The Club today (Friday) made some further announcements regarding safety at Saturday’s final home game of the season against Barnsley (kick-off 3:00pm).
Firstly, the Club has requested that all supporters get to the game as early as possible. There will be a minute’s silence before the game to enable supporters to show their respects to the 56 who died in the Bradford City Fire Disaster on 11th May 1985 and to any supporters who have passed away during the last twelve months.
Turnstiles will close during the minute’s silence and therefore all supporters are asked to be in their seats prior to kick-off.
As this year marks the 30th anniversary of the disaster, the charity walk being undertaken by City kit-man John Duckworth will end at the stadium before the game. John and his team are walking from Lincoln City and a group of 45 supporters are walking from Barnsley to raise funds for the PSBRU.
All of the walkers will do a lap of honour at around 2.20pm, so please get to the stadium early to show your appreciation of the efforts they have made to raise awareness and funds for the burns unit.
Finally, supporters are reminded to stay off the pitch at all times. In the last three or four seasons, Bradford City fans have reacted brilliantly to appeals to stay off the pitch at the end of the game and we would make that request once again. It is the intention of the players and team management to do a lap of appreciation for the fans’ fantastic support during the giant-killing season of 2014/15.
It is not possible for this to happen, however, if fans come onto the pitch.
Bradford City fans have been great at getting behind the team throughout this season, so please stay off the pitch, so that the players can say their personal “thank you”.
Coming onto the pitch is, of course, a criminal offence and there will be a significant Police presence at the game. However, we are sure that with the experience of the last few years and the importance of the occasion for all Bradford fans, we can rely upon everyone to staff off the pitch at all times.
Thanks, as always, for your support and co-operation.