Away Ground Guide- Bradford Park Avenue ( Saturday 22 April 2017)






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
Over 60s £7
Students (on production of NUS card) £7
Adult Disabled (Carer Free) £7
Armed Forces personnel (on production of warrant card) £5
Under 18s £2
Under 18 Disabled (Carer Free) £2


This match is now an `all ticket' affair, details can be found on COWS via this link...

http://www.stockportcounty.com/news/article/2016-17/bradford-park-avenue-all-ticket-in-advance-only-3660205.aspx 
                                     

The Horsfall Stadium is a frustrating place at which to watch football. 
There's a big stand that is more than adequate for Division 6, and plenty of room around the perimeter to stand and watch if that is your bag of beans, but because the stadium is an athletics facility, the stand is a fair distance from where things are happening on the field of play. So bring some binoculars with you!
Normally , in addition , the weather is foul, and you  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.Yes....the venue  attracts the iciest of winds as well as any Arctic plain does, so
visitors are always well advised to go for as many layers as can reasonably be
accommodated under the heaviest of top coats......and add one!( Do not be fooled by the current heatwave!)

Imagine, if you would, the affect that said icy blasts have on the average
man/woman…..then take on board ,for a moment….that the bogs were locked on arrival last season. 




OK…..there was a loo in the bar
,which was better than no loo at all, but as the bar was perpetually crowded,
treks loo-ward were something of a trial!




The stewards proved a trial too, but I will not bore you with reasons why.



Sustenance!

Again…I have criticised the catering at this spot, and with some justification,
but last year( possibly to reduce the queues waiting for nosh) the Yorkshire
club had extended the eatery.



 In so doing they had done away with the toilet facility that had previously been sited in close proximity to the food ( see
trauma report above), but I suppose we had to be grateful for the smallest of
mercies , as the eatery was now adequately staffed and, although the chips
had a doubtful brownness about them, the food was generally well received
as far as I could make out. My hot dog was OK( ish)





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.........


Picks up: Finger 12.00/ Mercian Way 12.15 
Adults £12/ u16 £8



Phone Lou on 0789 6536757 to book.



Ian Brown


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