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City in League 1 line-up

21 May 2013

Saturday's victory over Northampton Town at Wembley ensured City would be back in League 1 for the first time since 2007.

Yeovil Town's win over Brentford in the League 1 Play-Off Final the day after City's triumph helped to confirm the names of all twenty-three sides Bradford will be facing up to during the 2013/2014 season.

Along with Uwe Rosler's Bees, the Bantams can look forward to pitting their wits against a host of big-name opponents next term.

The likes of Wolverhampton Wanderers, Coventry City, Sheffield United, Bristol City and Preston North End are all scheduled to visit the Coral Windows Stadium during the next campaign.

Wolves' place in League 1 will have extra significance for most City supporters as it means a return for the club to Molineux, the scene of their famous promotion up into the Premier League back in 1999.

To a lesser degree, Sheffield United's Bramall Lane will also hold some fond recent memories for Bradford fans following last season's dramatic penalty shoot-out victory over the Blades in a televised Johnstone's Paint Trophy Area Quarter-Final tie.

A trip to Notts County's Meadow Lane is also in store for Bantams followers. City's campaign this year memorably begin at the home of the Magpies, with the extra-time cup win setting Phil Parkinson's men on the road to eventually making history by reaching the Capital One Cup Final.

City's shortest away trip of the season will be across the Pennines to Oldham Athletic's Boundary Park. Their longest journey of the league campaign will be down to Crawley Town.

Following City's promotion into League 1, the club's followers are set to spend a whomping 1,172 miles fewer on the road than they did supporting Parkinson's side in the league during the 2012/2013 campaign.

Any supporter who went to every league away game during this season just gone by will have racked up over 7,352 miles. Next season, fans can expect to travel 6,180 miles following City on the road in League 1.

City's League 1 fixtures are set to be announced in less than a month at 9:00am on Wednesday 19 June 2013. The new Football League season will begin on Saturday 3 August 2013.

OpponentsMileageReturn Total
Crawley Town248496
Bristol City216432
Colchester United215430
Leyton Orient210420
Swindon Town204408
Milton Keynes Dons159318
Coventry City128256
Peterborough United127254
Wolverhampton Wanderers119238
Shrewsbury Town111222
Carlisle United107214
Port Vale85170
Notts County83166
Crewe Alexandra78156
Tranmere Rovers73146
Preston North End64128
Sheffield United4692
Rotherham United4386
Oldham Athletic3162

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