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🚘 Travel guide: Bradford City (Saturday, November 2)

Travel information for the trip to the Utility Energy Stadium

29 October 2019

Our next away trip will see the Grecians making their way to West Yorkshire to face Bradford City at the Utilita Energy Stadium in a 3pm kick-off on Saturday, November 2.

Here is all you need to know ahead of the match.

STADIUM: Utilita Energy Stadium (25,136) 

The Utilita Energy Stadium (still known locally as Valley Parade) has officially been home to Bradford City since the club was formed in 1903. However, it was previously home to Manningham FC, which became Bradford City when they switched codes from rugby to football, since 1886.

The stadium itself has undergone major transformation since the fire disaster in 1985 which tragically claimed 56 lives. It is now an all seater stadium, and one half of the stadium looks considerably larger than the other. The Kop end is a relatively new two tiered stand which is huge and is joined to the Co-Operative main stand.

City fans have been allocated tickets for the East Stand in Midland Road.

GRECIAN TRAVEL

The coach will depart from Unit 1 nightclub at 6:45am for a fare of £40.

Other pick-up points include: Honiton Road park and ride (by Miller and Carter Steakhouse), junction 28 (Cullompton services). Junction 27 (Tiverton), junction 25 (Taunton.) All other pick-ups by prior arrangement.

The easiest way to buy is online, or on your mobile using the club’s ticketing system. For more information or to book please contact Chris Woolcott on 01392 250250 or John Bishop on 07904036334 or by email at: john.bishop760@btinternet.com (after 6pm). Alternatively, drop into reception at St James Park to book.

ROAD

Follow the M5, M42 and M1 to Rooley Lane/A6177 in Bradford, and then take exit 3 from M606. Continue on the A6177, before following the Manchester Road/A641 and A6181 to Lupton Street.

There are parking restrictions all around the stadium, including permit only areas. There is a paying car park on Midland Road, or Tesco is a short walk away where three hours free parking is permitted.

RAIL

The journey from Exeter St David’s to Bradford Forster Square is scheduled to take a total of five hours and 13 minutes, with one change at Leeds. Fans are advised that there are no trains that will return on that day.

TICKETS

Tickets can be purchased in advance by clicking here. Tickets can also be purchased from the club shop until midday on Friday, November 3. Please note that prices will rise by £5 on matchday for adults. 

Adults: £20
OAP & students: £15
Juniors under-16: £10
Under-11: £5 (when purchased with adult tickets)

Advance Discounts? Yes, however, adult prices increase by £5 on matchdays

Ambulant: Pay age related price and carer free

Wheelchair: Pay age related price and carer free. Please purchase at tickets.ecfc.co.uk, or in the club shop.

Matchday Purchase available? YES

PUBS/FOOD

There are a number of away friendly pubs near the Utilita Energy Stadium, all of which cater to different needs. Please note, however, that some bars require club colours to be covered and some do not allow children.

Recommended venues close to the ground include the Bradford Arms on Manningham Lane, the 'Corn Dolly' on Bolton Road, and the New Beehive on Westgate.

AWAY FANS' GUIDE

Click here to find out all you need to know about visiting the Utilita Energy Stadium.

TOTAL DISTANCE

The distance between St James Park and Bradford City is 287 miles and should take around four hours and 57 minutes.

 

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