With next Tuesday’s (16 April 2013) fixture against Rotherham United now even more crucial given that both clubs are currently heavily involved in the promotion/play-off challenge, City supporters are reminded of the special safety arrangements that are being introduced for the game.
In view of the anticipated numbers travelling from South Yorkshire for the game, the stadium configuration has been changed to enable Rotherham United fans to use the TL Dallas (South) Stand plus Blocks F and G of the Northern Commercials (East) Stand if needed.
Bradford City Season Ticket and FlexiCard holders in the TL Dallas Stand will be re-allocated seats in other parts of the stadium.
This measure has been taken for 3 main reasons:
- Safety - to ensure that as many visiting fans as possible can be accommodated
- Reduced inconvenience - by moving the fans in the TL Dallas Stand, we are moving the least number of fans possible; the only other alternative was to make the game all-ticket which is an inconvenience to supporters that the Club wanted to avoid
- A gesture to fans in the Northern Commercial East Stand - home fans in Block E have been moved on numerous occasions in the past; this measures avoids them being moved yet again
Season Ticket holders and FlexiCard holders can now exchange their cards for a match day ticket in any available seat in the stadium for the Rotherham United game.
The choice of any available seat ensures that supporters can enjoy a similar behind the goal view from The Kop or be alongside the game by switching to available seats on either side of the pitch.
The supporters who do the exchange in advance of the game will, therefore, be able to choose from a range of excellent seats.
Their FlexiCards can then be collected from the ticket office immediately after the final whistle of the Rotherham game or they will be posted back to supporters on the Wednesday morning. All supporters in the TL Dallas Stand were informed of these changes by letter in March.
Any supporters who are unable to get to the Ticket Office to exchange their FlexiCards before next Tuesday can still, of course, use their Season Ticket or FlexiCard for the game. These supporters should make their way directly to The Kop North Stand turnstiles on Midland Road from 6.30pm where alternative tickets will be allocated for seats in The Kop.
Finally, the club wishes to thank the supporters in the TL Dallas (South) Stand in advance for their help and co-operation in making these revised arrangements a success.