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17 June 2015

After weeks of waiting, City's staff and players finally know their first League 1 opponents for the 2015/2016 season - Mark Cooper's Swindon Town at the County Ground.

The match, which will take place on Saturday 8 August 2015, will see City take on last season's defeated Sky Bet League 1 Play-Off finalists after the Robins lost 4-0 to Preston North End at Wembley last month.

Following the Swindon opener and a visit to York City in the Capital One Cup Round 1, Phil Parkinson's men will entertain newly-promoted Shrewsbury Town at the Coral Windows Stadium on Saturday 15 August 2015 for their first home game of the new campaign.  

The Bantams will be back on home soil shortly after the Shrewsbury encounter with Gillingham scheduled to visit Valley Parade just three days later (Tuesday 18 August).

City then round off August with their first Yorkshire derby of the season away at Barnsley (Saturday 22 August) and a home match with Port Vale the Saturday after (29 August).

Should City make the Capital One Cup second round - scheduled for Tuesday 25 August 2015 - they face the prospect of seven games in the first three weeks of the new season. 

September opens up for City with back-to-back away matches against Oldham Athletic (5 September) and Fleetwood Town (12 September). 

After time spent on the road, however, those away games are followed with with two consecutive home fixtures. 

Sheffield United will be the visitors for the Coral Windows Stadium's first Yorkshire derby of the season on Saturday 19 September before Peterborough United are scheduled to arrive in BD8 seven days later (Saturday 26 September).

City will then end the month of September with a long Tuesday night trip to Colchester United (29 September).
October has a very local feel to it for the Bantams for the most part with away matches at Rochdale (3 October) and Doncaster Rovers (17 October) plus home games against Blackpool (10 October), Bury (20 October) and Wigan Athletic (24 October).

The only long distance journey for Parkinson's men in October will come on the very final day of the month - 31 October - with a trip to London to face Millwall.

Following a break for the newly-named Emirates F.A Cup first round, City's next League 1 action will see them host Crewe Alexandra at home (14 November) before visiting Scunthorpe United the Saturday after (21 November).

City end November with a midweek home game against Coventry City (24 November) and an away trip to Walsall four days later (Saturday 28 November). 

After a possible F.A Cup second round tie on 5 December and a home game with Southend United (12 December), the Bantams face four matches in fifteen days over the festive period. 

Chesterfield away (19 December) is followed by a Boxing Day fixture at home to Burton Albion (26 December). City then end their 2015 fixtures with a mouth-watering trip to Sheffield United (28 December).  

The Bantams' first fixture of 2016 is long one - away at Gillingham (2 January 2016) - City's furthest trip of the season for a league fixture. 

City's first home match of the new year sees them welcome Barnsley to Valley Parade the Saturday after (9 January 2015) - providing Parkinson's side don't make it into the Emirates FA Cup third round. 

Further home fixtures in January against Oldham (16 January) and Fleetwood (30 January) are due to come, with an away game at Port Vale (23 January) sandwiched in between.

Noteworthy games in February include trips to Blackpool (27 February) and promotion-contenders Peterborough (13 February). 

The match at Burton Albion (Saturday 6 February 2016) will surely bring back many happy memories for City supporters following the club's League 2 Play-Off semi-final triumph at the Pirelli Stadium back in 2013.

Interestingly, City's only fixture at home at present in the month of February is against Rochdale (20 February).  

March will kick off, however, with a home game against Colchester (Tuesday 1 March) before the short journey across the Pennines to visit Bury (Saturday 5 March).

Games at home to Doncaster (Saturday 12 March) and away at Wigan (Saturday 19 March) will bring City up to the Easter period, which this season will be towards the end of March.

City's two Easter fixtures over the Bank Holiday weekend are scheduled to be Millwall (home) on Saturday 26 March and Crewe (away) on Monday 28 March. 

April will begin for the Bantams with back-to-back Saturday home games against Scunthorpe (2 April) and Swindon (9 April) before away matches at Shrewsbury (Saturday 16 April) and Coventry (Tuesday 19 April).

The Bantams' penultimate home game of the season is against Walsall (Saturday 23 April).

