The Club would like to make supporters aware of the statement below issued today (Thursday 20 July 2017) by FC Halifax Town.
It’s been reluctantly decided that the friendly game between FC Halifax Town and Bradford City AFC on Saturday 29 July, will now be played behind ‘closed doors’. There’ll be no public entry to this fixture.
This difficult decision has been taken following advice from West Yorkshire Police. Due to a number of recent unfortunate high profile events, the demands on the force both locally and nationally are unprecedented.
We’re all immensely disappointed with this outcome, but must respect and be considerate of the current pressures placed on our County’s Police force - with the requirement of manpower to oversee the crowd within the ground and within the wider Calderdale and Bradford areas.
City supporters will still be able to keep up to date on the fixture via our social media channels, while a match report, match images and post-match reaction will be available here on the official website.
Subscribers of iFollow will also be able to see match highlights from the pre-season fixture at the MBi Shay Stadium.