Please see the Visiting Supporters’ Guide on Bradford City’s website which gives details of accessibility at Valley Parade.
This includes on the “Inside the Ground” tab a helpful map of the stadium and surrounding roads.
Based on our three previous visits, we would say that due to the stadium’s location on the side of a steep hill, it is a nightmare for both wheelchair users and those with impaired mobility. Our advice would be unless you are confident with getting up and down a very steep hill, don’t go! We don’t often say that but the location is really challenging.
Blue Badge Parking
The details in the guide above we find confusing having no personal experience of sorting this in the past and would recommend contacting the Disability Liaison Officer at Bradford for clarification if you too are unsure. (Contact details below.)
Official Coach Travel
Seats at £30pp available to purchase at https://www.tickettailor.com/events/mkdsa/1119622 Currently showing one wheelchair space available but this could change at any time, so if you want it book it quickly or email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve it, don’t wait until the match tickets are on sale.
Entering the Stadium & Accessible Seating
If the Away Fans are located, as we have been on previous visits, in the TL Dallas Stand then all but the wheelchair users are upstairs with no lift, although there is seating pitch side (where the wheelchair users are located) which we are sure would be made available to anyone unable to cope with the stairs. Apart from not being able to see any of the other away fans and having to cope with the hill outside the ground, the path from the entrance to the wheelchair spaces is very steep with a drainage canal at the bottom where some have got their wheels stuck, be warned. It is recommended that wheelchair users go to the loo before they descend the hill to save going down to come back up. Based on our past experience, we would say wheelchair users are best approaching the stadium from the bottom of the hill but note the guide says from the top. When we approached from the top, we were left to mingle with traffic on a sharp bend, but it did allow us to see the memorial to the victims of the fire there in 1985 which we found very moving.
Match Headset Commentaries
Only radios available, no audio description commentary.
Bradford’s Disability Liaison Officer
To discuss specific needs please contact Marco Townson tel 01274 773355.
If we can be of any further help in respect of visiting Bradford or accessibility issues in general, please do contact us at email@example.com
Happy travels. See you there.
Jo & Jeff
Disability Officers, MKDSA