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Match Previews


30 April 2022

Match Previews


30 April 2022

Mark Hughes' men will travel to the VBS Community Stadium for the first time in their history, in what will be City's final away fixture of the season, with action on April 30 set to get underway from 3.00pm.

For those of you heading to Gander Green Lane for the first time, we have created a handy Away Day Guide to give you all the information you need.


VBS Community Stadium

Gander Green Lane





Gander Green Lane, officially known as the Borough Sports Ground and commercially as the VBS Community Stadium, has been home to The U’s since the club’s inception after it was converted from allotments.

The club replaced two of the small wooden stands with a covered standing terrace dubbed the ‘Rec Terrace’.

A portion of the wooden stands remained for over 40-years, nicknamed the ‘shoebox’, but EFL regulations meant it was destroyed and replaced with a new away end.

The ground underwent further renovations upon their promotion to the EFL as their artificial pitch needed removing.


Tickets for the Bantams’ first-ever trip to Sutton United will not be available on the day of the game. 

Over 450 supporters will make the trip to South London, with no more tickets available whatsoever. 

Admission will not be available on turnstiles, though tickets which have been purchased but not collected can be picked up from Sutton on the day, as can duplicates arranged with the Bradford City Box Office.


On matchdays, the club car park in Gander Green Lane is for parking permit holders only. Away fans should park in Gibson Road, the local municipal car park.

It takes no more than 15 minutes to walk from Gibson Road to the stadium and the route brings you in at the east end of the ground, The Collingwood Road End, which is the area reserved for away supporters.


To eat: Sutton town centre offers a wide range of food outlets, with chains such as Slug & Lettuce and All Bar One at the heart of the centre.

Fast food chains are aplenty in the town, with KFC and McDonald's both in walking distance from the ground.

The matchday menu at the stadium offers a variety of pies, hotdogs and a particularly popular ‘Burger and a pint’ deal seen on FootyScran.

To drink: Away fans are encouraged to visit pubs in Sutton town centre, rather than those that surround the ground.

There are a number of pubs and bars located on the high street, which is just a short walk from the stadium.

The Old Bank is situated just outside Sutton station and accommodates travelling fans.

There is a social club behind the grandstand at the stadium which boasts a selection of real ales.


By car: To reach Sutton travel via the A1, travelling for around four and a half hours.

Merge onto the A14 toward London/Stanstead Airport before joining the M25 to the M23 towards Croydon.

Follow signs for Croydon, turning left onto Downside Road before following signs for Gander Green Lane.

By rail: The quickest way to reach Sutton by train is to change at Birmingham New Street, where trains run directly to Sutton Coldfield.

By train, the journey will take you close to four hours.


Those making the journey South should expect a cloudy day with spells of sunshine, peaking at 16 around kick-off.

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