Ahead of City's Yorkshire derby with York City this Saturday, the club would like to confirm to supporters that it has been necessary to adjust its admission arrangements for this weekend's npower League 2 fixture at the Coral Windows Stadium.
Late information into the football club has confirmed that the number of travelling supporters from York is likely to exceed the space usually reserved for away fans in the Northern Commercials Stand on Midland Road.
Therefore, on safety grounds, it has again been necessary to move home supporters from Block E of the Northern Commercials Stand to other areas of the stadium.
Letters have been sent to the Season Ticket holders affected by this seating issue, and the club would like to apologise for the late notification of the change.
A Club spokesman said today, “We do not take any decision to move Season Ticket holders lightly and after the previous game (Port Vale) where far fewer than the estimated number of supporters turned up, we have tried to avoid any repetition."
"However, York City have been able to provide us with some excellent intelligence regarding support numbers and we feel that there is no option other than to make this adjustment.
"We apologise for the lateness of the decision but ask fans to recognise that this was because we have tried to avoid any inconvenience to home fans”.
Season Ticket holders will be allocated an alternative seat upon entering the stadium via the Midland Road turnstiles in the normal manner.
If any fans are able to get to the Bantams Ticket Office before 12 noon on Saturday, the club will be pleased to exchange their Season Tickets for a seat(s) situated in another area of the stadium.
In another reminder from the club, FlexiCard holders should note that they can pay to gain entry into the ground at the turnstiles – they do not have to purchase their discounted match-ticket(s) from the ticket office.
Any FlexiCard holders wishing to pay on the turnstiles OR purchase their discounted tickets from the Ticket Office MUST be in possession of their actual FlexiCard when doing so.
It has been apparent that some fans have misunderstood the FlexiCard approach and feel they have to acquire a ticket to get in as well.
This is not the case; present your FlexiCard at the turnstiles in all areas of the stadium with the appropriate cash payment and you will be allowed direct access to the stadium.
Supporters wishing to pay by credit card must, however, still use the Ticket Office as there are no electronic payment facilities at the turnstiles.
Turnstiles will open at 1.30pm as normal for Saturday’s game.