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17 September 2019

Club News


17 September 2019

The Bantams continue their 2019/20 Sky Bet League Two campaign, with a trip to Cheltenham Town this evening. 

We have compiled a handy Away Day Guide - packed full of useful information ahead of the 7.45pm contest!


The Jonny-Rocks Stadium

Whaddon Road



GL52 5NA 


The club would like to remind supporters the possession or use of pyrotechnics inside a football ground is strictly prohibited.

Those found to be carrying or using pyrotechnics will face a long-term ban.

We would like to remind supporters it is a criminal offence to enter the pitch at any time.

Anyone who does so without permission can expect to face prosecution.


Built in 1927, the Jonny-Rocks Stadium has been home to this evening's hosts since 1932. 

With a capacity of 7,200, the venue compromises both standing terraces and seated stands and was also home to Gloucester City between 2010 and 2017. 

The ground has four stands: The Autovillage Main Stand, the Speedy Skips Stand, the Colin Farmer Stand and the Hazelwoods Stand. 


City supporters can pay on the gate for tonight's contest. 

Travelling Bantams will be housed in the all-seater, 1,100-capacity Hazelwoods Stand. 

Admission prices are as follows:

Adults: £22

Concessions (Over 65 / Student): £16

Juniors (Under-18): £8


Car parking is limited at the Jonny-Rocks Stadium, however you can pre-book a space by contacting the Cheltenham ticket office on 01242 573558 (option 1).

Matchday parking costs £6 per vehicle.

Street parking in the immediate vicinity of the ground is also available, though is also restricted.


To drink:

City supporters are spoilt for choice in Cheltenham, if looking for somewhere to enjoy a pre-match beverage.

The Sudley Arms and The Feathered Fish are both located on Prestbury Road - around a 10-minute walk from the ground. 

The Kemble Brewery Inn on Fairview Street serves six real ales and - at the ground itself - you will find the Robins Nest, The Robins Bar and Parklands Social Club. 

To eat:

The Royal Fish Bar fish and chip shop is located just a two-minute walk away from the ground, on Whaddon Road itself. 

The Robins Bar at the stadium welcomes away fans and serves hot food, and kiosks inside the venue serve hot pastries, burgers, bacon rolls and hot dogs. 


By car:

Leave the M5 at junction 10 and take the A4019 towards Cheltenham.

Keep straight on through the traffic lights until you come to large roundabout (there is a McDonalds on the left), at which you turn left.

Continue up this road going over a double mini-roundabout. Keep going for around 300 yards and then turn right onto Swindon Lane.

Go over the level crossing and straight over the next roundabout (signposted Prestbury), passing the racecourse on your left.

Turn right onto Albert Road (signposted Gloucestershire University) and, at the bottom at the roundabout, turn left onto Prestbury Road (the ground is signposted from here).

Further down Prestbury Road, turn right onto Whaddon Road. The Jonny-Rocks Stadium is further down, on the left.

By Train: 

Nearest train station: Cheltenham Spa Railway Station 

Frequent train routes run between Cheltenham and Gloucester, Bristol, Birmingham, Manchester and London. 

To get to the town centre from Cheltenham Spa Railway Station, you can either walk (approximately 20 minutes), get the Stagecoach D bus (departs every 10 minutes during peak times) or get a taxi (there is a taxi rank at the station).


Supporters can expect a mild Gloucestershire evening for tonight's encounter.  

Conditions are expected to remain dry and clear, with temperatures of around 14°C. 

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