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Match Previews


17 August 2021

The Bantams are set for their second home Sky Bet League Two fixture in four days, when entertaining Stevenage on Tuesday evening. 

Derek Adams' side secured their three points of 2021/22 with a dramatic injury-time triumph over Oldham Athletic on Saturday, as the Utilita Energy Stadium returned to full capacity for the first time in 17 months. 

We have put together a handy Matchday Guide, packed full of all the useful information you need ahead of the clash. 


Supporters are reminded the box office at the Utilita Energy Stadium will remain open right up until kick-off, allowing those without tickets every opportunity to secure their place inside. 

Supporters are reminded this evening's clash is an ALL-TICKET affair, with no admission available on the turnstiles.

Away supporters will be able to purchase tickets on the day of the game - from the box office at the Utilita Energy Stadium. 

When purchasing, supporters will have the option to either receive a physical ticket or an electronic ticket to be sent via e-mail. 

This e-ticket can either be printed at home and brought along to the game to be scanned on turnstiles, or simply displayed on a smartphone or mobile device to admit entry on the day.

Supporters will also be able to secure a suite upgrade for the encounter - subject to availability.

This can be purchased both online via the club's ticketing website or at the Utilita Energy Stadium ticket office, right up until kick-off on the day of the game.

For full details on matchday admission prices for the contest, please CLICK HERE.

To purchase your ticket, please CLICK HERE 


The club will continue to remain cautious of the threat of COVID-19, by implementing advisory measures on matchday. To read the club's Spectators Code of Conduct, please CLICK HERE. 

These measures WILL NOT be compulsory, though supporters are advised, where possible, to obey the following procedures - to keep themselves and others safe: 

- Arrive early to avoid queues. Turnstiles will be open from 6.00pm

- Wash hands regularly (use of sanitising stations throughout the stadium)

- Wear a face mask when in internal and crowded areas

- If not consuming alcohol, head straight to your seat - and avoid congregating in concourses

- Be courteous to others at all times. Maintain social distance from those not inside your bubble

- After the game, please remain seated until it is safe for you to exit the stadium socially distanced

DO NOT ATTEND if you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, or have been ordered to self-isolate

To view the club’s full spectators code of conduct, please CLICK HERE. 


The Utilita Energy Stadium is a strictly NON-SMOKING venue. Anyone caught smoking on the premises - including the use of e-cigarettes - will be immediately be ejected and not permitted re-entry. 

Similarly, any supporter who chooses to leave the stadium to smoke will not be readmitted at any point. 


Supporters are politely asked to avoid bringing large bags to the stadium. If bringing food to the venue, smaller, see-through bags sized A4 are preferred. 

Only plastic bottles will be permitted inside Valley Parade, with no glass bottles or cans allowed. 


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.


Turnstiles are set to open from 6.00pm on matchday, with pre-match entertainment to be provided via the electronic scoreboard inside the Utilita Energy Stadium. 

Supporters are politely asked to leave plenty of time to travel, and arrive at the stadium as early as possible to limit queues in the lead-up to kick-off. 

All sections of the stadium will be open, and the following is the best way to gain access to your seat:

  • THE JCT600 FAMILY STAND (WEST): Turnstiles W3-W15, which can be located in the Directors’ car park either side of the glass doors to the banqueting suites, which can be accessed from Valley Parade or Burlington Street. The turnstiles will give access to season tickets and match tickets only. The late gate (open until half-time) will be W3, which is the turnstile nearest to Valley Parade. Supporters in wheelchairs can gain access to The JCT600 Family Stand (West) via Gate WD on Valley Parade - or via The Yorkshire Payments 1911 Main Reception, using the lift.
  • NORTH WEST CORNER: Turnstiles NW3-NW6 - which can be located to the left of the box office as you approach it. The turnstiles will give access to season tickets and match tickets only. The late gate (open until half-time) will be NW6. Supporters in wheelchairs can gain access to the North West Corner through the One In A Million school compound, and then through Gate NWB.
  • THE KOP (NORTH): There are two locations to gain entry to The Kop: behind the stand or from Midland Road. Turnstiles N1-N8 (four near to the box office and four near to the Bantams Bar entrance) are situated behind The Kop. The turnstiles will give access to season tickets and match tickets ONLY. The late gate (open until half-time) will be N1. Supporters in wheelchairs can gain access to The Kop through the One In A Million school compound and then through Gate ND. In addition, supporters can also gain entry to both levels of The Kop from Midland Road, using turnstiles N12-N14. The turnstiles will give access to season tickets and match tickets only. There will be no late gate for The Kop on Midland Road; N1 behind the Kop will remain open until half-time. Supporters in wheelchairs cannot access The Kop from Midland Road, and are asked to enter the stadium through the One In A Million school compound and then through Gate ND.
  • THE MIDLAND ROAD STAND (EAST): Turnstiles E1-E6 on Midland Road will be open for this stand for this game. The turnstiles will give access to season tickets and match tickets only. The late gate (open until half-time) will be E6. Supporters in wheelchairs can gain access to the (East) Stand should gain access through Gate EA
  • AWAY SUPPORTERS: Away supporters can gain access to The Midland Road Stand Blocks F and G using turnstiles on Midland Road (closest to The TL Dallas Stand, which will be closed for this game). Please enter through, E11 or E12 - with E12 staying open until half-time. Away supporters will be able to purchase tickets on the day of the game - from the box office at the Utilita Energy Stadium. 


