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VISITING SUPPORTERS

Stadium Address

The University of Bradford Stadium
Valley Parade 
Bradford
West Yorkshire
BD8 7DY

Built in 1886, the University of Bradford Stadium was originally the home of Manningham Rugby Football Club.

In 1903, the code was changed from rugby football to association football and the ground became home to Bradford City.

The stadium is an all-seater venue and has a maximum capacity of 24,840.

Away supporters are housed in blocks F and G of The Bradford Lifts Stand - next to the electronic scoreboard (south end).

Subject to away ticket demand, The TL Dallas Stand will also be open to travelling supporters.

Five stands make up the University of Bradford Stadium:

The Morrisons Family Stand

Commonly known as the University of Bradford Stadium's main stand, the Morrisons Family Stand holds 9,004 supporters across its two tiers, while also housing the club's press box, executive boxes and conference, banqueting, directors' and hospitality suites.

The Bradford Lifts Stand (East) - Away Supporters

The Bradford Lifts Stand - situated on Midland Road - has one tier which houses both home and visiting supporters. It holds a maximum of 4,500 people. 

The Kop (North)

The 'home end' is on the north side of the University of Bradford Stadium and has a capacity of 7,392 spectators. The Kop is also home to the Bantams Bar, open to supporters on matchdays. 

The TL Dallas Stand (South) - Away Supporters (subject to demand)

The smallest of the ground's five stands is situated at 'the Bradford end' of the University of Bradford Stadium. It is a two-tiered structure holding 1,644 supporters. 

North West Corner

Having first opened in 2000, the North West Corner is situated between The Kop and The Morrisons Family Stand and became the home of Valley Parade's atmosphere section, from the beginning of the 2021/22 season. Its two tiers hold 2,300 spectators. 

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ENTERTAINMENT 

Pre-Match

The University of Bradford Stadium FanZone is open ahead of each home match. 

Located to the rear of The Kop beside the One In A Million car park, the facility represents the ideal place for supporters to gather and soak up the pre-match atmosphere.

It is open from 1.00pm until kick-off at 3.00pm for each of the Bantams’ weekend fixtures, with a selection of soft drinks and snacks on offer as well as Carling on draft for just £3.80 per pint, and live music performed. 

To read full details on the FanZone, please CLICK HERE

Younger supporters are encouraged to keep their eyes peeled for the club's official mascot, Billy Bantam, who can also be found roaming around the University of Bradford Stadium looking for the perfect photo opportunity, and is always open to a bit of friendly banter with visiting supporters!

Half-Time

Various parades, presentations and ceremonies are held during the half-time break of our home fixtures, while you can listen out for special messages which are being read over the public-address system!

REFRESHMENTS

Inside the Ground

Refurbished ahead of the 2021/22 season, kiosks inside the University of Bradford Stadium open at the same time as turnstiles on a matchday, and are run by the club's official kiosk catering partner, Tiffin Stadium Catering. 

Fast-food products available for supporters to enjoy include the beef burger (£3.75), cheese burger (£4), chicken burger (£4) and hot dog (£4), which is also halal. 

A renewed partnership also means the popular Pukka Pies (£3.50) are available in kiosks, while pints of Carling can be purchased on draft for just £3.80, along with a range of snacks, and hot and cold soft drinks. 

Meal deals are all available for just £7 from kiosks, with any pie and beer, burger and beer or hot dog and beer being served.

New and improved kiosks follow feedback from home supporters, with Tiffin aiming to deliver quality food, speedy service and reasonable prices.  

PLEASE NOTE: Tiffin Stadium Catering kiosks are now ONLY ACCEPTING CARD payment, and have turned completely cashless. Please CLICK HERE for full details. 

Pubs

There are several pubs and bars located near the ground.

Well-known amongst City supporters is North Parade - a street situated 0.6 miles away from the ground (approximately a 12-minute walk).

There you will find bars and pubs to enjoy refreshments before and after the match.

PLEASE NOTE: The club DOES NOT have a designated pub for travelling supporters. 

Food

Approximately a 15-minute walk from the stadium is club partner and Italian family-run restaurant, Mamma Mia.

The city’s leisure centre, The Broadway, has a Taco Bell, Subway, Burger King, KFC and various other eateries and is also around a 15-minute walk away.

Located in the Forster Square shopping park is a Greggs, Costa, Subway and McDonald's.

