Bradford City AFC can today announce its full 2023/24 pre-season schedule, with a visit of Sky Bet Championship side Middlesbrough on Wednesday July 26 (7.30pm) confirmed.
There will be six opportunities for City supporters to see their side in action before the Sky Bet League Two campaign gets underway, including two outings at the University of Bradford Stadium.
Having commenced pre-season training on Thursday June 29, Mark Hughes’ men will face Bury in what will be the first game back at Gigg Lane since the Shakers were reborn, on Saturday July 8 (3.00pm). Tickets for that game are available now, via Bury’s official ticketing platform.
The day after, Sunday July 9, will see the Bantams jet off to southern Spain for a seven-day overseas tour in the country’s Valencia region. They will face La Liga side Getafe on Friday July 14 (7.00pm local time) at the Oliva Nova Sports Center, with packages available now, before flying home on Saturday July 15.
City will then travel to the Horsfall Community Stadium on Wednesday July 19 (7.30pm) to take on Bradford (Park Avenue) in the two sides’ annual pre-season fixture, where the Bantams will look to retain the Tom Banks Memorial Trophy.
Back-to-back home outings against Championship outfits Hull City and Middlesbrough will then follow, with the two sides respectively visiting the University of Bradford Stadium on Saturday July 22 (3.00pm) and Wednesday July 26 (7.30pm).
The Bantams’ pre-season fixture schedule will then conclude at the Crown Oil Arena, where they will face Rochdale on Saturday July 29 (3.00pm), before the opening weekend of the EFL season seven days later.
Bradford City AFC’s full 2023/24 pre-season schedule is as follows:
- Bradford (Park Avenue) (A) - Horsfall Community Stadium - Wednesday July 19 - 7.30pm
- Hull City (H) - University of Bradford Stadium - Saturday July 22 - 3.00pm
- Middlesbrough (H) - University of Bradford Stadium - Wednesday July 26 - 7.30pm
- Rochdale (A) - Crown Oil Arena - Saturday July 29 - 3.00pm
Packages for the Bantams’ pre-season trip to Spain and friendly meeting with Getafe (Friday July 14, 7.00pm) can now be secured - exclusively through the club’s overseas travel partner Kadima Sports Ltd - by CLICKING HERE.
Tickets for City’s opening pre-season fixture against Bury, in what will be the first game back at Gigg Lane, can be purchased by CLICKING HERE.
Full ticketing details for the remainder of the Bantams' pre-season fixtures - both home and away - will be confirmed across the club’s official channels in due course.
*PLEASE NOTE: In respect of the graphic at the top of this article, it was created BEFORE City's pre-season opponent in Spain was changed from CD Eldense to Getafe CF.