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9 November 2021

Match Previews


9 November 2021

City's Papa John's Trophy campaign ends tonight at the Stadium of Light, as the Bantams face Sunderland at 7.00pm.

With close to 100 set to make the trip to Wearside, we have put together an Away Day Guide to help supporters along the way... 


Stadium of Light




Sunderland's home holds a capacity of 49,000 - making it the largest ground in the EFL.

The club moved to the Stadium of Light in 1997 - after leaving their former home of Roker Park, where they played for 99 years.

City supporters will be housed in the upper tier of the North Stand, with the away turnstiles situated within blocks 69-72.


There is no pay-on-the-day for tonight’s game, though tickets remain available - online, from the box office, or by calling 01274 770012 - until MIDDAY TODAY. 

City’s allocation of 252 will have supporters seated in the North Stand Upper, Tier 3. Close to 100 have already snapped up tickets. 

Supporters who purchase a ticket for this encounter directly from Bradford City will receive 10 loyalty points, which will be applied to their online balance, as part of this season's all-new initiative

Admission prices are as follows: 

Adults: £10

Over-65 / Under-16*£5

Disabled fans pay the age-related amounts and are entitled to a free carer, should the carer be over the age of 18.

iFollow video match passes are also available for just £10 - to all supporters unable to make it to the Stadium of Light. For full details - and to purchase - please CLICK HERE.

For full ticketing details - and to purchase - please CLICK HERE


By car:

The Stadium of Light (SR5 1SU) is easily accessible from the A19 and A1 via the Wessington Way (A1231).

By train:

Sunderland is the nearest mainline station, located 10-15 minutes’ walk away in the city centre. For journey planning and other rail information, visit National Rail.

By bus:

Bus numbers 2, 3, 4, 12, 13, 15 and 16 all stop nearby. The city’s main bus station, Park Lane Interchange, is within walking distance of the stadium

Visit Nexus for more information on Metro, including journey planning.


Parking at the stadium is limited and requires a parking pass. On matchdays, stadium car parks are closed from five minutes before full-time until 30 minutes after the final whistle.

Police and local authority parking restrictions, including permit schemes, are in place on more than 60 streets surrounding the stadium and are heavily enforced.

Park and walk:

Car parking is available from two sites at the University of Sunderland – the A183 (Chester Road) and St Peter’s. Both are clearly signposted. Follow signs for matchday parking.

Park and ride:

Supporters should use the Park and Ride facility on Wessington Way (A1231). This is easily accessible from the A19 and is clearly signposted.

Buses will pick up from the permanent bus stops on Sunderland Enterprise Park while pick-up points from the stadium are to the north on Keir Hardie Way.

Buses run every five minutes before the game from 90 minutes prior to kick-off and regularly after the game until all fans have been transported back to their cars.


There are plenty of options for food and drink available, both inside and out of the ground.

The ground:

The club have opened a Fan Zone which is located outside the South East part of the stadium.

The area has entertainment in the form of live bands and large screens, plus food and drink outlets.

It is open to both home and away supporters three hours before kick-off, and for one hour after the game has ended. Entry is free.

Otherwise, alcohol is also available inside the stadium, in the form of Carling Lager, Carling Cider, Worthingtons and various wines. However, for certain games the club opt not to sell alcohol to away supporters.

PLEASE NOTE: The Stadium of Light is a completely CASHLESS facility. Contactless payment methods have been introduced throughout the venue for purchasing food, drink and merchandise. 

The pubs:

Harbour View on the Sunderland seafront is around a 15-20 minute walk away.

Simply walk along Roker Avenue (opposite the main entrance to the stadium) until you reach the seafront, turn left along the front and you will see the pub up on the left.

The establishment, which is listed in the CAMRA Good Beer Guide, serves up to six ales, reasonably-priced food (with its own matchday menu) and has a large screen television. As the name of the pub suggests, views along the coast from the pub's location are available.


Showers are expected at the Stadium of Light this evening, on an otherwise mild night - with highs of around 14°C. 

To purchase an iFollow video match pass for tonight's game, please CLICK HERE.

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