Inside the University of Bradford Stadium you will find an array of food kiosks, toilets and entertainment services to enjoy before, during and after the game. 

Refurbished Tiffin Stadium Catering kiosks can be found freely around the ground in the concourses, offering an abundance of refreshments, with toilets in the concourse of each stand fully accessible.

PLEASE NOTE: The single kiosk in the TL Dallas Stand - along with the concourse - is located outside and is therefore open to the elements.

Stewards can be found in every area of the ground and are more than happy to assist you with any problems. 

 

Stadium Address

University of Bradford Stadium
Valley Parade 
Bradford
West Yorkshire
BD8 7DY

By Car:

From the north east take the A1 southbound to join the A1/M1 link then join the M62 westbound.

From the south take the M1 or A1 northbound to join the M62 westbound.

From the north west / west take the M6 then the M60 towards Manchester.

Join the M62 eastbound from the ring road then exit the M62 from junction 26.

At end of the motorway take the middle or right-hand lane and follow signs for Ring Road East (under the tunnel) onto Rooley Lane (signs for Leeds Bradford Airport).

McDonald's is on your left. Go through the traffic lights at Asda Superstore and turn left at the roundabout onto Wakefield Road, staying in middle lane.

Cross two roundabouts staying in middle lane (following signs to Shipley and Skipton) on to Shipley Airedale Road (A6037) which then becomes Canal Road.

After Tesco and Smyths Toys Superstores (on the left) go through the traffic lights and turn left onto Station Road (A6177) and left again into Queens Road.

Continue up the hill to third set of traffic lights and turn left onto Manningham Lane.

After the Gulf Petrol Station (on your left), take the first left onto Valley Parade for the University of Bradford Stadium.

By Train:

The nearest railway stations for the stadium are Bradford Forster Square and Bradford Interchange.

Services are operated by Northern Rail. Both stations connect with Leeds station for National Express East Coast, Midland Mainline, and Virgin Trains services.

Plan your route on rail by CLICKING HERE.

By Bus:

First Bradford and Keighley & District Travel operate frequent bus services from Bradford city centre, Bradford Interchange and outlying areas to the University of Bradford Stadium (buses stop on Manningham Lane or Queens Road).

Plan your route by CLICKING HERE.

By Plane: 

The club is officially partnered with the closest airport to the University of Bradford Stadium - Leeds Bradford International Airport.

The airport is located just under eight miles from Valley Parade, and an approximate 25-minute drive. It is a hub for a number of well-known airlines, such as Jet2.com, Ryanair, TUI Airways and more. 

For further details, and to book a flight, please CLICK HERE

By Bike:

Plans are currently in place to facilitate away supporters who wish to cycle to Valley Parade. A bike storage rack will be installed in due course, with an application for planning permission submitted to Bradford Metropolitan District Council.

For visiting supporters who wish to cycle but are unsure of the most suitbale route to take, please plan your journey HERE

By Foot:

We are approximately a 15-minute walk away from the nearest train station (Bradford Forster Square). However away supporters can arrive on foot to Valley Parade, with the best routes availble by planning your journey ahead. You can click HERE to find the best route to take if walking to the ground.

For traffic and travel advice in Bradford, please find a number of resources below. 

TRAFFIC AND TRAVEL:

thetelegraphandargus.co.uk/li/traffic_and_travel.in.Bradford

bbc.co.uk/news/localnews/2654993-bradford/10

bradford.gov.uk/transport-and-travel/roadworks/map-of-roadworks

theaa.com/route-planner/traffic-news/bradford

PUBLIC TRANSPORT: 

bradford.gov.uk/transport-and-travel/public-transport/public-transport

welcomebradford.org/transport/public-transport

wymetro.com/plan-a-journey/travel-news/bus-travel-alerts

wymetro.com/plan-a-journey/travel-news/scheduled-disruptions

firstbus.co.uk/bradford/news-and-service-updates

The stadium's postcode is BD8 7DY, with on-street parking available around the stadium.

Large stretches of Midland Road and Queens Road are generally used by supporters for matchday parking.

Parking on Midland Road is permitted for disabled blue-badge holders though, if parking in the vicinity of the stadium, be wary of various charges.

Supporters of sides visiting the University of Bradford Stadium will be updated and advised on how to purchase tickets through their own club's outlets. 

