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TURNSTILE AND ENTRY ARRANGEMENTS FOR GILLINGHAM MATCH

18 August 2015

After the success of Saturday’s operation, the Club has confirmed the same arrangements for tonight’s game versus Gillingham.  


The home crowd reacted brilliantly to requests to get to the stadium early last Saturday and, although it is appreciated that it is sometimes more difficult for supporters to arrive early at an evening game, getting to the stadium as early as possible helps everyone to get in for the kick-off.  Turnstiles will open in every section from 6.30pm.

 

With the majority of spectators having season tickets there will be a danger of fans thinking they can arrive in the last few minutes before kick-off.  With over 18,000 season tickets sold, nothing could be further from the truth and the earlier spectators can arrive at the stadium, the better for all concerned.

 

The other significant change for this year is that the main Ticket Office will not open at all after each home game.  With the North Stand Kop being close to capacity and the North West Corner now back in use for every game, the ticket office will be closed after each home game to avoid adding to congestion in that area as supporters leave the stadium.

 

The Club wishes to remind all home supporters of the standard policy that any home supporters who haven’t got a ticket or pass in their possession before the game must buy a ticket from the main ticket office in the North West corner of the stadium before they approach the turnstiles.

 

For tonight’s home game against Gillingham (kick-off 7.45pm), the following entrances are the easiest way to gain entry to the stadium:

 

For the JCT 600 West Stand

  • Supporters with pre-paid tickets - i.e. season tickets, match tickets or flexi-cards where the seats have been paid for in advance - should make their way to turnstiles W4-W10 or W12-W18.  These turnstiles are all located in the Directors’ car park either side of the glass doors that lead to the banqueting areas.
  • Supporters with a flexi-card who wish to pay cash on the day can enter by turnstiles W3 or W11.
  • Any spectator with no passes or tickets should make their way to the main ticket office in the North West corner of the stadium to make a purchase.

For the North West corner:

  • Supporters with pre-paid tickets - i.e. season tickets, match tickets or flexi-cards where the seats have been paid for in advance - should make their way to turnstiles NW3-NW6.  These turnstiles are located in the North West corner to the left of the main Ticket Office as supporters approach it down the steps from Burlington Street.
  • Supporters with a flexi-card who wish to pay cash on the day can enter by turnstiles NW1-NW2.  These turnstiles are located in the North West corner to the right of the main Ticket Office as supporters approach it down the steps from Burlington Street.
  • Any spectator with no passes or tickets should make their way to the main ticket office in the North West corner of the stadium to make a purchase.

For the North Stand Kop

  • Supporters with pre-paid tickets - i.e. season tickets, match tickets or flexi-cards where the seats have been paid for in advance - should make their way to turnstiles N1 to N4 and N5-N6, all of which are located behind the Kop.
  • Supporters with pre-paid tickets - i.e. season tickets, match tickets or flexi-cards where the seat has been paid for in advance - can also enter both levels of the North Stand Kop through turnstiles N10 - N14 which can be located on Midland Road.
  • Supporters with a flexi-card for the North Stand Kop, who wish to pay cash on the day, can gain access through turnstiles N7-N8 behind the Kop (close to the Bantams Bar entrance).  One turnstile - N9 - which is situated on Midland Road will also be available for flexi-card holders who wish to pay cash on the day to enter both levels of the North Stand Kop.
  • Any spectator with no passes or tickets should make their way to the main ticket office in the North West corner of the stadium to make a purchase.

For the Northern Commercials (East) Stand

  • Supporters with pre-paid tickets - i.e. season tickets, match tickets or flexi-cards where the seats have been paid for in advance - should make their way to two blocks of turnstiles E1 to E5 and E7-E10, all of which are located on Midland Road.
  • Supporters with a flexi-card who wish to pay cash on the day can enter the Northern Commercials Stand by only one turnstile, which is E6.
  • Any spectator with no passes or tickets who wants to sit in Blocks A-E of the stand, should make their way to the main ticket office in the North West corner of the stadium to make a purchase.
  • Supporters who have obtained tickets through the Club’s Community Foundation should enter the stadium via turnstilesE11-E12on Midland Road; these turnstiles will allow access to Blocks F&G of the Northern Commercials Stand. 

Late turnstiles
There will be late turnstiles for each part of the stadium which will remain open until half-time.  There will be two late gates per section with one being for flexi-card holders paying cash on the day and the other for holders of season tickets, match tickets or flexi-cards where the seats have been paid for in advance.

  • For the JCT600 (West) Stand, tickets holders that arrive after kick-off should go to W4, with late flexi-card cash payers using W3.
  • For the North West Corner, tickets holders that arrive after kick-off should go to NW6 and late flexi-card cash payers should use NW1.
  • For the North Stand Kop, ticket holders that arrive after kick-off should go to N1, with late flexi-card cash payers using N8 (both of which are behind the Kop - there is no late turnstile for the Kop on Midland Road).
  • For the Northern Commercials (East) Stand, ticket holders that arrive after kick-off (including Community Stand ticket holders) should use E5 with late flexi-card cash players using E6. 

Road closures

There will be no road closure in place on Midland Road for this game.  However, supporters are asked to note that long-running road-works to the North of the stadium in Queens Road may cause delays.  Please leave yourself some extra time to get parked up and to the stadium.  For any supporters travelling to the game by car, please remember to make sure your vehicle is secure when you leave it and that any valuables are either removed from the car entirely or placed out of sight while your car is parked up for the game.  Don’t give the thieves a chance to spoil your visit to Bradford City FC.

 

Leaving the stadium at full-time

The Club would also like to take this opportunity to repeat its earlier reminder to spectators leaving by the North West corner that the One-in-a-Million School compound is also available as an exit route to Thorncliffe Road leading to Burlington Street and Manningham Lane.  On Saturday, spectators continued to queue at the Burlington Street steps even though there was no-one using the One-in-a-Million School compound.  If spectators use the compound, this will reduce the queues and help them to get away from the stadium more quickly.  Thanks for your help and co-operation with this matter.


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