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Whether this is your first visit or you’ve been to The Utilita Energy Stadium before, this guide will help you get the most of your away outing.

This guide will give you information on how a match day is run at Bradford City, where the best pubs are, and how to make the most of #OurCity.

Built in 1886, Valley Parade was the home of Manningham Rugby Football Club until 1903, after they changed code from Rugby Football to Association Football and became the home of Bradford City A.F.C.

The stadium is an all-seater, and has the maximum capacity of 25,136.

There are five stands at Valley Parade: The JCT600 Stand (West), Midland Road Stand (East), The Kop (North), The TL Dallas Stand (South) and The North West Corner.

Away fans are housed in blocks E & F in the Midland Road Stand, but if a popular match comes to Valley Parade, the TL Dallas fans will open for away supporters.

Away supporters can gain access to the East Stand on Midland Road, using turnstiles E11-E12 with the late turnstile as E12 and are open until half-time.

If the fixture is expecting a large number of away supporters attending the event, some supporters will be housed in the TL Dallas Stand (South). To gain entry to this stand, please use turnstiles S1-S2.

If you pre-ordered your tickets and need to collect them at the ground, they can be picked up at the glass doors on the corner of Holly Well Ash Lane which is near The City Shop.

If you are paying on the day, prices are as follows:


Depending on how much are expected to attend the fixture, away supporters may not be able to pay on the gate. Whether supporters can pay on the day will be confirmed nearer to the day of the fixture.

By Car
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

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, PC World and Staples (on left) go over lights and then 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 onto Valley Parade for The Utilita Energy Stadium.

By Train
The nearest Rail Stations for the Stadium are Bradford Forster Square and Bradford Interchange. Services are operated by Northern Rail. Both stations connect with Leeds City station for National Express East Coast, Midland Mainline, and Virgin Trains services.

Bradford Interchange for services to Manchester and for London on new Grand Central service (expected to start late 2009).

Telephone National Rail Enquiries on 08457 48 49 50 (calls charged at local rate).

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 Utilita Energy Stadium (buses stop on Manningham Lane or Queens Road).

Plan your route by clicking here.

There is parking available on the streets of Valley Parade and Burlington Street on a first come, first-served basis.

Alternatively, you can park in the city’s leisure centre, The Broadway, all day for £1.50 on a Saturday and is approximately a 20-minute walk to the stadium.

The Pubs

The club does not have a ‘Fan Zone’. Although The Bradford Arms on Manningham Lane and the city centre pubs such as the City Vaults and some on North Parade usually welcome away fans.

Also near the stadium is the Bradford, well-known area, ‘North Parade’ which has a variety of bars and restaurants for supporters to enjoy a drink, or grab a bite to eat, before or after kick-off.

The Food

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

There is also the city’s leisure centre, The Broadway, which has a Taco Bell, Subway, Burger King and various other restaurants.

Next to ‘Forster Square Train Station’ is Forster Square shopping park. It is spread across two sides and is easily accessible. There's a Greggs, Costa and McDonalds.

Visiting supporters housed in blocks F & G in the Midland Road (East) Stand can buy match day refreshments at the kiosks.

However, no refreshments are available to purchase in the TL Dallas (South) Stand.

Bradford City is committed to extending football and the facilities at The Utilita Energy Stadium at Valley Parade to the widest possible contingency of supporters. 

This policy sets out the Club's intentions and procedures to ensure the needs of all supporters are met.

Bradford City welcomes any opportunity to discuss its facilities with spectators with disabilities in order to improve the facilities it offers and the enjoyment of spectators attending The Utilita Energy Stadium.

There are some disabled parking spaces available around the ground on a first come, first-served basis. There are ___ spaces available on Midland Road towards the North End of the Midland Road (East) Stand.

Please note: All vehicles must have a disabled badge on display in the vehicle.

If you have any questions or need some advice, please contact the club’s Disability Liaison Officer, Jaimie Dorward. She can be contacted on her direct line 07818 515639 or by email to Jaimie regularly discusses good practice and issues with the Club’s management team including the Facilities Manager and the Chief Operating Officer.

For the club’s policy for Supporters with Disabilities, click here.


The club’s official matchday programme, ‘The Parader’, can be purchased from one of our sellers located inside and around the ground.