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31 July 2021

Fixture News


31 July 2021

The Bantams are set to travel to Sky Bet League One side Accrington Stanley for their final pre-season friendly.  

We have put together an Away Day Guide with some handy information ahead of the game - which kicks off at 3.00pm in Lancashire. 


The Wham Stadium 

Livingston Road





The Wham Stadium (still known by many as the Crown Ground) has been the home of Stanley since opening its doors in 1968. 

The ground has an overall capacity of 5,450, with 3,100 seats.  

The venue has gone by a number of different names over the years including the Crown Ground (original name), Fraser Eagle Stadium, and the Interlink Express Stadium. 


City supporters will be able to secure tickets for the encounter - from the Wham Stadium - friom 1.30pm right up until kick-off. 

Tickets can be purchased from the away ticket booth located in the Coppice End car park. 

Travelling City supporters will be situated in both the Coppice Terrace (standing) behind the goal, and the Studio Stand (seated). 

Admission prices are as follows: 

Adults: £10


*Concessions for this clash include senior citizens aged 65 and above, students with valid identification and those aged 17 and under. 


Car parking is currently unavailable at the Wham Stadium, due to the ongoing building and installation work of the Fanzone Marquee. 

Supporters are asked to arrive early and opt for street parking, if making their own way to the stadium by car. 


Accrington's Fanzone Marquee will be open to both sets of supporters from 12.30pm, with live music from 1.00pm.

The club will also be trialling the Bottoms Up Beer quick fill dispensers, with a view to installing them around the Wham Stadium if they are proved a success.

The club sports bar is called Redz. This is located in the HML Recycling Jack Barrett Main Stand and happily welcomes visiting supporters. This bar provides draft lager and cider along with other common pub drinks. Also, if you are hungry, you can choose from a selection of pies. 

The most common place to eat outside of the ground is the Oaklea Fish & Chip shop which is located across the road from the Grey Horse. 


By car: 

M65 directions

Leave the M65 at Junction 7 taking the Clitheroe turn off the roundabout. 

Then, turn right at the first set of traffic lights opposite Clayton Business Park, follow the A678. 

Follow the road over the canal bridge to the next set of traffic lights. 

Turn right once again going over the motorway bridge and towards Accrington A680. 

Carry on at the next set of lights where the Greyhound pub will be on your right. 

Follow the road as it bends to the right and then take the first left after the Crown pub into Livingstone Road. 

M66 directions

At the end of the M66 follow the A56 until you come to the Rising Bridge roundabout. 

Take the first turning which is the A680 towards Accrington for roughly three miles. 

After you pass the police and fire stations on the left-hand side, follow the ring road dual carriageway around the town centre, through the pelican crossing and three sets of traffic lights. 

Then, at the fourth set of lights, opposite the Castle Pub, turn right to rejoin the A680. 

Follow this road for around one-mile and then Livingstone Road is roughly about 400 yards past Accrington Victoria Hospital on the right-hand side. 

By train: Accrington Railway Station is roughly a 20-minute walk from the stadium. 

Once you have left the station, go down the hill which passes over the main Blackburn road, follow the road down the hill which means you will pass the King Street Pub on your left-hand side. 

Follow the road down to the main roundabout and then cross over the road and head up the hill which means you will pass the Aldi supermarket on your left. At the top of the hill, turn left which takes you onto Whalley Road. 

Go straight on through the traffic lights where the Grey Horse and Oaklea pubs are 300-metres away. Continue straight on Whalley Road over the mini roundabout for roughly 200-metres and then you will see Livingstone Road on your right. 

Proceed to turn down Livingstone Road and the stadium is on your left. 

By bus: The nearest stop to the stadium is opposite the Crown Pub. 

This particular bus is the number 7 and it runs every 15 minutes from the main bus station in the centre of Accrington. 


There is currently a high chance of rain in Accrington on Saturday afternoon. Temperatures are looking to be around a mild 17°C. 

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