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Match Previews


30 August 2022

Match Previews


30 August 2022

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

The Bantams open their Papa Johns Trophy Northern Group H campaign this evening, with a 7.30pm visit of Yorkshire neighbours Sheffield Wednesday. 

The University of Bradford Stadium clash sees Mark Hughes' men take on higher-league opposition for the third time this season, after Carabao Cup meetings with Sky Bet Championship sides Hull City and Blackburn Rovers. 

Tonight's outright victor will take all three points in the group, while the sides will take a point apiece if the game is level after 90 minutes, with the winner of a penalty shoot-out - which will immediately follow - taking an extra 'bonus' point. 

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


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 in The Bradford Lifts Stand, with a similar away QR code sign on display outside away turnstiles, allowing e-Tickets to be purchased. 

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

To purchase your ticket, please CLICK HERE


iFollow video match passes are available ahead of the clash, for those unable to make it to the University of Bradford Stadium this evening. 

On sale for just £10, the pass will enable supporters in the UK to tune in for all the pre-match build-up from 6.30pm, before enjoying all the action alongside live commentary provided by BBC Radio Leeds' Louis Reynolds and former City skipper Gary Jones. 

To purchase your pass, please CLICK HERE


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 will be back in operation this weekend, when the Bantams welcome Walsall to the University of Bradford Stadium on Saturday (September 3, 3.00pm).


Those thinking of using public transport to get to the University of Bradford Stadium tonight 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, on any First Bus route in Bradford. 

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 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.  
  • 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. 


Supporters are advised that Midland Road will be closed from the bottom of Thorncliffe Road onwards, towards Hamm Strasse tomorrow, with an increased away attendance of close to 3,000 expected. 

After the game, supporters will only be able to turn left onto Midland Road at the bottom of Thorncliffe Road, towards Queens Road.


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


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, including the popular Chicken Tikka Panini (£3.95), and Pepperoni Pizza Twist (£3.85), as seen on @FootyScran!

Pukka Pies will also be available, while pints of Carling can be purchased on draft in all areas 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 Walsall. 


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.

The club recently outlined its stance on pyrotechnics at the University of Bradford Stadium, following an incident in a game at home to Newport County, in a statement earlier this month. This can be read HERE

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 the University of Bradford Stadium - 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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