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Fixture News


22 June 2016

Fixture News


22 June 2016

Stuart McCall's Bantams received their FULL Sky Bet League One fixture schedule for the 2016/2017 season this Wednesday morning.

McCall's first match back in charge at Valley Parade will come on home soil against Port Vale on Saturday 6 August 2016.

The Bantams' EFL Cup Round 1 tie will follow next up the week commencing 8 August (draw to take place at 1:00pm this Wednesday afternoon).

Away fixtures against Peterborough United (Saturday 13 August) and Milton Keynes Dons (Tuesday 16 August) come in quick succession afterwards, before City finish the month with home matches against Coventry City (Saturday 20 August) and Oldham Athletic (Saturday 27 August).

The Bantams kick off September with long trips to Millwall and Gillingham on the first two weekends of the month. September will also see City travel to the Macron Stadium to come up against former manager Phil Parkinson for the first time (Saturday 24 September).

October, a busy month for City containing six league fixtures, begins away at Chesterfield. The Bantams will head to the Proact Stadium looking for their third successive win away at the Spireites.

Highlights of October also include a home double-header against Southend United (Tuesday 18 October) and Yorkshire neighbours Sheffield United (Saturday 22 October), plus a visit to newly promoted Oxford United (Saturday 15 October).

City end of month with a visit to AFC Wimbledon (Saturday 29 October).

McCall's men will start their Emirates FA Cup campaign at the start of November. The month will also include home matches against Rochdale (Saturday 12 November) and Northampton Town (Tuesday 22 November).

A visit to Southend United (Saturday 19 November) is on the cards as well for City, Roots Hall being the venue where the Bantams secured their end-of-season Play-Off spot last year.

December will see three of City's four scheduled league fixtures played at home, including festive fixtures against Scunthorpe United (Monday 26 December) and Bury (Saturday 31 December). The Bantams' other home fixture in December is against former Championship side Charlton Athletic (Saturday 10 December).

The Bantams' first game of 2017 will be away at Northampton Town.

City's Play-Off semi-final opponents from last season, Millwall, will travel to Valley Parade on Saturday 21 January.

Like October earlier in the season, February is another month to feature six league fixtures in it. City begin and end the month at home - Gillingham (Saturday 4 February) and Milton Keynes Dons (Tuesday 28 February).

February will also see back-to-back away games at Bristol Rovers (Saturday 11 February) and Fleetwood Town (Tuesday 14 February), plus the return of Parkinson to Valley Parade with Bolton (Saturday 18 February).

City's other fixture in the month is away at Port Vale (Saturday 25 February).

Matches against Coventry City (Saturday 11 March) and Charlton Athletic (Tuesday 14 March) at the Ricoh Arena and The Valley respectively come for City within the space of three days in March.

The final month of the regular season - April - begins at home to Walsall (Saturday 1 April), City having defeated the Saddlers 4-0 in the corresponding fixture last year.

Easter fixtures in the month will see McCall's men entertain Oxford United (Saturday 15 April), before travelling to Sheffield United for a bumper Bank Holiday Yorkshire derby just two days later (Monday 17 April).

The Bantams round up their fixtures for the 16/17 campaign with a home game against AFC Wimbledon (Saturday 22 April) and then a final day trip to Rochdale (Sunday 30 April).

City supporters can download a full printable breakdown of the club's fixtures, including a full fixture list for the season, by clicking on the link -  Bradford City Fixtures Guide 2016 2017

The breakdown also gives details of certain patterns in City's fixture schedule - back-to-back home/away matches etc - plus a list of scheduled encounters against local sides.

Fans can also see the fixtures using the graphic below.

On top of that, the club have produced another graphic detailing all of City's home fixtures for the season ahead as well.

Now you know the club's fixture list, book your place for the 16/17 season and back McCall's men!

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