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AWAY DAY GUIDE: NOTTS COUNTY v CITY

18 November 2023

Fixture News

AWAY DAY GUIDE: NOTTS COUNTY v CITY

18 November 2023

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Graham Alexander will take his Bantams on the road for the first time as City manager, as they travel to Notts County this afternoon.

City visit Meadow Lane for the first time since 2015, with action set to get underway from the earlier time of 12.30pm, live on Sky Sports.

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

STADIUM ADDRESS

Meadow Lane

Nottingham

NG2 3HJ

TICKETS

Supporters will be able to PAY ON THE DAY in Nottingham this afternoon, with a £2 increase on matchday.

Tickets will be available for CASH ONLY at the away ticket booth on County Road from 11.00am, when turnstiles open. 

Over 2,200 are already expected to make the journey, with City fans housed in the Jimmy Sirrel Stand.

Search detection dogs will be positioned outside turnstiles. 

Admission prices are as follows:

Adult: £24

65+: £18

18-21: £18

Under-18: £10

Under-16: £8

Under-12: £1*

*Must be accompanied by a responsible adult aged 18 or over. 

LIVE ON SKY SPORTS

Today's game will be broadcast LIVE on Sky Sports, with supporters unable to make it to Meadow Lane able to tune in on Sky Sports Football from 12.00pm, with full match coverage - including build-up and reaction - provided.

Sky Sports broadcast means this afternoon's game WILL NOT be available to stream via iFollow, in any country. 

ABOUT THE GROUND

The early 1990s saw a complete rebuild to Meadow Lane, creating an attractive all-seater stadium.

A uniformed venue, the ground comprises four separate, smart-looking stands with the atmospheric Kop able to house 5,400 supporters.

The ground has a small electric scoreboard and is surrounded by four modern floodlight pylons.

Not to be confused with Meadow Park, home of Boreham Wood and Arsenal Women, the ground lies just 300 yards from Nottingham Forest's City Ground, with these the closest two stadiums in English football.

Outside Meadow Lane, there are two statues of former players: Jimmy Sirrel - which has the away stand named after him - and Jack Wheeler.

ABOUT THE OPPOSITION

Despite a strong start, the Magpies, who are one of the founding members of the Football League, have found themselves with just one win in their last five outings, which has seen them fall to fifth in Sky Bet League Two.

After responding well to a heavy 5-1 defeat to Sutton on the opening day, Luke Williams’ side lost just twice in their following 16 games, which saw them enjoy a period of the early season at the summit of the division.

Last season’s National League Play-Off winners are spearheaded by Macauley Langstaff, who was County’s top goalscorer last season, and already has 11 goals this campaign.

Moreover, they recruited strongly in the summer as lifelong supporter David McGoldrick arrived at Meadow Lane, after ending the 2022/23 season as Derby County’s top marksman in Sky Bet League One.

GETTING THERE

By Car:

Leave the M1 at Junction 26 and take the A610 towards Nottingham and follow the signs to Melton Mowbray.

Turn left before the River Trent in to Meadow Lane.

By Train:

The Meadow Lane ground is a 10-15 minute walk away from Nottingham Railway Station.

As you come out of the main station entrance, turn left from the station and turn right at the traffic lights.

The ground is about a quarter of a mile down the dual carriageway on the left.

PARKING

Parking is available at the Cattle Market, just across the road from the stadium, which costs £3.50 per car.

Nottingham City Council’s Eastcroft depot is a five-minute walk from Meadow Lane - located opposite Hooters.

There is a relatively new, secure, multi-storey car park at Nottingham Railway Station, which offers matchday parking at £5.

POST-MATCH ROAD CLOSURE

To assist with the safe dispersal of supporters, Cattle Market Road and County Road will be closed from full-time until deemed safe to reopen.

Exit from the Cattle Market area onto Cattle Market Road and County Road will also be temporarily prevented from approximately 2.15pm, until deemed safe to reopen

Exit onto Meadow Lane from the Cattle Market area will be unaffected. 

ENTERTAINMENT AND REFRESHMENTS

To Drink:

The Supporters Club, named the “Broken Wheelbarrow”, tends to be for home fans only.

A couple of minutes' walk from the ground, though, is the Trent Navigation Inn.

The Southbank Bar is popular amongst visiting supporters, and is located on the other side of the Trent Bridge.

Alcohol is served inside the Meadow Lane concourse kiosks, which open at 11.00am at the same time as turnstiles. 

PLEASE NOTE: Supporters are advised that only contactless payments are accepted in kiosks inside the stadium, with cash not accepted. 

To Eat:

A plethora of eating outlets surround Meadow Lane.

A family-fun pub called Silly Sausage is the closest place to grab food, while the Brewhouse and Kitchen is 0.3 miles from the ground.

An Indian, called Bombay Bridgford, is also in close proximity to the ground, while a Greek and Mediterranean restaurant, the Cuzina Eatery, is also 0.4 miles from the ground.

A Wetherspoons pub called the Trent Bridge Inn is located near the river.

PYROTECHNICS AND BEHAVIOUR 

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

WEATHER

There is a chance of rain in Nottingham alongside a moderate wind, as lunchtime temperatures of 13°C are forecast.

To find useful information provided by Notts County, please CLICK HERE


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