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Match Previews


28 November 2023

Match Previews


28 November 2023

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The Bantams are back on the road this Tuesday night, clocking in more miles with a trip to Forest Green Rovers (7.45pm).

We have created an Away Day Guide to give you all the important information you need to know heading into the encounter.


iFollow video match passes are available ahead of the clash, for those unable to secure a ticket for the game.  

On sale for just £10, the pass will enable supporters in the UK to tune in for all the pre-match build-up, before enjoying all the action alongside live commentary provided by BBC Radio Leeds' Jamie Raynor. 

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 purchase a video match pass, please CLICK HERE


Supporters will be able to pay on the day at The Bolt New Lawn, with a £1 price increase.

The ticket office will be open from 5.00pm, with any tickets not collected from the University of Bradford Stadium also available at FGR ahead of kick-off. 

Admission prices are as follows:


Adult: £24

65+: £19

Under-21: £15

Under-18: £9

Under-11: £2*


Adult: £22

65+: £18

Under-21: £12

Under-18: £8

Under-11: £2*


Adult: £20

65+: £16

Under-21: £11

Under-18: £8

Under-11: £2*

*Must be accompanied by adult aged 18 or over.

Supporters in wheelchairs are charged the above, age-related price and are entitled to a free carer ticket. 

To read full details, please CLICK HERE.


The Bolt New Lawn

Another Way





The Bolt New Lawn was opened in 2006, as the club moved there from their old stadium, The Lawn, where they had played since the club’s inception. The facility has a capacity of 5,147.

The club have had plans approved for a brand-new stadium, named Eco Park. This ground will be at the cutting edge of renewability, as FGR plan for it to be the world's greenest stadium.

Away supporters are housed in the West Terrace, comprising both covered and uncovered standing areas, as well as a covered seating area. 


The Green currently sit 23rd in Sky Bet League Two with 15 points from their opening 18 games.

Last time out, they shared a 0-0 draw away to Walsall over the weekend, and have not won in the league since October.

After relegation from Sky Bet League One last season, FGR will be looking to climb the table in order to avoid the same fate.


There is no general admission parking at the stadium or official parking within the immediate local vicinity.

The only option is on street parking, so it is recommended that you arrive early if you are travelling by car. 


Any coaches from visiting teams will be parked on the main road outside The Bolt New Lawn. During the match, there is a temporary traffic restriction order on the main road, so coaches do not have to move once parked.

Away fans are advised to head to coaches at full-time, so drivers have time to vacate the roads within the local area safely.


Outside the ground: The local village of Nailsworth is just over a mile away and has plenty of food options and independent shops, however, please be aware that not all establishments welcome away football fans.

Inside the ground: A number of kiosks within the away enclosure serve food and drink. Supporters are advised that all products served inside The Bolt New Lawn are vegan. 


By public transport: There are very few public transport options. The nearest train station, Stroud, is around five miles away.

While the number 63 bus will get you to the stadium, it stops running at 8.00pm, so will not be able to get you back.

By car: The ground is located in the middle of the M5 and A433.

The A46 is the closest main road to the ground, with signs pointing you in the right direction from there. 


The club would like to remind supporters the possession or use of pyrotechnics inside a football ground is strictly prohibited. Those found to be carrying or using pyrotechnics will face a long-term ban.

We would like to remind supporters it is a criminal offence to enter the pitch at any time. Anyone who does so without permission can expect to face prosecution.

The club outlined its stance on pyrotechnics last season, following incident during our home match against Newport County, and away match at Crewe Alexandra. These statements can be read HERE and HERE

The club would also like to take the opportunity to remind supporters of the zero-tolerance approach towards missile throwing, after an incident in City's home match against Harrogate Town in the Emirates FA Cup last season. 

Bradford City AFC would like to remind supporters that the strongest condemnation is employed towards anti-social behaviour, crowd disorder and misconduct, and illegal activity inside football stadia. 

Our stance on the above will ensure the strongest-possible action continues to be taken against those found guilty of any offence, including the issuing of Football Banning Orders. 

The club reiterated its stance on this following an incident at our recent Bristol Street Motors Trophy game against Manchester City Under-21s. CLICK HERE to read the statement.  

This follows the implementation of the 'Love Football, Protect the Game' initiative reinforced last season, by the EFL, FA and Premier League. For full details, please CLICK HERE


Last time City visited The New Lawn was 12th March 2022.

The Bantams came away with a 2-0 victory, with goals from Callum Cooke and Andy Cook.

City had also earned a 1-1 draw back at Valley Parade earlier that season, taking four points from their two matches against the eventual league winners.


Freezing temperatures are forecast in Gloucester on Tuesday night, with the temperature due to hit 0°C before full-time.

To purchase an iFollow video match pass, and catch every minute of the action LIVE, please CLICK HERE

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