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26 December 2022

The Bantams make a long-awaited return to action at Carlisle United on Boxing Day.

Mark Hughes’ men travel to Brunton Park, with action set to get underway from 3.00pm.

We have complied a handy Away Day Guide – packed full of useful information ahead of the contest.


iFollow video match passes are available ahead of this afternoon's clash, for those unable to make it to Cumbria. 

On sale for just £10, the pass will enable supporters in the UK to tune in for all the pre-match build-up from 1.30pm, before enjoying all the action alongside live commentary provided by BBC Radio Leeds' Jamie Raynor. 

Supporters are reminded that 100 per-cent of monies generated through the sale of iFollow video match passes for this fixture will be directed straight to Bradford City AFC. 

REMINDER: Each of City's fixtures up to and including until New Year's Day are available to stream live via iFollow. CLICK HERE for full details. 

To purchase your iFollow video match pass, please CLICK HERE. 

To read full details on streaming today's encounter, please CLICK HERE


Supporters will be able to PAY ON THE DAY at Brunton Park this afternoon, with no extra charge for tickets purchased on matchday. 

Over 1,200 Bantams have already secured their place at the clash, with tickets purchased from Bradford City AFC but not yet collected also available to pick up on matchday. 

Admission prices are as follows: 

Adult: £21

Senior (65+): £18

Young Person (18-22): £15

Under-18: £12

Under-14: £12*

Family Junior (11-17): £10

Under-11: £9*

Under-7: FREE*

Wheelchair supporters: £5

*Must be accompanied by an Adult, Senior, Young Person or Under-18. 

^A maximum of two Young Person tickets can be purchased with one Adult ticket, and one Young Person ticket purchased per Senior ticket. 

Disabled supporters are entitled to a free carer ticket. 

For full details, please CLICK HERE


Brunton Park

Warwick Road





Brunton Park has been home to Carlisle United for over 100 years, playing host to the Blues since 1909. 

The ground is comprised of four stands - the Main Stand and Paddock, the Warwick Road End, The Pioneer Stand and the Waterworks End. 

The ground also played host to an Elton John concert in 2007. 


Cars are charged £3.00 to use the car park on site at Brunton Park, located to the rear of the Pioneer Stand.

Street parking is available in the local area but spaces are taken swiftly on matchday. Free parking is available at the Rosehill Industrial estate which is a 20-minute walk from the stadium.

PLEASE NOTE: Cars will only be allowed to exit the car park after the game, once all supporters have cleared the area and any away coaches have left the stadium.


Supporters are advised that all payments are now CASHLESS in the away areas of the stadium, with supporters able to pay by card only, at refreshment kiosks. 

To drink:

In the away concourse situated in the Pioneer Stand, there is a bar which serves hot food and drinks.

Local catering partners are also available who provide a range of quality foods and beverages for your enjoyment. They are located on the west side of the stadium, in the main car park. These include The Chippie Van, a burger outlet, the Horsebox Bar and John Watt & Son coffees and teas.

Carlisle Rugby Club is a two-minute walk from Brunton Park and can be accessed from the main car park, via a footpath.

They host home and away fans on a matchday and serve drinks and a small selection of food.

The Howard Arms - located on Lowther Street - is also another option for away supporters travelling from Carlisle town centre.

To eat:

Local restaurants include Stoneyholme Golf Course which has access to and from the supporters' car park - and the Beehive, which is opposite Brunton Park along Warwick Road.

Warwick Road also hosts many other restaurants and areas to purchase food - including Nando’s, Warwick Fish & Chips, Casa Romana Italian restaurant, Alexandros Greek restaurant, Claire’s Bakery, Lakeland Gate Inn, Toby Carvery and Tesco. 

All these establishments are within walking distance of Brunton Park. 



By car: 

Brunton Park is easy to reach by car as it is just off the M6. Leave the motorway at junction 43 and take the first exit off the roundabout.

The blue roof of the Pioneer Stand can be seen on the right-hand side, almost as soon as you leave the roundabout.

Keep going straight ahead along Warwick Road (A69) and pass through the third set of traffic lights.

The club shop (Blues Store) and Hughie McIlmoyle statue mark the main entrance to the ground.

By bus: 

Take the number 76 bus from the city centre and alight at the Lakeland Gate Inn.

Head back a short distance from the direction you travelled on the bus and Brunton Park is on your right-hand side. 


City fans should prepare for a cold afternoon in Cumbria, with highs of just 4°C. Sunny spells are forecast with the chance of rain at 10%.

To read Carlisle United's full away supporter guide, please CLICK HERE

To secure an iFollow video match pass for this afternoon's clash, please CLICK HERE

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