Away Ground Guide 15- Bradford Park Avenue (Saturday 13 February 2016)




Club Name: Bradford Park Avenue
Nickname:   The Avenue
Founded: 1863 as Bradford F.C changed to Bradford Park Avenue in 1907
Ground Name: Horsfall Stadium
Ground Capacity: 3,500 (1800 seated)


Admission Price:            Adults £11
                                          Seniors : £7
                                          Students ( with card) £7
                                           Forces £5
                                          Under 16`s : £2
                                    




The Horsfall Stadium isn`t even a decent athletics facility, in my opinion, so it follows that it is bobbins as a football venue. There is plenty of decent seating available in the stand, but this is situated beyond the running track and needs very superior eye sight indeed on the part of specs, to get value!
Other than the stand you could risk double pneumonia whilst standing around the edge of the track at a cold magnet only bettered by the Bescot ( or whatever it is called today) and Fratton Park in February.

Sustenance!  

There were pies, and stuff, and I saw plenty wandering around munching contentedly on a portion of Chips ,Peas and gravy, which was vouchsafed as ` fine’ by no less a soccer grub gourmet than Fitzy !


 
Fitzy carbo loading !
The thing the catering unit on site does best though is....queues.....they major on queues. It`s not that the food`s that great, that the queues form.....it`s the one person serving that does it! 


 
Queue`s a speciality !

The queues were ginormous again last season, and it was pitiful to see droves of grown men give up in despair and opt for wind whipped hunger rather than continue a pointless wait!     




Directions :

  1.  M60
  2. At junction 18, At the roundabout, take the 3rd exit onto the M62 ramp to Leeds/Halifax/Huddersfield
  3. Merge onto M62
  4. Keep left to continue on M606, follow signs for A 638/A 58
  5. At junction 3, take the A6177 exit to Ring Road(West)
  6. At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit onto Rooley Ave/A6036
  7. Continue to follow A6036
  8. Turn left onto Cemetery Rd



Estimated Journey Time  -  55 Minutes

Post Code for Sat Nav :  BD6 2NG

Nearest Real Ale pubs;

0.4m    Gaping Goose ,  on Slackbottom Road ( honest!)



0.5m    Drop Kick  ,  204 Huddersfield Road.




Coach Travel:

The Fingerpost Flyer  will get you there.........

Leaves Finger 12.15/ Mercian Way 12.30
 


Adults : £12  /  Under 16`s : £8

Phone Lou on 0789 6536757 to book.



Ian Brown



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