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VISITING SUPPORTERS

Stadium Address

The Utilita Energy Stadium
Valley Parade 
Bradford
West Yorkshire
BD8 7DY

Built in 1886, the Utilita Energy Stadium was originally the home of Manningham Rugby Football Club.

In 1903, the code was changed from rugby football to association football and the ground became home to Bradford City.

The stadium is an all-seater venue and has a maximum capacity of 24,840.

Away supporters are housed in blocks F and G of The Mamma Mia Stand - next to the electronic scoreboard (south end).

Subject to away ticket demand, the TL Dallas Stand will also be open to travelling supporters.

Five stands make up the Utilita Energy Stadium:

The JCT600 Stand (West)

Commonly known as the Utilita Energy Stadium's main stand, the JCT600 Stand holds 9,004 supporters across its two tiers, while also housing the club's press box, executive boxes and conference, banqueting, directors' and hospitality suites.

The Mamma Mia Stand (East) - Away Supporters

The Mamma Mia Stand - situated on Midland Road - has one tier which houses both home and visiting supporters. It holds a maximum of 4,500 people. 

The Kop (North)

The 'home end' is on the north side of the Utilita Energy Stadium and has a capacity of 7,392 spectators. The Kop is also home to the Bantams Bar, open to supporters on matchdays. 

The TL Dallas Stand (South) - Away Supporters (subject to demand)

The smallest of the ground's five stands is situated at 'the Bradford end' of the Utilita Energy Stadium. It is a two-tiered structure holding 1,644 supporters. 

The Family Stand (North West Corner).

Having first opened in 2000, the Family Stand was launched at the beginning of the 2019/20 campaign and is situated between The Kop and the JCT600 Stand. Its two tiers hold 2,300 spectators. 

 

ENTERTAINMENT 

Pre-Match

Supporters around the vicinity of the Utilita Energy Stadium can be sure to catch popular local entertainer David Nowakowski filming a new episode of 'Nova Meets' prior to the action kicking off, on most matchdays. 

'Nova' is keen to get the views of both home and visiting supporters - on camera - as part of his light-hearted show which is aired via the club's social media channels in the days proceeding the game. 

Half-Time

Various parades, presentations and ceremonies are held during the half-time break of our home fixtures. 

The Shirt Off My Back winning numbers are drawn by one of City's substitutes on the day, while Bradford City Disability Football Club often grace the turf for a short match. 

REFRESHMENTS

Inside the Ground

Kiosks are located in all stands inside the Utilita Energy Stadium, serving a wide range of meals on top of alcoholic, hot and soft drinks and sweet snacks. 

Pubs

There are several pubs and bars located near the ground.

Well-known amongst City supporters is North Parade - a street situated 0.6 miles away from the ground (approximately a 12-minute walk).

There you will find bars and pubs to enjoy refreshments before and after the match.

PLEASE NOTE: The club DOES NOT have a designated pub for travelling supporters. 

Food

Approximately a 15-minute walk from the stadium is club partner and Italian family-run restaurant, Mamma Mia.

The city’s leisure centre, The Broadway, has a Taco Bell, Subway, Burger King and various other eateries and is also around a 15-minute walk away.

Located in the Forster Square shopping park is a Greggs, Costa and McDonald's.

Inside the Utilita Energy Stadium you will find an array of food kiosks, toilets, bookmakers and entertainment services to enjoy before, during and after the game. 

Kiosks are found freely around the ground in the concourses, offering an abundance of refreshments, with toilets in the concourse of each stand full accessible.

PLEASE NOTE: The single kiosk in the TL Dallas Stand - along with the concourse - is located outside and is therefore open to the elements.

In various stands inside the ground, you will find William Hill bookmakers' stands for those who fancy a flutter on the action. 

Stewards can be found in every area of the ground and are more than happy to assist you with any problems. 

Stadium Address

The Utilita Energy Stadium
Valley Parade 
Bradford
West Yorkshire
BD8 7DY

By Car:

From the north east take the A1 southbound to join the A1/M1 link then join the M62 westbound.

From the south take the M1 or A1 northbound to join the M62 westbound.

From the north west / west take the M6 then the M60 towards Manchester.

Join the M62 eastbound from the ring road then exit the M62 from junction 26.

At end of the motorway take the middle or right-hand lane and follow signs for Ring Road East (under the tunnel) onto Rooley Lane (signs for Leeds Bradford Airport).

McDonald's is on your left. Go through the traffic lights at Asda Superstore and turn left at the roundabout onto Wakefield Road, staying in middle lane.

Cross two roundabouts staying in middle lane (following signs to Shipley and Skipton) on to Shipley Airedale Road (A6037) which then becomes Canal Road.

After Tesco and Smyths Toys Superstores (on the left) go through the traffic lights and turn left onto Station Road (A6177) and left again into Queens Road.

Continue up the hill to third set of traffic lights and turn left onto Manningham Lane.

After the Gulf Petrol Station (on your left), take the first left onto Valley Parade for the Utilita Energy Stadium.

By Train:

The nearest railway stations for the stadium are Bradford Forster Square and Bradford Interchange.

Services are operated by Northern Rail. Both stations connect with Leeds station for National Express East Coast, Midland Mainline, and Virgin Trains services.

Plan your route on rail by CLICKING HERE.

