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AWAY DAY GUIDE: NEWPORT v CITY

23 September 2023

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AWAY DAY GUIDE: NEWPORT v CITY

23 September 2023

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After a home double-header, the Bantams return to away action this afternoon with a trip to Rodney Parade, where they face Newport County.

Mark Hughes’ men travel to Wales for the second time this campaign, with action set to get underway at 3.00pm. 

We have compiled a handy Away Day Guide for those making the trip to South Wales - packed with useful information ahead of the encounter.

TICKETS

Supporters will be able to PAY ON THE DAY this afternoon, with an extra £2 charge for tickets purchased on matchday.

Tickets are available from 1.30pm from away ticket booth window six, at Rodney Parade, with CASH ONLY accepted, and no card payment method available. 

Any tickets purchased from Bradford City AFC but not yet collected also available to pick up on matchday.

Matchday admission prices are as follows:

Bisley Away End (Covered Seating):

Adult: £26

Senior (60+): £22

Young Adult (16-21): £20

Under-16: £14

Under-12: £12

Under-6: FREE*

PureVans.com South Stand (Uncovered Seating):

Adult: £23

Senior (60+): £21

Young Adult (16-21): £16

Under-16: £14

Under-12: £12

Under-6: FREE*

*Must be accompanied by full-paying Adult or Senior. 

Disabled supporters pay the above age-related price and are entitled to a carer ticket, free of charge. 

To read full details, please CLICK HERE

STADIUM ADDRESS

Rodney Parade

Rodney Road

Newport

NP19 0UU

ABOUT THE GROUND

Originally founded in 1912, Newport County reformed in 1989 after going out of business following relegation from the Football League.

The team moved into their home - Rodney Parade - in 2012 and share the stadium with Newport RFC and Dragons RFC. 

The second-oldest football stadium in the EFL, the ground is a mix of seating and terraced stands, with the Bisley Stand being an all-seater, covered, single-tier stand, where the away fans are located.

ABOUT THE OPPOSITION

Managed by former Mansfield Town boss Graham Coughlan, Newport sit 12th in Sky Bet League Two after eight games. 

The Exiles are amongst the highest-scorers in the division after putting four past Doncaster in their first home match, and three past both Forest Green and Sutton. 

However, they have also been on the wrong side of heavy scorelines, most recently falling to a 4-1 defeat to Crawley Town two weeks ago. 

After losing mainstays Mickey Demetriou (Crewe Alexandra) and Priestley Farquharson (Walsall) in the summer, Newport utilised the free market this campaign, bringing - most notably - Ryan Delaney (Morecambe), Bryn Morris (Grimsby Town) and Jonny Maxted (Northampton Town) across the border. 

CAR PARKING

There is no parking at the stadium itself, so fans are encouraged to park at the local shopping centre. 

The Kingsway Shopping Centre is just a five-minute walk from the ground and costs £2 for five hours' parking.

Newport High Street is also a five-minute walk across the bridge to Rodney Parade, and costs £5 to park on.

ENTERTAINMENT AND REFRESHMENTS

To drink:

There is a Clubhouse situated inside the ground, which admits away supporters. 

Inside the away concourse, there is a FanZone facility that contains a bar serving a variety of draught beers.

The nearest pub is the Victoria Hotel on Corporation Road, but the most popular amongst away fans is the Excelsior Club, which shows televised sports.

There is a Wetherspoons on Chepstow Road called the Godfrey Morgan. The spacious pub is only a 10-minute walk from the away turnstiles.

Newport City Centre has a variety of pubs, including three more Wetherspoons outlets. The Queen’s Hotel in Bridge Street is located close to the railway station.

To eat:

On Chepstow Road, there are a number of food outlets including fish and chip shops and a Greggs bakery.

Furthermore, the city centre is a 15-minute walk away, and has a variety of popular fast-food chains for you to enjoy.

The away stand also has a burger van situated just inside the entrance.

GETTING THERE

By car:

Take Junction 25A from the M4, and take the first exit off the roundabout onto Heidenheim Way.

Take the first exit off flyover and take the second exit off the next roundabout.

Continue onto Chepstow Road and take first right onto Cedar Road and then the next right onto Corporation Road.

Take the first left onto Grafton Road, and Rodney Parade will appear on your left.

By train:

The nearest train station to Rodney Parade is Newport, which is a 10-minute walk.

Leave the train station via the exit at Platform 1.

Cross the road and turn left. It will eventually curve left and this will bring you out near the Market Arcade.

Turn left and follow the road to the end - where you will find a staircase.

Go down and head through the underpass, which will bring you out at Clarence Street Bridge, where Rodney Parade will appear.

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

WEATHER

Sunny intervals with a gentle breeze are expected from the skies at Newport with highs of 15°C expected. However, for those staying the night in Wales, rain is forecast for Sunday.


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