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Valley Parade ready for its return!

3 August 2012

The Coral Windows Stadium is ready to welcome a return to football this Saturday (4 August 2012) after almost three months away.

Valley Parade will play host to City's only home pre-season friendly of the summer tomorrow as Phil Parkinson's men take on League 1 side Bury.

City will be looking to continue their fine recent pre-season form when the Shakers arrive in BD8 after winning all four of their previous friendlies in the last few weeks.

The game will be the Bantams' first on home turf since last May's season-ending fixture against League 2 champions Swindon Town.

The friendly fixture will also be City's maiden match after spending over £50,000 on the playing surface in the summer to improve its drainage.

Parkinson said: "It should hopefully be a good game for us tomorrow. It is important to get back out on our own pitch and play in front of our own fans once again after a while away.

"It will also be a good chance for the new lads to sample what it's like playing at Valley Parade.

"A lot of time and money has been spent working on the pitch this summer and it looks in great condition. I'm sure the lads will be eager to get out on it tomorrow."

City supporters attending the Bury fixture will be able to use the lower tier of the Co-operative Main Stand on an unreserved basis.

There will be no advance sales for this match - please pay on the turnstiles tomorrow afternoon.

Match tickets are priced at £10.00 for adults and £5.00 for senior citizens and juniors.

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