Rush for Arsenal cup tickets as Albion prepare for record crowd

They are the hottest tickets in the city - and they go on sale today (Friday).

SeagullsTicketsThey are the hottest tickets in the city - and they go on sale today (Friday).

Brighton and Hove Albion fans can buy tickets to the FA Cup home tie against Arsenal after they go on sale to season-ticket-holders from 10am.

The game - which takes place on Sunday, January 25, with a 4pm kick-off - could see a record crowd of more than 30,000 at the American Express Community Stadium.

Season-ticket-holders - of which the Albion has about 21,000 - have a priority window during which to secure their seats.

For those who do not have a season ticket, or Bronze or Young Seagulls Plus memberships, the all-important date is Monday, January 19, when any remaining tickets will be put on general sale.

The match will be shown live on BT Sport, meaning the Albion will receive a £144,000 fee from the broadcast company. If they shock the current cup-holders they will get a further £90,000 in prize money.

Gate receipts are shared between both clubs, but a bumper crowd will ensure a hugely-welcome payday as new manager Chris Hughton prepares his first forays into the transfer market.