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22 July 2021

Club News


22 July 2021

Saturday will see the Utilita Energy Stadium host its second pre-season friendly of the summer - when Blackburn Rovers visit (3.00pm). 

Despite some national COVID-19 restrictions no longer remaining in place, Bradford City AFC will still implement a range of measures to help ensure the safety of the 4,000 people in attendance at Valley Parade - as agreed in advance with the local authorities.

The club continues to ensure the Utilita Energy Stadium is COVID compliant and safe for the welcoming back of supporters. 

Each measure taken will be in line with advice from the government on how to limit the spread and thread of COVID-19. For full details on this, please CLICK HERE. 

To view the club’s COVID-19 Spectators’ Code of Conduct, please CLICK HERE. 

Supporters MUST enter the ground using their own ticket, in order to help the club record track and trace figures in a bid to limit the spread of COVID-19. Each supporter will be admitted into the stadium through the scanning of a barcode - either on their physical ticket or e-ticket. 

Supporters will not need confirmation of a negative COVID-19 test - or a COVID-19 vaccine - in order to be admitted.

Once through the turnstiles, supporters are asked not to congregate in the concourses, and instead head straight for their seat inside the stadium, which will have been specifically allocated in a socially-distanced manner. 

No refreshments will be available on site, with all stadium kiosks CLOSED. Toilet facilities, however, will remain open, with supporters asked to observe social distancing while waiting to use the toilets. 

The McCall Suite, The Hendrie Suite, The Whitney's Legends Suite and the Bantams Bar will be open to those who have secured suite upgrades ahead of the fixture. With a paid bar and snacks on offer. 

When inside the stadium, supporters are asked to keep to a two-metre social distance AT ALL TIMES, from those who are not part of their household, or in their social bubble. 

Face coverings are also to be worn AT ALL TIMES, unless a supporter is exempt from wearing one if, for example, suffering from asthma or similar symptoms.

The club recognises and supports the Hidden Disabilities Sunflower Lanyard Scheme, which aims to identify those with hidden disabilities. For full details on this, please CLICK HERE. 

Supporters are asked to observe hand hygiene by washing or sanitising their hands - in the toilets in Utilita Energy Stadium concourses or at one of many sanitising units - as often as possible. 

During the event, key messages will continue to be communicated throughout the stadium by the electronic scoreboard and official pitch announcer. 

Following the conclusion of the game, messages will then again be communicated through these channels, and will include encouraging supporters to observe social distancing when exiting the stadium. 

Ahead of the fixture, communication with all supporters who have purchased tickets will be made via e-mail will be made. Each supporter with a ticket to the game will receive all the information specified above.

To view the club’s COVID-19 Spectators’ Code of Conduct, please CLICK HERE. 

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