Admission will be available for the vast majority of away supporters on matchday, in the form of e-Tickets at the University of Bradford Stadium. These can be purchased by scanning the QR code points which are clearly hung up outside away turnstiles, and following the steps on screen, before having this scanned on turnstiles to admit you.

Pre-purchased tickets cannot be collected from the University of Bradford Stadium on matchday, meaning all ticketing queries must be corresponded with the visiting club only. 

Bradford City AFC prides itself on family values and making our club and matchday accessible and enjoyable for all - including families. 

If you are unfortunate enough to experience any offence while at the University of Bradford Stadium, please notify the nearest steward who will be happy to assist - or text the club's confidential matchday helpline on 07949814243. 

Should you feel, following your visit to the University of Bradford Stadium, that the club could be more family inclusive and welcoming, we are more than committed to listening to feedback. Please contact support@bradfordcityafc.com via e-mail. 

The Bradford City Store is the club’s official retail outlet at the University of Bradford Stadium. It sells the Bantams’ replica kits and training wear as well as collectable items and gifts for all ages.

Ran by the club's official retail partner, Pitch Pro Retail, the store stocks Macron memorabilia after an agreement was reached in 2022 to become City's official kit and retail supplier. 

Visiting supporters looking for a memoir, souvenir or piece of memorabilia to remeber their visit to the University of Bradford Stadium will find everything they desire, here. 

The Bradford City Store is located on South Parade, beside the visiting players' entrance, and in the same building as the Valley Parade Ticket Office.

Both cash and card payments are accepted with various offers and sales - when applied - advertised across the club's official website and social media channels.

The club’s official online store can be found by CLICKING HERE.

The Bradford City Store's opening hours are as follows:

Monday-Friday: 9.00am-5.00pm

Saturday: 9.00am-3.00pm*

*On home matchdays, the Bradford City Store will be open until kick-off. 

Sunday: CLOSED

To get in contact with the Bradford City Store, please CLICK HERE

3.00PM KICK-OFF:

12.30pm

Home players begin arriving and making their way to home dressing room. Mascots gather pitchside for pictures with players. 

Hospitality and sponsors arrive. If you have booked hospitality for a fixture, please make your way to the glass doors in the directors’ car park.

1.30pm

Turnstiles open for all supporters.

Away team arrives via the players' entrance on Valley Parade (next to Bradford City Store). 

1.55pm

Players begin their warm-up on the pitch.

3.00pm

Kick-off.

3.45pm

Half-time. Birthday messages and club announcements.

4.00pm

Second half kick-off.

4.45pm

Full-time whistle.

 

7.45PM KICK-OFF:

5.30pm

Home players begin arriving and making their way to home dressing room. Hospitality and sponsors arrive. If you have booked hospitality for a fixture, please make your way to the glass doors in the directors’ car park.

6.15pm

Away team arrives via the players' entrance on Valley Parade (next to Bradford City Store). 

6.30pm

Turnstiles open for all supporters.

6.40pm

Players begin their warm-up on the pitch.

7.45pm

Kick-off.

8.30pm

Half-time. Birthday messages and club announcements.

8.45pm

Second half kick-off.

9.30pm

Full-time whistle.

Bradford City AFC is committed to extending football and the facilities at the University of Bradford Stadium to the widest possible contingency of supporters. 

Our club policies set out our intentions and procedures - to ensure the needs of all supporters are met.

Bradford City AFC welcomes any opportunity to discuss its facilities with disabled spectators in order to improve the facilities it offers.

The role of disability liaison officer is carried out by Marco Townson.

They can be contacted by e-mailing hello@bradfordcityafc.com

Bradford City AFC is also a supporter of the Hidden Disabilities Sunflower Lanyard Scheme at the University of Bradford Stadium, aimed at recognising individuals with hidden disabilities. To read full details, please CLICK HERE. To find out more about Hidden Disabilities, please CLICK HERE

For the club’s policy for supporters with disabilities, CLICK HERE

RECEPTION:

Phone: 01274 773355

E-Mail: reception@bradfordcityafc.com

TICKET OFFICE:

Phone: 01274 770012

E-Mail: ticketingsupport@bradfordcityafc.com

BRADFORD CITY STORE:

Phone: 01274 770012

E-Mail: sales@bantamsdirect.co.uk

DISABILITY LIAISON OFFICER - SHANEQUE ROWE:

E-Mail: hello@bradfordcityafc.com

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