12:32 15 February 2012
FlexiCard 2013/2014 announcement
FlexiCards for the 2013/2014 campaign are now on sale to supporters from the Bantams Ticket Office.
Cards will cost £50.00 per person and this will entitle supporters to half-price match tickets for their reserved seat(s) in the Coral Windows Stadium.
The club's Under 11's Season Ticket offer does not extend to FlexiCards. Any supporters wishing to secure a junior Under's 11's Season Ticket can only do so when in possession of a full-paying adult 2013/2014 Season Ticket.
What are FlexiCards?
A FlexiCard is basically a membership card which allows supporters to reserve their favourite seat within the Coral Windows Stadium while still giving them the choice of which games they do or do not wish to attend.
Basically, after paying your initial FlexiCard membership, you only pay for the games you attend. And what's even better, you get your match tickets at half-price!
How do I buy my FlexiCard match tickets?
Supporters can buy their FlexiCard match tickets from either the Bantams Ticket Office during the week or on a match-day, or via a valid match-day turnstile. All supporters need is their money to pay for their match-ticket and their FlexiCard as proof of membership. Any supporter wishing to pay for their ticket(s) by any means other the cash must do so from the Bantams Ticket Office.
What games can I use my FlexiCard for?
FlexiCards are only in place for City's 23 home npower League 1 fixtures during the regular 2013/2014 season. FlexiCards cannot be used for any home Johnstone's Paint Trophy, Capital One Cup or F.A Cup with Budweiser ties.
Why were FlexiCards introduced?
Basically, if you can't come to every single City league game next season but you still want value for money - then the FlexiCard option for you!
The club identified towards the end of the 2011/2012 season that there are group of regular supporters for whom buying a Season Ticket does not make financial sense or their individual circumstances mean committing to a Season Ticket is not practical.
This is where the 50/50 FlexiCard system came in.
The FlexiCard allows supporters to reserve their seat in the Coral Windows Stadium for the 2013/2014 season - like a normal Season Ticket - but choose which games they want to pay to watch.
FlexiCard holders will be able to buy match tickets for individual games for their reserved seat for only half price (e.g £10.00 for an adult ticket) from a designated turnstile or at the Bantams Ticket Office.
Bradford City FC introduced the FlexiCard system in 2012/13 and its success has resulted in it staying in force for the 2013/14 season. In short, the FlexiCard enables a supporter to pay £50 to reserve a seat at The Coral Windows Stadium with that supporters then paying half-price for match day tickets in advance or on the day of the game. Feedback shows us that supporters are delighted with the FlexiCard concept; please read the details below carefully and help us to keep the scheme in operation.
This statement is intended to help supporters to get the best use out of the FlexiCard system. Supporters are asked to follow these straightforward guidelines to help them get into the stadium easily and in time for the kick-off of each game.
Use your allocated seat - we would remind you that you need to use the seat allocated on the rear of your FlexiCard. Using other seats can lead to disruption of other spectators and with the large crowds anticipated in League 1 going directly to your own seat will help all concerned.
Use the correct turnstiles - if you are paying cash at the turnstiles with your FlexiCard for games, please note that there will be a limited number of turnstiles specifically allocated to cash-paying FlexiCard(s) holders.
For The Kop, you will be able to use Turnstiles N2 and N9 and N10 (N2 is behind The Kop close to the ticket office while N9 and N10 are on Midland Road)
For the Northern Commercials Stand, you will be able to use Turnstiles E2 and E3 on Midland Road.
For the Main Stand, you will be able to use Turnstiles W4 and W11 in the Directors’ car park (one turnstile either side of the glass doors leading to banqueting).
Pre-book your tickets - we would recommend strongly that whenever possible you obtain your ticket for the game in advance. For this season, tickets will be available for the half-season (rather than just one month in advance) so when tickets become available on 1st August, you can book for any game right through to Swindon Town on 29 December 2013. While you can’t book your FlexiCard match tickets online, you can book and pay for them in person at the ticket office or over the telephone (0871 978 8000 - please note calls to this line are charged at 10p per minute plus network extras). Once you have your ticket - which will be a different design to all other match day tickets - you will be able to use any of the other “pre-paid ticket” turnstiles:
For The Kop please use turnstiles N3-N8 (behind The Kop) or turnstiles N11-N14 (on Midland Road)
For the Northern Commercials Stand please use turnstiles E4-E10
For the Main Stand please use turnstiles W5-W10 or W12-W18
Please note that the turnstiles in use may vary from time-to-time depending upon pre-match sales.
Turnstile security - in addition to the FlexiCard tickets being totally different to the regular match day tickets, we will be increasing the levels of security at the turnstiles to ensure the cards are not abused as happened in some instances last season.
Just one last point - if would be helpful if all supporters could get to the stadium just 10-15 minutes earlier - it eases congestion outside and ensures that all supporters get into their seats in time for kick-off for every game in what promises to be another exciting season.
Thanks again for getting behind the team!