Issue Two of the club's official matchday programme will once again be available to purchase around the Utilita Energy Stadium, after returning for 'The Homecoming' on Saturday. 

On sale for just £3, The Parader sees in-form Lee Angol feature as the cover star and subject of The Big Interview, where he discusses a special day over the weekend and his start to life as a Bantam. 

The frontman also outlines his ambitions in claret and amber while touching on his pride at having opened his City account against Oldham. 

Derek Adams once again pens 'From The Dugout', while chief executive officer Ryan Sparks provides an update 'From The Top'. 

Sellers can be found outside the 1911 Yorkshire Payments Main Reception, outside The Kop, on the corner of Thorncliffe Road and Midland Road, at the top of Valley Parade, outside the visiting entrance on Midland Road and inside The JCT600 Family Stand concourse - from 6.00pm on Tuesday.

Supporters will also be able to get their hands on programmes from Saturday's victory over Oldham Athletic, which will be on sale. 


The City Shop will be open right up until kick-off on Tuesday evening, to enable supporters to get their hands on the club's all-new home, away and third strips, as well as the exciting new 2021/22 training range. 

To read The City Shop's full opening hours, please CLICK HERE


Refurbished kiosks will be open again this evening, courtesy of the club's official kiosk catering partner, Tiffin Stadium Catering. 

The club has acknowledged issues which were expereinced on Saturday with the matchday stadium kiosk catering operation, with work going in to help ensure of a cleaner and more enjoyable experience for all this evening. 

Fast-food products available for supporters to enjoy include the beef burger (£3.75), cheese burger (£4), chicken burger (£4) and hot dog (£4), which is also halal. 

A renewed partnership also means the popular Pukka Pies (£3.50) will be available in kiosks, while pints of Carling can be purchased on draft for just £3.80, along with a range of snacks, and hot and cold soft drinks. 

Meal deals are all available for just £7 from kiosks, with any pie and beer, burger and beer or hot dog and beer being served.

With brand-new EPOS machines also installed in the kiosks, supporters will be able to pay contactless - as well as with cash and chip card. 

New and improved kiosks follow feedback from supporters, with Tiffin aiming to deliver quality food, speedy service and reasonable prices. 

Refurbished kiosks will be open in Utilita Energy Stadium concourses from 6.00pm on Saturday, when turnstiles open. 


After re-opening its doors in the lower-tier concourse of The JCT600 Family Stand on Saturday, Billy's Coop will be closed this evening, and for all evening fixtures this season. 

It will re-open when the Bantams play host to Walsall on Saturday September 4 (3.00pm). 


Stevenage have enjoyed a faultless start to their Sky Bet League Two campaign, with successive victories over Barrow and Bristol Rovers seeing them currently sit second in the table. 

Still to concede a league goal, Boro also made it through to the second round of the Carabao Cup last week, with a penalty shoot-out victory over Sky Bet Championship Luton Town. 


Mostly cloudy conditions are in store for supporters in attendance tonight, with a slight chance of rain and highs of 17°C. 

To view the club’s full spectators code of conduct, please CLICK HERE. 

To purchase your ticket for this evening's game, please CLICK HERE. 

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