With today’s game bringing together the sides in 3rd and 5th place in Sky Bet League 1 we expect another great turnout for the game.
Therefore, we would make our usual request for supporters to arrive at the stadium as early as possible for the 3pm kick-off. Usually, more than half the fans arrive after 2.40pm; if people could arrive just those few minutes earlier it will help everyone to be in their seats for the kick-off. Turnstiles will be open in all sections from 1.30pm.
The new ticket scanning system has caused a few delays at the turnstiles at some of the early home games this season. Any build-ups are closely monitored on CCTV but by supporters getting to the stadium before the final 20-minute push, it will help everyone to get into the stadium for the kick-off. Supporters using the North Stand Kop are reminded that turnstiles are also available for both levels of the Kop on Midland Road (N9-N14).
The new entry systems also mean that flexi-cards no longer allow entry to the stadium at the turnstiles and there will be no cash entry for home supporters at any turnstile. In addition, as fans are leaving the Kop after the game, congestion on the ticket office stairway can be reduced if more people exit via the One-in-a-Million compound (the Ticket Office will not open after the final whistle).
All sections of the stadium will be open and the following is the best way to gain access to your seat:
JCT 600 (West) Stand - turnstiles W3-W18 which can be located in the Directors’ car park either side of the glass doors to the banqueting suites that can be accessed from Valley Parade or Burlington Street. The turnstiles will give access to season tickets and match tickets only. The late gate (open until half-time) will be W3 which is the turnstile nearest to Valley Parade. Supporters in wheelchairs can gain access to the JCT 600 West Stand via Gate WD on Valley Parade or via the 1911 Club reception using the lift.
North West Corner - turnstiles NW3-NW6 - which can be located to the left of the main ticket office as you approach it. The turnstiles will give access to season tickets and match tickets only. The late gate (open until half-time) will be NW6. Supporters in wheelchairs can gain access to the North West Corner through the One-in-a-Million school compound and then through Gate NWB.
North Stand Kop - there are two locations to gain entry to the Kop, from Midland Road or behind the Kop. Supporters can gain entry to both levels of the Kop from Midland Road, using turnstiles N9-N14. The turnstiles will give access to season tickets and match tickets only. Turnstiles N1-N8 (4 x near to the Ticket Office and 4 x near to the Bantams Bar entrance) are situated behind the Kop. The turnstiles will give access to season tickets and match tickets only. There will be no late gate for the Kop on Midland Road; N1 behind the Kop will remain open until half-time. Supporters in wheelchairs can gain access to the North Stand Kop through the One-in-a-Million school compound and then through Gate ND. Supporters in wheelchairs cannot gain access to the Kop from Midland Road and are asked to enter the stadium through the One-in-a-Million school compound and then through Gate ND.
Northern Commercials (East) Stand - turnstiles E1-E6 on Midland Road will be open for this stand for this game. The turnstiles will give access to season tickets and match tickets only. The late gate (open until half-time) will be E6. Supporters in wheelchairs can gain access to the Northern Commercials (East) Stand through Gate EA. Any supporters who have obtained tickets for the Community Section are asked to use turnstile E11-E12 which can be located on Midland Road.
Supporters are reminded that in line with legislation and the EFL ground regulations, the entire stadium, including the seating areas, concourses, stairways, turnstiles and toilets, is a no-smoking area. The use of electronic cigarettes in all parts of the stadium is also forbidden.
Supporters are also asked not to bring bags to the stadium. Where this is unavoidable, all bags will need to be searched before entry can be allowed. Items included on the EFL ground regulations that are deemed to be a potential risk, including bottles and aerosols, will not be allowed into the stadium.
In addition, supporters will not be allowed to record or live-stream any of the live match action. The Club has been reminded by the EFL of its obligations to prevent live footage of the game being stored, recorded or transmitted and stewards will take appropriate action if this regulation is contravened.
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. With the number of people coming to the game, thieves may target the area. If you do suffer any crime of this type while attending the game, please report the problem to West Yorkshire Police immediately by calling the non-emergency 101 number. In addition, we would ask anyone parking up for the game to park responsibly and not obstruct access to residential or business premises or to block access ways for emergency vehicles to the stadium or other premises in the area. There will be no road closure in place for this game.
Enjoy the game!