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AWAY DAY GUIDE: MANSFIELD v CITY

2 September 2023

Fixture News

AWAY DAY GUIDE: MANSFIELD v CITY

2 September 2023

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The Bantams are back on the road this afternoon, as they make the trip to Mansfield Town at the One Call Stadium (3.00pm). 

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

TICKETS

Another sold-out away following will make the trip to Mansfield, with over 1,700 Bantams backing their team. 

Admission will not be available on turnstiles at the One Call Stadium, nor from the ticket office on the day of the game. 

Any tickets not collected from the University of Bradford Stadium can be picked up from Mansfield's away ticket booth on the day of the game. 

PLEASE NOTE: The One Call Stadium is an entirely CASHLESS facility. 

STADIUM ADDRESS

One Call Stadium

Quarry Lane

Nottinghamshire

Mansfield

NG18 5DA

ABOUT THE GROUND 

This is the oldest ground in the EFL, having first hosted football all the way back in 1861.

The stadium is traditionally known as Field Mill, but is currently under the name of One Call Stadium due to commercial obligations. 

The Stags began playing their football at the ground back in 1919.  

The venue holds a total capacity of 9,186 and is made up of four stands which go by the names of the Ian Greaves Stand, the Quarry Lane End, the Bishop Street Stand, and the North Stand (for visiting supporters).

MINUTE'S APPLAUSE

A minute’s applause will be held prior to kick-off this afternoon in memory of Nottinghamshire Police officer Graham Saville, who tragically died this week.

Please read full details HERE

ABOUT THE OPPOSITION 

The joint-longest serving side in Sky Bet League Two with Newport County, the Stags reached the play-off final in the 2021/22 season where they fell short to Port Vale, before finishing one point off the play-off places last campaign. 

Mansfield have invested heavily in defensive areas this season adding Aden Flint (Stoke City), George Williams (Cambridge United), Baily Cargill (Forest Green Rovers) and Christy Pym (Peterborough United). 

Starting the season fairly strongly, the Nottinghamshire-based outfit are currently unbeaten in all competitions so far, picking up nine points in six games and holding a place in the hat for round three of the Carabao Cup. 

ENTERTAINMENT AND REFRESHMENTS

To eat:

There is a kiosk located at the One Call Stadium, selling a variety of snacks and drinks, such as pies, sausage rolls, beer and soft drinks.

City supporters will also be able to visit the William IV pub which serves a variety of food and drink. This is a 15-minute walk from the stadium. 

To drink:

A variety of pubs can also found closer to the town centre, which is around a 10-minute walk from the stadium. 

The pubs are friendly and welcoming of most away supporters, but in some cases away supporters may not be granted entrance.

Please see police advice closer to the game for City’s nominated away day bar. Updates will be posted via @MansPolFootball on Twitter.

GETTING THERE

By car: 

Leave the M1 at Junction 29, and then take the A16 to Mansfield. After continuing for six miles, you should then pass the pub called the Pheasant Inn on your left-hand side. 

At the next set of traffic lights, turn right into Rosemary Street (signposted Derby A38). 

Follow that road for one mile and once you pass Burger King and a retail park on your right, turn right at the traffic lights onto Quarry Lane. 

You will then be able to see the ground on your right-hand side. 

By train:

You can see the One Call Stadium from Mansfield Railway Station. 

If travelling in from Leeds, you would be required to change at Nottingham. 

The ground is less than a 10-minute walk from the train station.  

CAR PARKING

There is some parking at the ground which costs £5.

There is also the station car park which costs £4 for the day.

This car park is located behind the adjacent Portland Retail Park (behind Burger King), which means it is handily placed for the away end.

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 at the University of Bradford Stadium last season, following an incident during our home match against Newport County, in a statement. This can be read 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. 

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

MEMORY LANE

Out of over 70 competitive fixtures, the Bantams have either won or drawn in 40 of them. 

Playing twice a season since 2019/20 season, City have enjoyed the upper hand against the Stags - winning four and drawing once in the past 8 games. 

Richie Smallwood and former Mansfield frontman Andy Cook netted in the 2-1 victory at Field Mill last season. 

A five-goal thriller was played out the season prior when Paudie O’Connor and Charles Vernam looked to have secured a point for City, before Cook dramatically sealed the victory against his former side in late, great fashion. 

WEATHER 

City fans should expect a sunny breeze and highs of 19•C in Nottinghamshire this afternoon.


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