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AWAY DAY GUIDE: STOCKPORT v CITY

15 August 2023

Match Previews

AWAY DAY GUIDE: STOCKPORT v CITY

15 August 2023

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The Bantams will contest their first Sky Bet League Two match under the lights this season when making the trip across the Pennines to face Stockport County tonight.

Mark Hughes’ men travel to Edgeley Park looking for back-to-back wins, with action set to get underway from 7.45pm.

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

iFOLLOW

iFollow video match passes are available ahead of this tonight's clash, for those unable to get their hands on a ticket. 

On sale for just £10, the pass will enable supporters in the UK to tune in for all the pre-match build up from 6.30pm, before enjoying all the action alongside live commentary by BBC Radio Leeds’ Louis Reynolds.

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.

To secure your video match pass, please CLICK HERE

TICKETS

Tickets for tonight's encounter are SOLD OUT. 

Over 1,300 Bantams will be housed across The Together Stand (covered) and the Vitality Railway End (uncovered), across two separate allocations, with no more tickets to be made available whatsoever. 

Admission will not be available on turnstiles in Stockport, nor from the ticket office on the day of the game. 

Any supporters, however, who have secured their tickets online and not been able to collect them from the University of Bradford Stadium, will be able to do so from Stockport's Away Ticket Office in The Cheadle End car park on the day of the game, from 6.15pm. 

Supporters are reminded all tickets purchased for the clash will now be UNRESERVED, with revised entry and exit points at Edgeley Park. To read full details, please CLICK HERE

STADIUM ADDRESS

Edgeley Park

Hardcastle Road

Stockport

SK3 9DD

ABOUT THE GROUND

Stockport's home since 1902, the Hatters recently secured a deal to stay at Edgeley Park for 250 years, and it has seen much redevelopment through the years.

The 10,000-capacity ground comprises four stands - the two-tiered Cheadle End, The Danny Bergara North Stand, The Together Family Stand, and The Vitality Railway Stand.

ABOUT THE OPPOSITION

Dave Challinor’s Hatters will be aiming high again this campaign, after falling short to Carlisle United in last season’s play-off final.

Building on the squad that got them to Wembley, the Manchester-based outfit have attracted some familiar names to Edgeley Park including former Manchester United-graduate Nick Powell and Aston Villa loanee Louie Barry.

Ibou Touray has swapped Salford for Stockport while Jordan Smith and Billy Chadwick have left the fringes of Nottingham Forest and Hull City respectively for a chance of regular football in League Two.

County are still chasing their first league win of the season after losing to Gillingham, Sheffield Wednesday (Carabao Cup, on penalties) and Walsall.

CAR PARKING

There are a range of street parking options that charge a low fee, although beware as spaces can be taken quickly on matchday.

Cars are charged 80p to park on the Caroline Street, which is just five minutes from the stadium and can hold 70 cars. At the same price, cars can also be kept on Bulkeley Street, but there are only 20 spaces.

For assurance of a space, Stopford House Car Park holds 200 cars, but note that is a 15-minute walk to Edgeley Park and costs £3.

ENTERTAINMENT AND REFRESHMENTS

To drink:

The away concourse situated in the Together Family Stand sells hot and cold food, as well as an array of soft, hot and alcoholic drinks.

There are a number of away friendly away pubs near Edgeley Park, all of which cater to different needs.

There is a small labour club right by the entrance to the Railway End, though there is a small entrance fee.

Around a five minutes' walk from the ground is the Armoury pub, which serves beers from a local brewery.

To eat:

Alongside traditional matchday food sold in the stadium, the Edgeley Shopping Centre has many options to purchase food.

The Friary, situated inside the shopping centre, which is 1.2 miles from the ground, is a highly-rated fish and chip shop by local residents and fellow away fans.

There is also a McDonald's and Korean BBQ restaurant a 15-minute walk from the ground

The club have recently announced a new partnership with Great North Pie Co, an independent pie company with kiosks set up around the ground with access to both home and away supporters.

GETTING THERE

By car:

Edgeley Park is easy to reach by car. Leave the motorway at Junction 20A, then take the M56 towards Manchester Airport.

From there, take the M60 towards Stockport, and take exit 1 onto A560 to Hardcastle Road.

By train:

Stockport Railway Station is located half a mile away from the ground, and a 10-minute walk.

Exit via the smaller exit on the western side, and turn left up Station Road towards the roundabout. Go straight over the roundabout, then turn left and you will see the blue stadium in front.

WEATHER

Unlike previous away trips which have opened City's campaign, there is no rain expected in Stockport, with highs of 18°C forecast.

To secure an iFollow video match pass for £10, and catch every minute of the action live, please CLICK HERE


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