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3 October 2016

Club News


3 October 2016

Bury (H), Checkatrade Trophy, Northern Group C Match-day Two, Tuesday 4 October 2016, Northern Commercials Stadium kick off 7:45pm - Turnstile, access and security arrangements.

Bradford City welcomes Bury to the Northern Commercials Stadium this Tuesday evening for the second group match of the Checkatrade Trophy.  With both Clubs doing well in their league campaign, the game promises to be an exciting affair and with the Club’s agreeing to attractive ticket prices, we are hoping home fans will get behind the tournament and attend in good numbers.  

As always, we would ask spectators to get to the stadium as early as possible - with security checks taking place and cash entry being available, the entry process will be slower than for a usual league game, so please don’t leave your arrival until the last minute.  Turnstiles will be open from 6.30pm.


For the home fans, the lower section of the JCT 600 West Stand only will be open for this game.  

Tickets are available now at the Club’s main ticket office and turnstile W3 (which is the one closest to Valley Parade) will be allocated for tickets only.  There will also be a cash option on the night with turnstiles W4-W6 and W11-W14 being allocated for cash entries.


Tickets are attractively priced with adults at £10 and £5 for concessions (under 16s, over 60s and students with a valid NUS card).  All seating will be on an unreserved basis with every supporter receiving a match ticket which they should keep for the duration of the game.


As always, we would ask supporters not to bring bags to the match but where this cannot be avoided, please note all bags will be searched prior to entry.  This may slow down the entry process a little, so spectators are asked to co-operate with stewards as they carry out this important task.  

Bags checks will be conducted at every point of entry to the stadium including turnstiles and banqueting facilities.


We would also remind supporters that season ticket and flexi-cards are not valid for this game.  Being a cup-tie, supporters can only gain access to the stadium by having a pre-paid match ticket in their possession or by paying cash at the turnstile.


So, for Tuesday’s home game against Bury (kick-off 7.45pm), the following entrances are the easiest way to gain entry to the stadium:


For the JCT 600 West Stand

  • Supporters with a pre-paid match ticket should make their way to turnstiles W3.  This is situated in the Directors’ car park and is the first turnstile as you enter the car park from Valley Parade.
  • Supporters who wish to pay cash on the night can enter via turnstiles W4 to W7 or W11 to W15.  For adult entries only at £10 each, W6, W11 and W12 will be available.  Turnstiles W4-W5 and W13-W14 will take both £10 and £5 cash entries to enable family groups to stay together as they enter the stadium. 

For supporters with disabilities, the usual accessible areas in the JCT 600 West Stand Lower will be available.  The areas on the JCT 600 West Stand Lower section can be accessed through Gate WD on Valley Parade or through the 1911 Club reception via the lift.  The area in Block M of the JCT 600 West Stand Upper section will also be available but only to supporters who use a wheelchair.  The usual policy will apply to this game with the disabled person being charged the rate for their age with free access for their carer/companion.


Late turnstiles
There will be two late turnstiles on the JCT 600 Stand which will remain open until half-time.  W3 will stay open late for any match ticket holders and W4 will provide late entry for any cash payers.


Road closures and car breaks-ins

There will be no road closure in place on Midland Road for this game.  Please try to ensure that when you park your vehicle it is secure when you leave it and that any valuables are either removed from the car entirely or placed out of sight while your car is parked up for the game.  

This advice is intended to help supporters to try and avoid having their match day at Bradford City FC being spoiled by thoughtless thieves getting into vehicles.  If you do suffer any crime of this type while attending the game, please report the problem to West Yorkshire Police immediately by calling the non-emergency 101 number.


Northern Commercials Stadium is a no-smoking arena

We would also like to take this opportunity of reminding all supporters that, in accordance with legislation and EFL regulations, the entire stadium is a no-smoking area.  This includes the viewing areas, concourses, toilets and stairways.  In addition, the Club has imposed a ban on the use of e-cigarettes within the stadium.  

We would request that all supporters abide by the bans that are in place for all tobacco products and e-cigarettes for every home game.


Enjoy the game!

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