Tickets for City’s pre-season friendly fixtures against Doncaster Rovers and Blackburn Rovers will go on sale - exclusively to ‘Take Me Home’ 2021/22 season-ticket holders - from 12.00PM ON TUESDAY (July 6).
Derek Adams’ Bantams will entertain Richie Wellens’ Rovers on Saturday July 17 (3.00pm) in front of 2,000 socially-distanced spectators, before Tony Mowbray’s men visit a week later (Saturday July 24, 3.00pm), with 4,000 supporters permitted.
The games will spell the first time City will have played in front of supporters at the Utilita Energy Stadium since March 2020, with admission for both available from the ticket office - and via the club’s official ticketing website.
‘Take Me Home’ 2021/22 season-ticket holders will have an exclusive window - UNTIL 9.00AM ON FRIDAY JULY 9 - to secure their place at both fixtures, before tickets go on general sale.
Once on general sale, tickets for the Doncaster encounter will be on sale until 11.59PM ON SUNDAY JULY 11, while tickets for the Blackburn clash can be purchased up until 5.00PM ON FRIDAY JULY 16.
General admission tickets - for both fixtures, across all age categories - will be priced at £10, with supporters politely asked to purchase online where possible, to avoid congestion at the Utilita Energy Stadium’s ticket office.
Utilita Energy Stadium ticket office opening hours are as follows:
- Friday July 2: 9.00am-7.00pm
- Saturday July 3: 9.00am-5.00pm
- Sunday July 4: 9.00am-12.00pm
- Monday July 5: CLOSED
- Tuesday July 6: 12.00pm-5.00pm
- Wednesday July 7: 9.00am-5.00pm
- Thursday July 8: 9.00am-5.00pm
- Friday July 9: 9.00am-7.00pm
- Saturday July 10: 9.00am-5.00pm
- Sunday July 11: CLOSED
FROM MONDAY JULY 12 ONWARD:
- Monday-Friday: 9.00am-5.00pm
- Saturday: 9.00am-12.00pm
- Sunday: CLOSED
On each respective matchday, various COVID-19 restrictions are set to be in place. There will be strictly NO SALES OR ADMISSION AT THE TURNSTILES, and no concourse catering facilities open.
When playing host to the Doncaster friendly, Valley Parade’s Midland Road Stand and the lower tier of The Kop will be open to supporters, while the Blackburn encounter will see both tiers of The Kop and The JCT600 Family Stand open, in addition to the Midland Road Stand.
With all seats socially distanced, supporters will be unable to select their own seat when securing tickets, though will be able to choose a block in a respective stand, and have a seat randomly assigned.
Ahead of matchday, a comprehensive matchday guide will be published ahead of each game, including everything you need to know on the clash.
Once inside the ground, face coverings must be worn, and social distancing observed, at all times. Supporters will not have needed a vaccine or negative test report in order to be admitted.
Suite upgrades will be on sale - on a first-come, first-served basis, for Saturday July 24 - in the newly-refurbished McCall and Hendrie Suites, with upgrades able to be secured via the club’s official ticketing website for £15 each. A paid bar will be open to those admitted, with no food - other than a selection of bar snacks - available.
Matchday banqueting will also be available in The Whitney’s Legends Suite, with numbers extremely limited, for the Blackburn fixture. These packages will include a one-course meal, pre and post-match entertainment and be priced at £40 per person. For further information on the packages available, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Car parking will be on offer from just £5 per vehicle - for both fixtures - in the Burlington Street Car Park, while the Blackburn fixture will also see the Barracks Car Park on Drill Parade open. Spaces in both will firstly be offered to existing pass holders, before being available on a first-come, first-served basis.
With demand expected to be high for admission and hospitality and banqueting ahead of both fixtures, supporters are advised to secure their place as early as possible, to avoid disappointment. In order to avoid queues and congestion at the Utilita Energy Stadium’s ticket office, supporters are politely asked to secure tickets online - via the club’s official ticketing website, as far as possible.
Matchday sponsorship opportunities for the Doncaster Rovers fixture - on Saturday July 17 (3.00pm) are now available. For full details, please e-mail email@example.com.
Meanwhile, the club can confirm Away Priority memberships will be placed on sale from 9.00AM ON WEDNESDAY JULY 7. Further details on this will be provided in due course.