Bradford City will not be able to welcome supporters to the Utilita Energy Stadium for Saturday’s visit of Cambridge United (December 19) - as originally hoped - following today’s decision that the Bradford district will remain under tier 3 COVID-19 lockdown restrictions.
The club had prepared for the return of supporters ahead of this weekend’s 3.00pm clash, on the proviso that Bradford would be in tier 2 by the time the fixture took place.
However, given today’s decision, the club will now begin to plan for the next reviewing of COVID-19 lockdown measures, on Wednesday December 30.
Should the Bradford district be placed into tier 2 on this date, and the measures come into effect before the Bantams’ Saturday 2 January 2021 visit of Morecambe, this fixture will see up to 2,000 home supporters allowed inside the Utilita Energy Stadium.
Given the fact the first ‘Claret’ and ‘Amber’ matches from the club’s original fixture list (against Cambridge United and Port Vale respectively), will have been missed should this be the case, the Morecambe fixture will remain ‘Claret’ and the fixture list continue in its original order from this point.
Those who managed to secure tickets for Saturday’s meeting with Cambridge United will be guaranteed access to the Morecambe fixture, should supporters be admitted. These supporters will however be required to head online to our official ticketing website and secure their Morecambe ticket - with a £0 transaction fee - FROM 9.00AM TOMORROW (Friday December 18).
Tickets for the Morecambe game will remain available for ‘Claret’ ‘City For All’ season-ticket holders who secured tickets for the Cambridge United fixture online until 5.00PM ON SATURDAY (December 19).
PLEASE NOTE: Tickets secured for the ‘Claret’ fixture against Cambridge United on Saturday December 19 WILL NOT be valid for the Bantams’ Saturday 2 January 2021 meeting with Morecambe - should Bradford be in tier 2 and supporters be admitted.
Supporters who secured a Cambridge United ticket but wish not to attend the Morecambe fixture - and wish to have their £1 transaction fee refunded - are politely asked to e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Monies on this account can therefore in turn then be used to pay for future transaction fees when securing tickets for ‘Claret’ or ‘Amber’ fixtures going forward.
A limited number of tickets which were not claimed ahead of the Cambridge United clash will be made available to ‘Claret’ ‘City For All’ season-ticket holders for the Morecambe fixture on Saturday 2 January 2021 - via our online ticketing service - FROM 10.00AM ON MONDAY (December 21). These tickets will then only apply should tier 2 COVID-19 lockdown restrictions come into effect across the Bradford district on or before Saturday December 2, and will again entail a £1 transaction fee - to cover administration costs.
PLEASE NOTE: The club has acknowledged an error with its online ticketing system which wrongly charged supporters a £4 transaction fee when securing Cambridge United tickets, instead of £1. Supporters who were charged extra have had this amount automatically refunded, and the credits placed back into their online ticketing account balance.
To read the club’s up-to-date ticketing terms and conditions, please CLICK HERE.
For a list of Frequently Asked Questions relating to everything detailed above, please CLICK HERE.
To read an updated COVID-19 spectators code of conduct - ahead of the return of supporters - please CLICK HERE.
For more information on any of the above, please e-mail email@example.com or call 01274 773355 between 9.00am and 5.00pm TODAY (Thursday December 17), TOMORROW (Friday December 18) AND MONDAY (December 21).