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AWAY DAY GUIDE: CREWE v CITY

1 January 2024

Fixture News

AWAY DAY GUIDE: CREWE v CITY

1 January 2024

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Graham Alexander’s side will turn out for the first time in 2024 at Crewe Alexandra’s Mornflake Stadium this afternoon.

City travel to Cheshire looking to extend their unbeaten run to nine matches - with action set to get underway from 3.00pm.

iFOLLOW

iFollow video match passes are available ahead of this afternoon's clash, for those unable to make the trip.

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 your iFollow video match pass, please CLICK HERE

TICKETS

Supporters will be able to PAY ON THE DAY in Cheshire, with over 1,000 fans expected across the Whitby Morrison Stand and the Andrew Connelly Family Stand (behind the goal).  

Travelling City fans will be able to secure tickets from 1.00pm on Monday, from the away ticket office, with no price increase. 

Any tickets not collected from the University of Bradford Stadium will also be available to collect from Gresty Road ahead of kick-off. 

Admission prices are as follows:

Whitby Morrison Stand:

Adult: £27

Concessions (+65/17-19/Wheelchair): £21

12-16 Years: £13

Aged 11-: £7.50

Andrew Connelly Family Stand:

Adult: £25

Concessions (+65/17-19): £19.50

12-16 Years: £11

Aged 11-: £6.50

Ambulant disabled supporters pay the above, age-related price, and are entitled to a free carer ticket. 

To read full details, please CLICK HERE

STADIUM ADDRESS

Mornflake Stadium

Gresty Road

Crewe

Cheshire

CW2 6EB

ABOUT THE GROUND

The Alex have played at the Mornflake Stadium (traditionally Gresty Road) since the turn of the century.

It became an all-seater stadium in 1990 and is rather unique in the fact it has no dugouts - with teams being allocated a section in the Main Stand.

Travelling City supporters will be split across the Whitby Morrison Stand and the Andrew Connelly Family Stand (behind the goal) this afternoon. 

ABOUT THE OPPOSITION

Crewe currently sit one spot outside of the play-offs - level on points with AFC Wimbledon.

The Cheshire outfit are without a win in seven outings, last acquiring three points at home to Doncaster Rovers in late November.

Spearheaded by experienced Sky Bet League Two forwards, Courtney Baker-Richardson and Elliott Nevitt, Lee Bell's men will hope to improve on their mid-table finish last season, this time around.

CAR PARKING

Rather conveniently, there is a large pay and display car park at Gresty Road, which costs £3.50 to use.

Spaces are usually readily available at the stadium, but on the off chance you struggle to find a spot, the Weston Industrial Estate is free to park at and is only 1.2km away from the ground.

ENTERTAINMENT AND REFRESHMENTS 

To drink:

The Railwaymen Bar and Lounge can be found next to the Whitby Morrison Ice Cream Van Stand and typically shows any live football before kick-off.

There are many pubs within walking distance of the Mornflake Stadium, which are all away-fan friendly. 

The Corner Bar at the Royal Hotel, The Cheshire Inn and the Brunswick are all popular on matchdays, and if you park on the Industrial Estate, the Brocklebank Pub is also a recommended choice.

To eat:

There are also various takeaway outlets along Nantwich Road and the surrounding area, along with the highly-rated Benny’s Fish and Chip shop opposite the stadium.

There is a wide range of food available at the ground, with typical items such as pies, cheeseburgers and hot dogs all available for selection.

GETTING THERE

By car:

The Mornflake Stadium can be accessed by two junctions off the M6, but it is easier to get there by leaving at Junction 16.

Exit the M6 and follow signs for Crewe on the A500 and then the A5020. At the roundabout, take the third exit and continue to the next roundabout, where you should take the first exit. 

Continue to follow signs for Crewe Town Centre and go straight over the next roundabout onto Weston Road.

The industrial estate car park is on the right here, but to continue to the stadium, take the first left at the roundabout, and take the second left down Gresty Road.

By train:

Rather handily, you will be able to see the ground as you exit the train station.

Once out of the station, turn left out of the main entrance, and walk down to the second left, marked with the road sign Gresty Road.

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 reiterated this stance 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 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

MEMORY LANE

City have enjoyed multiple periods of consecutive victories against Crewe - the longest coming in an eight-game run between 1999 and 2006.

The first of the eight came in January 1999 - the same year the Bantams achieved promotion to the top flight, where a Lee Mills hat-trick contributed to a resounding 4-1 win at Valley Parade.

The run ended with a 3-0 win at the Mornflake Stadium - known at the time as Gresty Road - where an Eddie Johnson brace and a Marc Bridge-Wilkinson strike secured all three points.

City will hope to kickstart another run against the Alex, after winning the reverse fixture at the University of Bradford Stadium earlier this season, when Jamie Walker found the scoresheet in early August.

WEATHER

2024 will begin with sunny intervals and light winds - with temperatures of around 7°C forecast.

To purchase an iFollow video match pass for today's game, please CLICK HERE. 


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