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20 April 2024

Match Previews


20 April 2024

The Bantams make their penultimate away trip of the season this afternoon as they head to the Midlands to face Walsall.

City visit the Poundland Bescot Stadium without a defeat in four games, with action set to get underway from 3.00pm. 

We have put together a handy Away Day Guide packed full of useful information for those making the trip.


City supporters will be able to pay on the day at the Poundland Bescot Stadium this afternoon, with over 750 places already secured.

Supporters will be able to secure tickets ahead of the match from the stadium, at a charge of £2 extra. Any uncollected tickets will also be available to pick up ahead of kick-off. 

PLEASE NOTE: Supporters are advised the Poundland Bescot Stadium is a CASHLESS facility.

Admission prices are as follows:

Adults: £25

Over-60s: £21

Under-21s: £20

Under-18s: £14

Family Ticket (1 Adult, 1 Under-18): £27

To read full details, please CLICK HERE


Poundland Bescot Stadium

Bescot Crescent


West Midlands



Walsall moved to the Poundland Bescot Stadium, originally known as just the Bescot Stadium, in 1990, and the ground houses over 11,000 seats.

The facility comprises four stands: the Poundland Stand, which was extended in 2003, the Tile Choice Stand, the Experienced Energy Solutions Stand, and the B.A.T Stand, where the visiting supporters are housed.

The stadium, which was opened by Sir Stanley Matthews, has also played host to England Women’s internationals.


Car parking is available at the ground at a cost of £7 per car.

While Walsall operate a cashless facility, parking is cash payments only.

The Green Zone car park is locked two hours after the final whistle - and any vehicles left in the car park will be locked in. 

Cheaper alternatives can be found at the Bescot Stadium Railway Station - just opposite the ground - offering pay-and-display parking but supporters are advised to arrive early to avoid disappointment. 


Supporters are advised that the Poundland Bescot Stadium is an entirely cashless venue. 

To Drink:

Just a short walk along Bescot Crescent, is the Park Inn Hotel which has a sizable bar. 

Historically, Walsall have opted not to sell alcohol to away supporters inside the stadium, but the Saddlers do now serve visiting fans.

The nearest pub to the stadium is the King George V on Wallowes Lane. It does get busy on matchdays, however, which can make it difficult to get served quickly.

The away fans bar at the Bescot Stadium opens at 1.00pm. 

To Eat:

There is a Morrisons Supermarket and McDonald's just 15 minutes from the ground. 

The stadium also offers an extensive matchday menu, which ranges from the usual pies and burgers to Cornish pasties and hotdogs. 


By Car:

Leave the M6 at junction 9 and take the A461 towards Walsall.

Turn right onto the A4148 and right again at the second set of traffic lights. 

The ground will appear on your left.

By Train:

Bescot Stadium Railway Station is served by trains from Birmingham Grand Central and Wolverhampton, and is just opposite the ground.

Walsall advise travelling fans to use Walsall station for disability access, as Bescot Stadium station is not able to support access needs.


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 reiterated this stance this season on pyrotechnics and crowd disorder after incidents at December's away game against Doncaster Rovers. CLICK HERE to read the statement. 

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 discriminatory abuse, tragedy chanting, 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 stance was further reiterated following a recent league game at home to AFC Wimbledon. CLICK HERE to read the full 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.


Travelling Bantams should expect a clear sky with spots of sunshine, with highs of 12°C expected.

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