The Bantams will be looking to book their place in round two of the Papa Johns Trophy, as they travel to the Pirelli Stadium to face Burton Albion this evening (7.00pm).
Mark Hughes’ men go into the clash knowing two points will be enough for them to advance from Northern Group H.
We have created an Away Day Guide with some helpful information ahead of the fixture.
ABOUT THE GROUND
Founded in 1950, the Brewers first played their games at Wellington Street before moving to Eton Park in 1958. The club’s rise through the Conference and into the EFL coincided with the move from their previous ground to the Pirelli Stadium, built just a stone’s throw from Eton Park on the site of the Italian tyre giant’s Sports and Social Club.
Although the ground opened for business in July 2005 with a low-key pre-season friendly against Chester City, the Pirelli Stadium was officially opened in November 2005 by Manchester United.
The Red Devils ironically returned to the Pirelli two months later in the FA Cup third round with Albion holding the top-flight giants to a 0-0 draw in front of a then-record ground attendance of 6,191, before losing in a replay at Old Trafford. The stadium has now witnessed football for the Brewers in the National League, League Two, League One and the Championship.
Supporters will be able to PAY ON THE DAY at the Pirelli Stadium this evening, with tickets available from the main stand ticket office.
Over 200 travelling Bantams are set to make the trip, with tickets which have already been purchased but not yet collected also available to pick up from the main stand ticket office.
Admission prices are as follows:
Disabled supporters are required to pay the above, age-related cost, and are entitled to a free carer ticket.
To read full details on pay on the day admission this evening, please CLICK HERE.
Car parking is available at the Pirelli Stadium for 400 vehicles at a cost of £5 per vehicle. Supporters can also park in the Ryknild Industrial Estate for £5. Access to the site is from the Derby Road Island by taking the first exit, and this is signposted on matchdays.
PLEASE NOTE: Parking cannot be pre-booked and is available on a first come, first served basis. Cash is collected on the day by the stewards on the main gate.
ENTERTAINMENT AND REFRESHMENTS
There are bar and refreshment facilities within the away areas which offer a range of pies, burgers and hot dogs. Confectionary and both alcoholic and soft drinks are also available.
Cashless payments via card are encouraged inside the Pirelli Stadium. The nearest cash machines is located at the Co-op food store opposite the car park entrance.
From the M1 (Junction 24) via the A50
Exit the M1 at Junction 24 and follow the signs for the A50 (Stoke and Uttoxeter). Keep on this road, heading west until you reach the Toyota Island and the junction with the A38. Head south on the A38 (Burton and Birmingham) until you reach the first Burton turn off. Take this exit (A5121) and proceed along Derby Road, passing McDonald's and the Pirelli factory on your right and a BP Garage and Cash & Carry on your left until you reach a roundabout. Turn right at this roundabout into Princess Way and the entrance to the ground is 300 yards on your right.
From A38 North (Derby) and M1 North (Junction 28)
Exit the A38 at the first turning for Burton (North). Take this exit (A5121) and proceed along Derby Road, passing McDonald's and the Pirelli factory on your right and a BP Garage and Cash & Carry on your left until you reach a roundabout. Turn right at this roundabout into Princess Way and the entrance to the ground is 300 yards on your right.
The Pirelli Stadium is located just off the A38. Exit the A38 at the Clay Mills junction and follow Derby Road (A5121) until you reach the second island. Take a right turn at the island and then right again into the car park.
Burton Railway Station is around a mile and a half away from the Pirelli Stadium. As you come out of the station, turn left and head down the hill. Turn right into Derby Street and from there it is a straight road up to the stadium. It should take around 25 minutes to walk.
The Trent Barton V1 and V2 bus service runs every half hour from directly outside the railway station to the Pirelli Stadium.
City fans can expect partly cloudy conditions, with highs of 11°C at kick-off and a 5% chance of rain.