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Match Previews


9 August 2022

Match Previews


9 August 2022

- Valley Parade Ticket Office CLOSED ON MATCHDAY - all ticket sales from Burlington Street Box Office
- LIVE on Sky Sports
- Straight to penalties - if level after 90 minutes
- FanZone closed

The Bantams get their 2022/23 Carabao Cup campaign underway this evening, taking on Hull City at the University of Bradford Stadium. 

The clash will be broadcast live on Sky Sports Football from 7.00pm (7.45pm kick-off) and sees Mark Hughes' men take on Sky Bet Championship opposition.

We have put together a handy Matchday Guide with all the information you need ahead of the clash. 

Firstly, a warm welcome to today's Big Match Sponsor, Sunningdale Dementia Home!


Supporters are reminded that the Valley Parade Ticket Office inside the all-new Bradford City Store will be CLOSED on matchday. 

All matchday ticket sales will be from the traditional Burlington Street Box Office. 

Please DO NOT head to the Valley Parade Ticket Office on matchday, and instead visit the Burlington Street Box Office for all ticketing sales and enquiries.

The Burlington Street Box Office at the University of Bradford Stadium will remain open right up until kick-off, allowing those without tickets every opportunity to secure their place inside. 

Six QR code scanning points remain available around the outside of Valley Parade allowing supporters to scan and secure their tickets with the touch of a button. 

Supporters are reminded today's clash is an ALL-TICKET affair, with no admission available on the turnstiles. Tickets, however, will be available to purchase right up until kick-off, online or in person.

When purchasing, supporters will have the option to either receive a physical ticket or an electronic ticket to be sent via e-mail. 

This e-Ticket can either be printed at home and brought along to the game to be scanned on turnstiles, or simply displayed on a smartphone or mobile device to admit entry on the day.

Visiting supporters will be able to secure admission on turnstiles in The Bradford Lifts Stand, with ONLY CARD PAYMENT ACCEPTED. 

For full details on matchday admission prices for the contest, please CLICK HERE.

To purchase your ticket, please CLICK HERE


Supporters unable to make it to the University of Bradford Stadium this evening are reminded that action is to be broadcast LIVE on Sky Sports Football. 

Getting underway from 7.00pm, coverage will be hosted by Mark Chapman, with former Tiger Michael Dawson and City and Hull legend Dean Windass offering expert analysis live from Valley Parade. 

Another former Bantam, Lee Hendrie, will be on co-commentary, while Emma Saunders will be reporting live with Mark Hughes ahead of the game. 


As a result of the evening kick-off time, the FanZone at the University of Bradford Stadium, located to the rear of The Kop turnstiles near the One In A Million compound, will be CLOSED tonight. 

It is hoped the FanZone will be able to open again ahead of City's next Sky Bet League Two fixture, against Newport County on Saturday (August 13). 


Those thinking of using public transport to get to the University of Bradford Stadium today are encouraged to use First Buses across Bradford, with a special discount for City supporters!

Simply use code the code BANTAMS50 on the First West Yorkshire app for 50% off a FirstSingle adult ticket. 

Both the 626 and 622 routes will get you from Bradford Interchange to Manningham Lane, with this offer only applicable on home matchdays, and available to be used twice per customer, per matchday. 

For full details, and to redeem the offer, please CLICK HERE


Turnstiles in The JCT600 Family Stand and The Kop will open at 6.30pm this evening for home supporters, with Tiffin Stadium Catering kiosks open inside concourses.  

At the same time, turnstiles in The Bradford Lifts Stand will open for visiting supporters. The following is the best way to gain access to your seat:

  • THE JCT600 FAMILY STAND (WEST): Turnstiles W3-W15, which can be located in the Directors’ car park either side of the glass doors to the banqueting suites, which can be accessed from Valley Parade or Burlington Street. The late gate (open until half-time) will be W3, which is the turnstile nearest to Valley Parade. Supporters in wheelchairs can gain access to The JCT600 Family Stand (West) via Gate WD on Valley Parade - or via The Yorkshire Payments 1911 Main Reception, using the lift.  
  • THE KOP (NORTH): Turnstiles N1-N8 (four near to the box office and four near to the Bantams Bar entrance) are situated behind The Kop. The late gate (open until half-time) will be N1. Supporters in wheelchairs can gain access to The Kop through the One In A Million school compound and then through Gate ND
  • AWAY SUPPORTERS: Away supporters can gain access to The Bradford Lifts Stand Blocks F and G using turnstiles on Midland Road (closest to The TL Dallas Stand). Please enter through E8, E9, E10, E11 or E12 - with E12 staying open until half-time. 


