With a large crowd expected for Sunday’s Sky Bet League 1 home game versus Sheffield United, Bradford City have today (Wednesday) announced that road closures around the Coral Windows Stadium will be in place for the fixture.
Given that the game is scheduled to kick off at 12 noon, the road closures will be in place from 10:00am until around 3:00pm.
Midland Road will be closed from its junction with Thorncliffe Road right through to its junction with Cornwall Road.
The lower section of Holywell Ash Lane will also be closed from its junction with Lupton Street. Access to the disabled parking spaces in front of Rear Rock Terrace will still be allowed from the Thorncliffe Road closure point.
Any spectators wishing to park on the car park off Midland Road (an area not operated by Bradford City FC) are asked to access that area from the direction of Hamm Strasse.
The Club would also like to take this opportunity to remind people travelling to the stadium by car to make sure that their car is left secure and that no valuables are on view.
West Yorkshire Police have done a lot of work in recent seasons to reduce car crime in the area during first team matches, but thieves will be aware of the expected high attendance and may target the area.
Supporters are therefore asked to please help themselves and back-up the work of the Police by securing their car and removing or hiding any valuables.
The Club would also make an early appeal for supporters to arrive as early as possible at the stadium.
Sunday is a huge day for sport in Bradford, and supporters are reminded that the sixth annual Sky Bike Ride is taking place in the city centre.
Although roads around the Coral Windows Stadium are not affected directly, the family-friendly cycling event will result in many roads in the city centre being closed to traffic. In addition, the major road works in Queen’s Road are still underway.
Bradford City FC has spoken to the main contractors and they have agreed to keep any disruption to a minimum on Sunday, but supporters need to be aware that the sooner they can arrive in the area, the smoother their journey is likely to be.
The Club would like to thank supporters in advance for their extra efforts in making sure that they are inside the stadium in time for the 12 noon kick-off.