Club Contact Details
Bradford City Football Club Limited
The Utilita Energy Stadium at Valley Parade
Main Club Reception 01274 773355
(We happy to inform supporters that the cost to call us will be no more than your UK inland call charge, and will be included in any inclusive minute packages you may have from your landline or mobile operator.)
Fax: Bradford (01274) 773356
Stadium Sponsor: Utilita
Shirt Sponsor: JCT600; Mitton Group (back)
Shorts Sponsor: Fawcett Mead
Stand Sponsors: JCT600; T L Dallas Group Ltd; Mamma Mia
Stadium Capacity: 24,889
JCT600 (West) Stand - 9135
Northern Commercials (East) Stand - 4435
North Stand Kop - 7486
North West Corner - 2223
T L Dallas South Stand - 1610
Pitch size - 113yds x 70yds
HOW TO FIND US
Arriving by Road
From the North East take A1 southbound to join A1/M1 link then join M62 westbound. From the South take M1 or A1 northbound to join M62 westbound. From the North West / West take M6 then M60 Manchester Ring Road to join M62 eastbound then: From M62 exit at j26 Take M606 towards Bradford
At end of motorway take the middle or right hand lane and follow signs for Ring Road East (under tunnel) onto Rooley Lane (signs Leeds/Bradford Airport). McDonalds is now on your left. Over traffic lights at Asda Superstore and turn left at roundabout into Wakefield Road. Stay in middle lane.Over two roundabouts staying in middle lane (signs to Shipley & Skipton) on to Shipley Airedale Road (A6037) which then becomes Canal Road.After Tesco, Staples & P C World (on left) go over traffic lights and turn left into Station Road (A6177) and left again into Queens Road.
Up hill to third set of traffic lights and turn left into Manningham Lane.After Gulf Petrol Station (on left), take first left into Valley Parade for Stadium.
The Administration Offices and Ticket Office are all located by the corner of Cliffe Terrace and Burlington Street, Bradford. Follow the directions as above except turn left before the Gulf Petrol Station into Burlington Street. The Bradford City Club Shop is located at the bottom of Valley Parade road.
Supporters are advised that there is NO public car parking at the stadium on match-days and there is very limited street parking.
Buses to the Stadium
First Bradford and Keighley & District Travel Company operate frequent bus services from Bradford city centre, Bradford Interchange and outlying areas to The Utilita Energy Stadium (buses stop on Manningham Lane or Queens Road).
Arriving by Rail
The nearest Rail Station for the Stadium is Bradford Forster Square. Services are operated by Northern Rail.Bradford Interchange also connects with Leeds City station for National Express East Coast and Cross Country services.
Telephone National Rail Enquiries on 03457 48 49 50 (calls charged at local rate).
Directions to Rawdon Meadows, Apperley Bridge, Bradford Bradford City's Training Ground:
(Please note, the Club's training ground is located on school grounds - Woodhouse Grove. As a result, no unauthorised access can be allowed to members of the public or non-scheduled visitors)
From the North:
Take A1 to j47 Knaresborough / York exit Then follow A59 towards Knaresborough At roundabout exit onto A658 Stay on A658 (eventually pass Leeds/Bradford Airport on the left) Under the runway tunnel and then straight across at traffic lights Straight across at next lights coming down hill right to bottom Stansfield Arms Public House and Restaurant is on right and Rawdon Meadows Playing Field is on left adjacent to Woodhouse Grove School
Exit at j26 Take M606 (signs Bradford) Stay on M606 to end and turn right at roundabout following Airport / Harrogate signs (A6177) Stay on this road until signs A658 (Airport / Harrogate) Turn right stay on road to Greengate traffic lights (after Sainsbury's) Through lights and down hill for ¼ mile.
Rawdon Meadows Playing Field is on right opposite Stansfield Arms Public House and Restaurant
When requiring hotel accommodation if visiting The Utilita Energy Stadium, the Cedar Court Hotel (telephone 01274 406606) is the principal hotelier for Bradford City AFC.
