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AWAY DAY GUIDE: CRAWLEY v CITY

5 August 2023

Match Previews

AWAY DAY GUIDE: CRAWLEY v CITY

5 August 2023

The Bantams will begin the 2023/24 Sky Bet League Two season on the road as they make the lengthy trip to Crawley Town.

Mark Hughes’ men will travel to West Sussex, with action set to get underway at 3.00pm.

We have compiled a handy away day guide ahead of the encounter.

TICKETS

You will be able to PAY ON THE DAY at the Broadfield Stadium this afternoon, with over 1,000 Bantams set to make the trip to the West Sussex.

Only standing tickets in the KR-L Stand remain, with tickets available for purchase from Crawley’s away end ticket office.

Any supporters that have not collected their tickets from the University of Bradford Stadium will be able to do so from Crawley’s matchday ticket collection window inside the grey portacabin on the day of the game.

Admission prices are as follows: 

Adult: £15

Concession (60+/Student): £10

Young Adult (17-20): £5

Young Person (14-16): £4*

Under-14: FREE^

Under-12: FREE^

*Or FREE with paying Adult or Concession

^With paying Adult

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STADIUM ADDRESS
 
Broadfield Stadium
 
Winfield Way
 
Broadfield
 
Crawley
 
West Sussex
 
RH11 9RX

ABOUT THE GROUND
 
A relatively new venue, the Broadfield Stadium has been home to Crawley Town since opening in 1997.
 
The 6,134-capacity ground includes two covered seating stands - the West Stand and East Stand - and the North and South covered terraces. Away supporters are housed in the North Terrace and in areas of the East Stand.
 
The stadium has also been home to Brighton & Hove Albion Women Football Club since 2018.

ABOUT THE OPPOSITION

After ending the 2022/23 season three points above the relegation zone, Scott Lindsey’s side will be hoping his Red Devils have a smoother run this time out.

The West Sussex outfit have attracted a number of experienced Sky Bet League Two names to their roster over the summer.

Most notably, Liam Kelly (Rochdale), Will Wright (Gillingham), Ronan Darcy (Swindon) and Danilo Orsi (Grimsby) will add depth to the side that is spearheaded by 21/22 league top-scorer Dom Telford.

After ending the 22/23 campaign with two wins in their final four games, Crawley have started pre-season strongly with their only defeat in four games coming against Premier League Crystal Palace.

CAR PARKING
 
Car parking at the Broadfield Stadium is for season-ticket and pass holders only.
 
Free parking, however, is available in the William Reed Car Park (RH11 9RT) in Broadfield Park, a short walk from the stadium.
 
ENTERTAINMENT AND REFRESHMENTS
 
To drink:
 
The Redz Bar located at the stadium welcomes away supporters and families prior to kick off. It is located behind the South Terrace.
 
Other nearby pubs for away supporters include the New Moon on Brighton Road and The Downsman - on Wakehurst Drive.

To eat:
 
A selection of hot and cold refreshments are available to purchase from the kiosks and bars inside the stadium.
 
Traditional matchday items like pies, pastries and hot dogs are all on sale at the stadium.
 
GETTING THERE
 
By car:
 
Broadfield Stadium is easily accessible off the A23. Come off at the Pease Pottage (junction 11) turn-off and follow the signs for Crawley.
 
As you approach the town you will see a roundabout with a big football in the middle. The stadium is the first turning on the left - on Winfield Way.
 
By train:
 
Crawley Train Station is the closest to the ground but you can also get there from Three Bridges or Gatwick Airport stations.
 
There is a taxi rank outside Crawley station, some of which are wheelchair accessible, you will be charged by the mile.
 
By bus:
 
The stadium is easily accessible by bus from all over Crawley and many parts of Sussex and Surrey. Buses stop right outside the entrance to the car park.
 
Fastway 10 serves the stadium every seven minutes and drops supporters right outside. There are 12 buses an hour which go past the stadium. Fastway 20 (Gatwick South Terminal only) serves the stadium every 20 minutes. 
 
Routes 271 and 273 now provide an hourly direct service from Brighton, stopping near the stadium on the A23.
 
All Fastway buses are wheelchair accessible.

WEATHER

Travelling City supporters can expect a wet start to the league season, as light rain is expected in West Sussex.


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