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MATCHDAY GUIDE: CITY v PORT VALE

22 October 2019

City go in search of their fourth consecutive victory when hosting Port Vale - this evening. 

We have compiled a handy Matchday Guide - packed full of helpful information ahead of the Sky Bet League Two encounter.

Firstly, we would like to extend a warm welcome to tonight's Big Match Sponsor, TL Dallas, and Man of the Match Sponsor, Bradford City Disability Football Club!

PYROTECHNICS & BEHAVIOUR

The club would like to remind supporters the possession or use of pyrotechnics inside a football ground is strictly prohibited.

Those found to be carrying or using pyrotechnics will face a long-term ban.

We would like to remind supporters it is a criminal offence to enter the pitch at any time.

Anyone who does so without permission can expect to face prosecution.

TICKETS

Tickets are still on sale for this afternoon's clash. 

The ticket office at the Utilita Energy Stadium will be open from 9.00am right up until kick-off for supporters wishing to purchase a ticket. 

Admission Prices:

Adults: £25

Concessions: £15

Under-16s: £10

Under-11s: £5

For more information on any of the above, please call 01274 770012 to speak with a member of our ticketing team.

Key information on Flexi Cards can be found HERE

TURNSTILES

Turnstiles will be open from 6.15pm, this evening. 

KIOSK CLOSURES

Kiosk's North 8 and West 4, in the Family Stand, will be closed for tonight's encounter. 

CAR PARKING 

New traffic regulations - enforced by the City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council’s Planning Transportation & Highways department - are now in place around the Utilita Energy Stadium. 

Only blue badge holders are permitted to park on Midland Road, within the road closure, on a matchday. 

Additional disabled car-parking spaces are now available near the One In A Million free school - on Burlington Street - and on Valley Parade. 

WIN WITH 'SHIRT OFF MY BACK'

Our popular matchday competition will be back in place for today's game, giving supporters the opportunity to walk away with a top prize of either the man of the match-worn shirt or £100 in cash!

Not only will you win this unique prize (second prize £100 in cash) but you will also meet the man of the match after the game who will sign the shirt and present it to you.

Tickets for this competition can be bought for just £1 from sellers located inside and around the outside of the ground. The winner will be announced at half-time.

OUR OPPONENTS

Port Vale have endured a mixed start to the 2019/20 campaign and currently sit 16th in Sky Bet League Two. 

The Valiants finished eight points from safety - last season - in 20th place and drew 1-1 at home to Stevenage, on Saturday. 

THE PARADER

Be sure to grab a copy of Issue Nine of The Parader this afternoon, on sale for just £3 around the Utilita Energy Stadium. 

The front cover of the Bantams' official matchday programme features the latest in a collection of illustrations by Bradford artist and City fan Rob Dunn. 

Anthony O'Connor - who also features in 'The Big Interview' - is this week's cover star. 

The defender discusses City's start to the season and how manager Gary Bowyer has helped changed the atmosphere at the club after a disappointing 2018/19 campaign.

'Junior Bantams Reporter' James Crickmore returns for his third outing - with a report on the Bantams' 2-1 triumph over Crawley Town - on Saturday. 

Other features include 'From The Top' with interim chief executive Julian Rhodes, 'From The Dugout' with manager Gary Bowyer and various 'In The News' columns. 

Meanwhile, there are returning contributions from Aaron Bower, Jason McKeown, Mick Lamb, John Dewhirst, David Markham and John Watmough. 

THE CITY SHOP

The City Shop will be open from 9.00am until 5.00pm today to allow supporters another opportunity to get their hands on the Bantams’ 2019/20 home, away and third kits.

The strips will be on sale along with City’s all-new training range, gifts and other official club merchandise.

WEATHER 

Supporters should be in for a dry evening for today's game, with temperatures set to remain at around 9°C.


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