SAFETY AT THE NORTHERN COMMERCIALS STADIUM
At Bradford City Football Club we want every single person, whether a regular or visiting supporter, to safely enjoy their day with us. The following Safety Policy shows how committed we are to ensuring safety within the Stadium:
STADIUM SAFETY POLICY
Safety for spectators attending events at the Stadium is of paramount importance and with this in mind we make public our Safety Policy which is as follows:
1. Provide an organisational structure for the implementation of safety on matchdays.
2. Provide training for matchday staff.
3. Comply fully with the Stadium Safety Certificate.
4. Undertake to carry out emergency procedure practices during events.
5. Arrange for emergency contingency plans.
6. Maintain records of all events held at the Stadium.
7. Continually monitor and improve Club Safety Systems.
8. Liaise with all other agencies on matters relating to safety and crowd control.
9. Positively encourage spectators to communicate safety issues to the Club.
10. Ensure that spectators are aware of the Stadium emergency procedures.
If you have any queries or suggestions regarding any safety issues please do not hesitate to contact the Safety Officer - David Dowse.
TEAM WARM-UP SESSIONS
Supporters who enter the stadium should be aware that, prior to each fixture, the teams will stage warm-up sessions on the playing surface while spectators are entering the ground.
It is unavoidable that footballs may be kicked into the ground during this period and there is a low risk of spectators being hit by a football.
Spectators are asked to remain aware that this activity is happening and to watch the warm-ups in order to reduce the risk of injury.
Similar warm-up activities may also take place during the half-time interval.
Notice: Entry to the Ground is expressly subject to acceptance by the visitor of these Ground Regulations and the rules and regulations of FIFA, UEFA, The Football Association, The Premier League and The Football League in respect of the relevant competition. The Ground Regulations incorporate the Club's Customer Charter (if any). Entry to the Ground shall constitute acceptance of the Ground Regulations.
"Ground" means this football stadium and all locations owned, occupied or utilised by the Club.
"Club" means this football club. "Match" means any association football match taking place at the Ground. "Material" means any audio, visual or audio-visual material or any information or data.
Notwithstanding possession of any ticket the Club, any police officer or authorised steward may refuse entry to (or eject from) the Ground any person:that fails (or in the Club's reasonable opinion is likely to fail) to comply with these Ground Regulations or any reasonable instruction issued by a police officer or authorised steward; and/or whose presence within the Ground is, or could (in the Club's reasonable opinion), constitute a source of danger, nuisance or annoyance to any other person.
On no account will admission be granted to a person who is the subject of a current Banning Order under the Football Spectators Act 1989 (as amended) or has been convicted of ticket touting offences under the Criminal Justice and Public Order 1994 (as amended).
The Club excludes to the maximum extent permitted by law any liability for loss, injury or damage to persons/property in or around the Ground.
No guarantees can be given by the Club that a Match will take place at a particular time or on a particular date and the Club reserves the right to reschedule the Match without notice and without any liability whatsoever.
In the event of the postponement or abandonment of the Match, refunds (if any) will be made in accordance with the Club's Customer Charter. The Club will have no further liability whatsoever, including (but not limited to) any indirect or consequential loss or damage, such as (but not limited to) loss of enjoyment or travel costs.
All persons seeking entrance to the Ground acknowledge the Club's right to search any person entering the Ground and to refuse entry to or eject from the Ground any person refusing to submit to such a search.
The following articles must not be brought within the Ground - knives, fireworks, smoke canisters, air-horns, flares, weapons, dangerous or hazardous items, laser devices, bottles, glass vessels, cans, poles and any article that might be used as a weapon and/or compromise public safety. Any person in possession of such items will be refused entry to the Ground.
Further, you may not bring into the Ground any sponsorship, promotional or marketing materials save in respect of official club merchandise and/or other football related clothing worn in good faith nor may you offer (either free or for sale by any person) any goods (including literature) of any nature without the express written approval of the Management.
The use of threatening behaviour, foul or abusive language is strictly forbidden and will result in arrest and/or ejection from the Ground. The Club may impose a ban for one or more Matches.
Racial, homophobic or discriminatory abuse, chanting or harassment is strictly forbidden and will result in arrest and/or ejection from the Ground. The Club may impose a ban for one or more Matches.
