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Match Previews


15 March 2022

Match Previews


15 March 2022

The Bantams will be looking to make it back-to-back wins for the first time since August when they travel to Victoria Park to face Hartlepool United in Sky Bet League Two this evening.

We have compiled a handy Away Day Guide - packed full of useful information ahead of the 7.45pm contest!


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Victoria Park was originally a limestone quarry owned by the North-Eastern Railway company before it was bought by West Hartlepool RFC.

When the rugby team liquidated in 1908, the ground was registered to The Hartelepools United Football Athletic Company Limited, a unification of the Hartlepool settlements football teams.

In 1916, the ground was bombed by a German Zeplin, destroying the main stand on Clarence Road.

The ground was host to one of the most exciting games football legend Matt Busby had ever witnessed, a third-round FA Cup tie which saw the Monkey Hangers lose 4-3 to Manchester United in 1957.


Supporters are reminded away admission for tonight's clash is entirely SOLD OUT

City have been allocated a total of 693 tickets for the clash, with none more set to be available.

Those who have not been able to collect their tickets from the Utilita Energy Stadium in advance of the fixture will be able to do so from Hartlepool on matchday. 

For full details, please CLICK HERE

Those who did not manage to secure a ticket can catch every minute of the action with an iFollow video match pass, by CLICKING HERE


Hartlepool have an official Club Car Park at Victoria Park and normally have a few spaces available for sale on a matchday.

Limited spaces may be available at £5 by calling the Club in advance on 01429 272 584 (option 9).

There is parking available in the Millhouse Car Park, which is situated behind the Teesside Airport Stand at The Vic on Rium Terrace, off Raby Road. Spaces are charged at £3 each and are on a first-come, first-served basis.


To drink:

Away fans are welcome to enjoy a pre-match drink in the club’s Centenary Bar, which is situated on Clarence Road. 

The Centenary Bar provides a friendly atmosphere for home and away supporters, where you can enjoy a pre-match pint while watching live football on TV (subject to availability).

The Dugout Sports Bar and Hornsey’s Bar are both located in the centre of Hartlepool and boast perfect matchday facilities, with screens and cheap pints available.

To eat:

Victoria Park has a catering outlet inside the away end at Victoria Park that serves a selection of hot and cold snacks - including their famous foot-long hot-dogs.

There are also a number of fast-food restaurants within the town centre, such as McDonalds and Subway.


By car:

The 93-mile journey should take just under two hours to drive, with the bulk of it driven along the A1(M).

To get to the A1(M), following the M606 south to the M62 which will take you to the M1.

Take the M1 north to the A1(M), following that until you reach the A168 which will take you directly onto the A19.

Exit the A19 onto the A689 which will lead you directly to Victoria Park.

By train: 

Direct trains run from York to Hartlepool, with the station located around a 10-minute walk from the stadium.


Supporters should prepare for a cold evening in the North East, with temperatures of 3°C expected. 

To purchase an iFollow video match pass for tonight's clash, and ensure you do not miss a minute of the action, please CLICK HERE

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