PR usually is full one and half to 2 hours before kick off - the residential areas have a similar time scale. Westdene which is the residential area on the opposite side of the A23 to Patcham - doesn't have parking restrictions. I know Brighton supporters that park in Valley Drive and roads off it.
Don't rule out using the racecourse PR - it has more spaces and according to Brighton supporters I know, it is easier to leave than Mill Rd. I work near the racecourse and in light traffic it takes me 12- 15 mins.
 

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Yes it has, but it is too close to home for me.
Kids would not speak to me if I said they were not going.
If I could get a guaranteed parking spot with 20 minutes walk max but seems all the options are a massive pain in the arse. There is no way they should have got planning permission in that part of Brighton.
 

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I saw people using that yesterday.
Did it look reasonable, lighting aside?

In the absence of announcements re extra park & rides, I’ve paid £6 for a JustPark in Woodingdean to keep my options open. Still in two minds about whether to go.
 

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If I could get a guaranteed parking spot with 20 minutes walk max but seems all the options are a massive pain in the arse. There is no way they should have got planning permission in that part of Brighton.
Having lived in Brighton for 30 years - this was their only option if they wanted to stay in Brighton - we should understand how important this is. They had to really fight to stay in Brighton and had many opponents who took the fight to the High Court. The travel options enabled them to gain planning permission, the trouble with the Boxing Day game is that those travel options are limited. Brighton need to be more open and forthcoming about how this is being resolved.
 

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Yes it has, but it is too close to home for me.
Kids would not speak to me if I said they were not going.
The more I see and read the more I like your youngsters mate. I’ll be honest it’s going to be the TV for me as hosting the family and usually do it after the game but at 8pm they’ll only just be going home so it’s a no no for me
 

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good work HB......staying down for the night so buses from brighton station will be most welcome as its a fkin long walk there and back otherwise :(

looking forward to this one.....its got a bit of adventure about it with the no transport options lol or maybe something now anyway ! will be like barrow away when talked about it in the future...you had to be there ;)
Bit worn out looking at options for this one.

Was looking at staying overnight and stumbled on this site that hires tandems from the centre of Brighton.

I'm not too clever on bikes but can pedal from the back if you steer. Happy to take a carrier bag and pass beers to the driver.

 

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Bit worn out looking at options for this one.

Was looking at staying overnight and stumbled on this site that hires tandems from the centre of Brighton.

I'm not too clever on bikes but can pedal from the back if you steer. Happy to take a carrier bag and pass beers to the driver.

quality lol lol
 

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I don't drive so got the wife to agree to Christmas in Brighton. She was willing to either come to the game (last game Swansea league cup 1982?) or find somewhere to go for a couple of hours but not at 8pm.

Having seen the hotel prices slightly relieved.

TV
 

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I don't drive so got the wife to agree to Christmas in Brighton. She was willing to either come to the game (last game Swansea league cup 1982?) or find somewhere to go for a couple of hours but not at 8pm.

Having seen the hotel prices slightly relieved.

TV
Swansea league cup was quality with good result. Insist she comes.
 

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A torch that stewards won’t let you take in to the ground. You’re not even allowed a plastic lid on a bottle of water anymore. Meaning the later walk back will still be in darkness.
 

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Did it look reasonable, lighting aside?

In the absence of announcements re extra park & rides, I’ve paid £6 for a JustPark in Woodingdean to keep my options open. Still in two minds about whether to go.
I think JustPark has to be the way to go here - though Moulsecoomb probably a better bet as I assume the walk from there is a little less terrifying than a narrow B road with no pavements or street lighting...
 

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A torch that stewards won’t let you take in to the ground. You’re not even allowed a plastic lid on a bottle of water anymore. Meaning the later walk back will still be in darkness.
Just use a head torch under a woolly hat, unless they make everyone take off their head gear?
 

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Are the park and rides not a realistic option for away fans?
 

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I think JustPark has to be the way to go here - though Moulsecoomb probably a better bet as I assume the walk from there is a little less terrifying than a narrow B road with no pavements or street lighting...

I think I can manage the footpath mentioned above, even if it is pitch black!
 

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Are the park and rides not a realistic option for away fans?
Certainly sounds better than trying to negotiate a muddy track in the pitch black on foot without a torch in the cold and rain/snow.
 
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Certainly sounds better than trying to negotiate a muddy track in the pitch black on foot without a torch in the cold and rain/snow.
Quite. If they sell tickets to the official car parks by the ground to away fans I’d happily shell out the £15.
 

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Will be busier and less availability, but I used to park in Thompson Road/Crespin Way until 3-4 months ago. Free street parking, a short walk to Moulsecoomb station (1 stop) or a 15-20 minute walk to the Amex. Might be worth a punt if driving.
 
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parking sorted on justpark but will still need to get taxi to the ground and back otherwise its a 45 minute walk.
will see nearer the time if anything changes, maybe park and ride
 

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£23 for 18-20 year olds …

So for me and my three kids it’s going to work out £98 just for the match tickets…

I thought Brighton may have done something on the prices being though it’s on tv and late kick off on Boxing Day…
 

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£23 for 18-20 year olds …

So for me and my three kids it’s going to work out £98 just for the match tickets…

I thought Brighton may have done something on the prices being though it’s on tv and late kick off on Boxing Day
If they did, I'd be surprised if they extended that offer to away fans
 

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parking sorted on justpark but will still need to get taxi to the ground and back otherwise its a 45 minute walk.
will see nearer the time if anything changes, maybe park and ride
I managed to get £5 parking with a 20 minute walk on Just Park .. I got lucky I think! .. you have to book early I find on that site
 

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vcant we do a brentford special from ealing broadway ??
 
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