Bradford City AFC will welcome 6,000 supporters back to the Utilita Energy Stadium next month - with the club’s pre-season schedule now confirmed.
The Bantams will host home fixtures against Doncaster Rovers and Blackburn Rovers in July ahead of the 2021/22 season, which will be treat as ‘pilot’ test fixtures and see home supporters in attendance.
City’s visit of Richie Wellens’ side on Saturday July 17 will see 2,000 spectators return to Valley Parade, while a 4,000 capacity will be implemented when the Sky Bet Championship outfit make the trip across the Pennines a week later.
Pre-season will begin for Derek Adams and his men on Monday June 28, when they commence training at their Woodhouse Grove base.
The Bantams will then head to Scotland for a four-day training camp on Wednesday July 7, returning home - from the outskirts of Glasgow - on Saturday July 10.
City’s first friendly will see them travel to the Horsfall Stadium to face neighbours Bradford (Park Avenue) on Tuesday July 13, where they will aim to retain the Tom Banks Memorial Trophy in the annual fixture.
The day after, a Bradford City side will make the short trip to Eccleshill United, with both fixtures getting underway from 7.30pm.
Adams’ team’s first home encounter will be held on Saturday July 17 - where 2,000 supporters will watch the Bantams entertain Doncaster, from 3.00pm.
Midweek trips to non-league neighbours Guiseley (Tuesday July 20) and Brighouse Town (Wednesday July 21) will then follow, with both games kicking off at 7.30pm.
Four-thousand supporters will witness City take on Blackburn at the Utilita Energy Stadium on Saturday July 24 (3.00pm), before the Bantams travel to Vanarama National League side Chesterfield on Tuesday July 27 (7.30pm).
City’s current pre-season friendly schedule is as follows:
- Bradford (Park Avenue) (A) - Tuesday July 13 - 7.30pm
- Eccleshill United (A) - Wednesday July 14 - 7.30pm
- Doncaster Rovers (H) - Saturday July 17 - 3.00pm
- Guiseley (A) - Tuesday July 20 - 7.30pm
- Brighouse Town (A) - Wednesday July 21 - 7.30pm
- Blackburn Rovers (H) - Saturday July 24 - 3.00pm
- Chesterfield (A) - Tuesday July 27 - 7.30pm
The capacity for pre-season fixtures at the Utilita Energy Stadium will respectively remain 2,000 and 4,000 should England remain in its current stage of the roadmap out of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Details on ticketing and admission for these fixtures will be confirmed in due course, though only HOME supporters will be able to secure their place.
Supporters CAN NOW secure tickets for the Bantams’ trip to Nethermoor Park to face Guiseley - on Tuesday July 20 (7.30pm) - by CLICKING HERE.
Ticketing and admission details for City’s remaining away pre-season fixtures will also be confirmed in due course, with supporters expected to be admitted at fixtures.