The all-new Bradford City Store on South Parade will be open right up until kick-off this evening, to enable supporters to get their hands on the club's all-new home and away strips - and training and leisure ranges.

To read the Bradford City Store’s full opening hours, please CLICK HERE


Supporters are reminded that the club’s official matchday programme, The Parader, will be discontinued from the 2022/23 season onwards. 

No matchday programme will be available at the University of Bradford Stadium today. 

To read full details, please CLICK HERE. 


Refurbished last season, kiosks will be open again this evening, courtesy of the club's official kiosk catering partner, Tiffin Stadium Catering. 

Fast-food products available for supporters to enjoy include the beef burger, cheese burger, chicken burger and hot dog (halal), as well as some tasty, new products. 

Pukka Pies will also be available, while pints of Carling can be purchased on draft in all areas of the stadium apart from in The TL Dallas Stand for visiting supporters (no alcohol in this area of the stadium), along with a range of snacks, and hot and cold soft drinks. 

PLEASE NOTE: Tiffin Stadium Catering kiosks ONLY ACCEPT CARD payment, and are cashless. Please CLICK HERE for full details. 

Kiosks will be open in University of Bradford Stadium concourses from 6.30pm today, when turnstiles open. 


Billy's Coop - located in The JCT600 Family Stand concourse - will be CLOSED this evening, and will open again on Saturday ahead of kick-off, when City host Newport County. 


Valley Parade is a strictly NON-SMOKING venue. Anyone caught smoking on the premises - including the use of e-cigarettes - will be immediately be ejected and not permitted re-entry. 

Similarly, any supporter who chooses to leave the stadium to smoke will not be readmitted at any point.


Supporters are politely asked to avoid bringing large bags to the stadium. If bringing food to the venue, smaller, see-through bags sized A4 are preferred. 

Only plastic bottles will be permitted inside the University of Bradford Stadium, with no glass bottles or cans allowed. 


The club would like to remind supporters the possession or use of pyrotechnics inside a football ground is strictly prohibited. Those found to be carrying or using pyrotechnics will face a long-term ban.

We would like to remind supporters it is a criminal offence to enter the pitch at any time. Anyone who does so without permission can expect to face prosecution.

Supporters are also reminded to remain courteous when inside the stadium, with regards to foul and abusive language. If you do hear anything offensive while inside the stadium, please report it to your nearest steward. 

Drinking alcohol inside the stadium bowl, and anywhere outside of concourses, is also not permitted, while supporters are also not permitted to bring their own alcoholic drinks into the stadium, from outside the premises. 

Should you see anyone smoking (including e-cigs), drinking in their seat, or behaving offensively, please report it to your nearest steward. 

Unacceptable behaviour can also be anonymously reported to the club via the confidential matchday texting service - on 07949 814243. 

Bradford City AFC would like to remind supporters that the strongest condemnation is employed towards anti-social behaviour, crowd disorder and misconduct, and illegal activity inside football stadia. 

Our stance on the above will ensure the strongest-possible action continues to be taken against those found guilty of any offence, including the issuing of Football Banning Orders. 

This follows the implementation of the 'Love Football, Protect the Game' initiative introduced this week, by the EFL, FA and Premier League. For full details, please CLICK HERE


Baby-changing facilities are available in both ladies and gents toilets at Valley Parade - having been installed last season - in The JCT600 Family Stand. 

To view the club’s full spectators code of conduct, please CLICK HERE. 

To purchase your ticket for the game - RIGHT UP UNTIL KICK-OFF - please CLICK HERE. 

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