City will finish off their campaign on the road for another year with the long journey to Essex to play Southend (Saturday 30 April).

The club's final fixture of the 2015/2016 campaign will be at home to Chesterfield on Sunday 8 May. 


Number of Tuesday evening home matches: 4

Gillingham (18 August 2015)  
Bury (20 October 2015)
Coventry City (24 November 2015)
Colchester United (1 March 2016) 


Number of Tuesday evening away matches: 2
  
Colchester United (29 September 2015)  
Coventry City (19 April 2016) 


Number of back-to-back away matches: 5 
  
Oldham Athletic (Saturday 5 September 2015)
Fleetwood Town (Saturday 12 September 2015)  

Colchester United (Tuesday 29 September 2015)
Rochdale (Saturday 3 October 2015) 

Sheffield United (Monday 28 December 2015)
Gillingham (Saturday 2 January 2016)

Burton Albion (Saturday 6 February 2016)
Peterborough United (Saturday 13 February 2016) 

Shrewsbury Town (Saturday 16 April 2016)
Coventry City (Tuesday 19 April 2016)  

Number of back-to-back home matches: 5

  
Shrewsbury Town (Saturday 15 August 2015)
Gillingham (Tuesday 18 August 2015)

Sheffield United (Saturday 19 September 2015)
Peterborough United (Saturday 26 September 2015)  

Bury (Tuesday 20 October 2015)
Wigan Athletic (Saturday 24 October 2015) 

Barnsley (Saturday 9 January 2016)
Oldham Athletic (Saturday 16 January 2016) 

Scunthorpe United (Saturday 2 April 2016)
Swindon Town (Saturday 9 April 2016)  

City's busiest month:
 March/April/October (6 fixtures each) - City are also guaranteed at least six matches in August given their Capital One Cup first round tie at York City. 

City's quietest full month: November/December/February (4 fixtures each - although the F.A Cup first round is scheduled for early November and the second round for early December) 

Holiday fixtures

Festive:
Chesterfield - AWAY - Saturday 19 December 2015  
Burton Albion - HOME - Saturday 26 December 2015  
Sheffield United - AWAY - Monday 28 December 2015  
Gillingham - AWAY - Saturday 2 January 2016 

Easter:
Millwall - HOME - Saturday 26 March 2016  
Crewe Alexandra - AWAY - Monday 28 March 2016 

First four:
Sat 8 August - Swindon - AWAY 
Sat 15 August - Shrewsbury - HOME  
Tue 18 August - Gillingham - HOME  
Sat 22 August - Barnsley - AWAY  

Last four:
Tue 19 April - Coventry - AWAY 
Sat 23 April - Walsall - HOME  
Sat 30 April - Southend United - AWAY  
Sun 8 May - Chesterfield - HOME  

City's longest away trips:

Gillingham - Saturday 2 January 2016 
Southend United - Saturday 30 April 2016  
Colchester United - Tuesday 29 September 2015  
Millwall - Saturday 31 October 2015  
Swindon Town - Saturday 8 August 2015 
  

City's local fixtures (selected Yorkshire, Lancashire, Derbyshire, Lincolnshire sides)

Rochdale
HOME - Saturday 20 February 2016 AWAY - Saturday 3 October 2015  

Oldham
HOME - Saturday 16 January 2016 AWAY - Saturday 5 September 2015  

Barnsley
HOME - Saturday 9 January 2016 AWAY - Saturday 22 August 2015 

Bury
HOME - Tuesday 20 October 2015 AWAY - Saturday 5 March 2016

Sheff Utd
HOME - Saturday 19 September 2015 AWAY - Monday 28 December 2015

Doncaster
HOME - Saturday 12 March 2016 AWAY - Saturday 17 October 2015

Wigan Athletic
HOME - Saturday 24 October 2015 AWAY - Saturday 19 March 2016

Chesterfield
HOME - Sunday 8 May 2016 AWAY - Saturday 19 December 2015

Scunthorpe
HOME - Saturday 2 April 2016 AWAY - Saturday 21 November 2015  

Blackpool
HOME - Saturday 10 October 2015 AWAY - Saturday 27 February 2016

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