By Bus:

First Bradford and Keighley & District Travel operate frequent bus services from Bradford city centre, Bradford Interchange and outlying areas to the Utilita Energy Stadium (buses stop on Manningham Lane or Queens Road).

Plan your route by CLICKING HERE.

The stadium's postcode is BD8 7DY, with on-street parking available around the stadium.

Large stretches of Midland Road and Queens Road are generally used by supporters for matchday parking.

Parking on Midland Road is permitted for disabled blue-badge holders though, if parking in the vicinity of the stadium, be wary of various charges.

Supporters of sides visiting the Utilita Energy Stadium will be updated and advised on how to purchase tickets through their own club's online outlets. 

Should tickets be made available to purchase on the day of the game, these will either be available from the ticket office at the Utilita Energy Stadium, or at the away turnstiles. 

Pre-ordered match tickets can be collected at the ticket office at the Utilita Energy Stadium.

Ticket Office Address:  

The Utilita Energy Stadium
Valley Parade  
Bradford    
West Yorkshire    
BD8 7DY

Ticket Office Opening Hours:

Monday-Friday: 9.00am - 5.00pm

Saturday (non-matchday): 9:00am - 12noon

Saturday (matchday): 9.00am - 3.00pm

Sunday: Closed

Ticket Office Telephone Number:

01274 770012

If you wish to pay on the gate, prices are as follows:

Adults: £25

Depending on away ticket demand for the fixture in question, travelling supporters may not be able to pay on the gate.

Whether supporters can pay on the day will be confirmed prior to the day of the fixture.

Bradford City prides itself on family vaues and making our club and matchday accessible and enjoyable for all - including families. 

If you are unfortunate enough to experience any offence while at the Utilita Energy Stadium, please notify the nearest steward who will be happy to assist. 

Should you feel, following your visit to the Utilita Energy Stadium, that the club could be more family inclusive and welcoming, we are more than committed to listening to feedback. Please contact support@bradfordcityfc.co.uk via e-mail. 

The City Shop is the club’s official retail partner. It sells the Bantams’ home, away and third kits and training wear as well as collectable items and gifts for all ages.

Visiting supporters looking for a memoir, souvenir or piece of memorabilia to remeber their visit to the Utilita Energy Stadium will find everything they desire, here. 

The City Shop is located on Valley Parade, opposite the directors' car park.

Both cash and card payments are accepted with various offers and sales - when applied - advertised across the club's official website and social media channels.

The club’s online merchandise website can be found by CLICKING HERE.

PLEASE NOTE: The City Shop at the Utilita Energy Stadium is currently CLOSED until government COVID-19 legislation allows non-essential retail outlets to re-open. 

The Parader is the Bantams' official matchday programme, packed full of exciting content and exclusive interviews with players and the manager as well as fun games and quizzes for younger Bantams supporters.

Our official matchday publication also contains a wide range of information on the visiting side on the day, spread over the course of four pages!

The Parader is priced at just £3 per copy and is available from official sellers located around the outside of the ground.

Sellers can be found in abundance from 1.30pm (3.00pm kick-off) or 6.30pm (7.45pm kick-off) around the Utilita Energy Stadium. 

3.00PM KICK-OFF:

12.30pm

Hospitality and sponsors arrive. If you have booked hospitality for a fixture, please make your way to the glass doors in the directors’ car park.

1.00pm

Players arrive via the Family Stand entrance. Away team arrives via the players' entrance on Valley Parade (opposite The City Shop). 

1.30pm

Turnstiles open for all supporters.

1.55pm

Players begin their warm-up on the pitch.

3.00pm

Kick-off.

3.45pm

Half-time. Birthday messages and club announcements.

4.00pm

Second half kick-off.

4.45pm

Full-time whistle.

 

7.45PM KICK-OFF:

5.30pm

Hospitality and sponsors arrive. If you have booked hospitality for a fixture, please make your way to the glass doors in the directors’ car park.

5.45pm

Players arrive via the Family Stand entrance. Away team arrives via the players' entrance on Valley Parade (opposite The City Shop). 

6.30pm

Turnstiles open for all supporters.

6.40pm

Players begin their warm-up on the pitch.

7.45pm

Kick-off.

8.30pm

Half-time. Birthday messages and club announcements.

8.45pm

Second half kick-off.

9.30pm

Full-time whistle.

Bradford City is committed to extending football and the facilities at the Utilita Energy Stadium to the widest possible contingency of supporters. 

Our club policies set out our intentions and procedures - to ensure the needs of all supporters are met.

Bradford City welcomes any opportunity to discuss its facilities with disabled spectators in order to improve the facilities it offers.

The voluntary role of disability liaison officer is carried out by Louise Lawrence.

She can be contacted by e-mailing support@bradfordcityfc.co.uk

Louise regularly discusses good practice and issues with the club’s management team.

For the club’s policy for supporters with disabilities, CLICK HERE

RECEPTION:

Phone: 01274 773355

Email: reception@bradfordcityfc.co.uk

TICKET OFFICE:

Phone: 01274 773355

Email: support@bradfordcityfc.co.uk

THE CITY SHOP:

Phone: 01274 734521

SUPPORTER LIAISON OFFICER - SANDRA ORAM:

Phone: 01274 773355

Email: sandraoram@bradfordcityfc.co.uk

DISABILITY LIAISON OFFICER - LOUISE LAWRENCE:

Email: support@bradfordcityfc.co.uk