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Match Previews


18 July 2022

Match Previews


18 July 2022

- Valley Parade Ticket Office CLOSED ON MATCHDAY - all ticket sales from Burlington Street Box Office
- No season-ticket entry. 
- FanZone closed
- Red extreme heat warning - PLEASE STAY SAFE
- 6PM turnstiles - Midland Road Closure IN PLACE

City host the second of two pre-season friendlies at Valley Parade tomorrow, taking on Sunderland (7.00pm). 

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.

Tickets remain available for tomorrow’s encounter right up until kick-off, with the lower tiers of both The Kop and The JCT600 Family Stand open for home supporters, and Sunderland allocated The Bradford Lifts Stand. Each City fan will receive 10 loyalty points for purchasing a ticket. 

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 tomorrow's clash is an ALL-TICKET affair, with no admission available on the turnstiles. 

PLEASE NOTE: Your 2022/23 season ticket WILL NOT grant you access to this game. This will only admit you to next season’s 23 Sky Bet League Two matches. Tickets for tomorrow must be purchased separately. No suite upgrades will be available to purchase for this game. There will be no access to The McCall Suite, The Hendrie Suite or the Bantams Bar. 

For full ticketing details for tomorrow’s clash, please CLICK HERE. 

To purchase your ticket for the encounter, please CLICK HERE


Those unable to make it to Valley Parade will be able to catch all the action LIVE - with a stream provided by Sunderland AFC. 

The Bantams will again benefit from a share of the overall revenue generated.

To purchase a pass, please CLICK HERE


Supporters are reminded of the red extreme heat warning issued by the UK Government ahead of tomorrow's game. 

Temperatures at Valley Parade are set to peak at 36°C on Tuesday, and remain at 29°C at the time of kick-off.

With weather experts claiming the "exceptional hot spell" could lead to "serious illness or danger to life", the club would like to encourage everyone in attendance to take extreme caution in the sun. 

Please ensure you keep hydrated regularly by drinking water, take regular breaks away from the sun, and ensure you wear sun cream and cover your head. 

PLEASE NOTE: Supporters wishing to bring their own bottled water into the stadium tomorrow evening WILL NOT have this confiscated on turnstiles upon entry. Bottled soft drinks will be permitted. Any liquids brought in reusable containers will be permitted, though the contents will be checked on turnstiles. 

For further advice on how to stay safe in the sun, please CLICK HERE


The FanZone at Valley Parade, located to the rear of The Kop turnstiles near the One In A Million compound having first opened last season, will again be CLOSED for tomorrow’s clash.

Supporters are assured that the FanZone will however be open again for the start of City’s regular league season, throughout the coming campaign. 

Billy’s Coop, located in The JCT600 Family Stand concourse, will also be closed, but open from City’s first league game of the campaign against Doncaster Rovers at Valley Parade on Saturday July 30 (3.00pm). 


Turnstiles in The JCT600 Family Stand and The Kop will open at 6.00pm tomorrow 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. 


Supporters are advised that Midland Road will be closed from the bottom of Thorncliffe Road onwards, towards Ham Strasse tomorrow, with an increased away attendance 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 on Tuesday, to enable supporters to get their hands on the club's all-new home strip - 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, including pre-season fixtures. 

No matchday programme will be available at Valley Parade tomorrow. 

To read full details, please CLICK HERE. 


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 Valley Parade, 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. 


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 tomorrow's game - RIGHT UP UNTIL KICK-OFF - please CLICK HERE. 

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