The following acts are offences under the Football (Offences) Act 1991 (as amended):
The throwing of any object within the Ground without lawful authority or excuse. The chanting of anything of an indecent or racialist nature. The entry onto the playing area or any adjacent area to which spectators are not generally admitted without lawful authority or excuse. Conviction may result in a Banning Order being made. All persons entering the Ground may only occupy the seat allocated to them by their ticket and must not move from any one part of the Ground to another without the express permission or instruction of any steward, officer of the Club and/or any police officer. Nobody may stand in any seating area whilst play is in progress. Persistent standing in seated areas whilst play is in progress is strictly forbidden and may result in ejection from the Ground. The obstruction of gangways, access ways, exits and entrances, stairways and like places is strictly forbidden. Nobody entering the Ground shall be permitted to climb any structures within the Ground.
Football League stadia are smoke-free and smoking is not permitted inside the Ground. Mobile telephones are permitted within the Ground, provided that they are used for personal and private use only PROVIDED THAT no audio, visual or audio-visual material captured by a mobile telephone may be published or otherwise made available to any third parties including, without limitation, via social networking sites.
Under the Sporting Events (Control of Alcohol etc) Act 1985 (as amended), the following are offences for which a person can be arrested by a police officer and conviction could result in a Banning Order being made:
Attempting to enter the Ground or being inside the Ground whilst drunk;
Being in possession of any intoxicating liquor, or bottle, can or other portable container and which could cause damage or personal injury, when entering the Ground or in a public area of the Ground from which the event can be directly viewed.
Any individual who has entered any part of the Ground designated for the use of any group of supporters to which he does not belong may be ejected from the Ground either for the purposes of his own safety or for any other reason.
Save as set out in paragraph 16 above, no person (other than a person who holds an appropriate licence) may bring into the Ground or use within the Ground any equipment, which is capable of recording or transmitting (by digital or other means) any audio, visual or audio-visual material or any information or data in relation to the Match or the Ground. Copyright, database rights and any other intellectual property rights in any unauthorised recording or transmission is assigned (by way of present assignment of future rights to the Club and The Football League. You further agree (if and whenever required to do so by the Club and/or The Football League) to promptly execute all instruments and do all things necessary to vest the right, title and interest in such rights to the Club and The Football League absolutely and with full title guarantee
No goods (including literature) of any nature may be offered either free or for sale by any person within the Ground without the express written permission of the Club.
Tickets are not transferable and may not be offered for sale without the prior written permission of the Club. Any tickets that are transferred are transferred subject to these Ground Regulations. Any tickets offered for sale may be confiscated by any steward, officer of the Club or any police officer. The Club reserves the right to refuse admission to or eject from the Ground, any person who has transferred his/her ticket in contravention of the relevant ticket terms and conditions (and/or the holder of any ticket that has been transferred in contravention of the relevant ticket terms and conditions.) Tickets remain the property of the Club at all times.
CCTV cameras are in use around and in the Ground and the Club may itself use or pass to the police or any Football Authority, any recordings for use in any proceedings.
At all times whilst present in the Ground, persons must comply with any and all instructions of any steward or officer of the Club and/or any police officer. Failure to comply with any instruction may lead to immediate ejection from the Ground.
By entering the Ground, all persons are acknowledging that photographic images and/or video recordings (and/or stills taken from video recordings) may be taken of them and may also be used by the Club for marketing or promotional purposes. Entry into the Ground is confirmation that all persons have consented to such use of their image. If these images should feature an individual prominently the Club will make reasonable efforts to gain the consent of that person before publishing such images, however, if this is not possible, then entry into the Ground shall be deemed consent unless the Club is notified in writing to the contrary.
Further to paragraph 24, if such person is under 18 years of age, the parent, guardian, or responsible adult who is accompanying them into the Ground shall be deemed to have provided consent on their behalf.
Refused entry to (or ejection from) the Ground may lead to further action by the Club including, but not limited to, the withdrawal of any season ticket (without reimbursement), Club Membership and other benefits.