Exiles on the Road | Bradford City (A)

Newport County wrap up the 2023/24 season with a trip to Valley Parade to take on Bradford City on Saturday afternoon (3pm).

So, for the final time this season, let’s take this show on the road and find out everything you need to know ahead of Saturday’s match. 

Where is Valley Parade? 

Valley Parade/University of Bradford Stadium is located at: 

Valley Parade



Where will County fans be during the game? 

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 Bradford Lifts Stand - next to the electronic scoreboard (south end).

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

How do I get to Valley Parade? 

The following are the easiest ways to get to Bradford City this Saturday: 


We will finish the season with another long journey this weekend. Bradford is around 226 miles from Rodney Parade, with a drive-time of approximately four hours. Of course, traffic and other delays could also impact this, so if you are going to drive, make sure you set off nice and early to make kick-off. 


To get to Bradford away on the train, you will need to head to Bradford Forster Square station, which is the closest to the stadium, or Bradford Interchange, which is a little further away. To get there before kick-off, you will want to take one of three trains: the 08:00 to Birmingham, 08:06 to Manchester, or the 09:07 heading towards London and change at Bristol Parkway. 

Your route will then depend on which train you take. On the 08:00, you would need to change at Birmingham and head towards Leeds, getting off at 09:45 and transferring before 10:03. You would arrive in Leeds at 12:01 and have 11 minutes to get the 12:12 to Bradford Forster Square, arriving at 12:37. 

The 08:06 will take you to Bradford Interchange. First, change from Manchester Piccadilly to Manchester Victoria. Then take the 11:57 to Bradford Interchange and head to the stadium from there. 

Finally, the 09:07 would require you to swap at Bristol Parkway, jumping off at 09:27 and then getting on the 09:44 to Leeds. You can then take the 13:12 from Leeds after arriving at 13:01. 

For ease, we would recommend the first route. This will give you plenty of time to delay with any possible delays or cancellations. 


After a long season of travelling, why not let the Supporters Club deal with the stress this weekend? You can book one of their coaches by heading to their main page: NCAFC Supporter’s Club.

Can I park near the stadium? 

Bradford City’s away supporters guide provides the following information for parking: 

“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.

PLEASE NOTE: An active road closure is in place on Midland Road for every home matchday between Holywell Ash Lane and Thorncliffe Road. If parking in the disabled bays on Midland Road, supporters should enter from the Queens Road side, and not Hamm Strasse. “

How far is the train station to Bradford City? 

The stadium is approximately a 15-minute walk from Bradford Forster Square station. Alternatively, if you walk around 4 minutes, you can take the 622 heading towards Bingley Rail Station from the Cheapside L stop. Valley Parade is five stops away, and the journey will take around five minutes. 

If you arrive at Bradford Interchange, you can also take the 622 in the same direction. Walking form there will take around half-an-hour. 

Where to eat and drink locally

According to Bradford City’s away supporters guide, there is not an officially designated pub for travelling supporters. However, many have been welcoming to away fans in the past, with the Bradford Arms on Manningham Lane being highlighted. 

Bradford recommends fans check out the West Yorkshire Police Twitter page to find information about where away fans can visit ahead of matchday. 

Last time out

We last met Bradford City at Rodney Parade towards the end of September, and it was an afternoon most County fans would rather forget. Bradford’s Andy Cook, returning from injury, was in unforgiving form, and he powered home a header in the 14th minute to give the visitors the lead. 

Things went from bad to worse ten minutes later when Kevin McDonald’s cross was smashed home at the back-post by Rayhaan Tulloch to make it two. A long ball would catch us out three minutes later, with Andy Cook running through to slot home his second of the afternoon. 

Omar Bogle pulled one back in the 35th minute, rounding Harry Lewis and tapping into an open net, but it was nothing more than a consolation, with Andy Cook wrapping up his hat trick in stoppage time to make it 4-1. 

How much are tickets for Bradford City vs Newport County? 

The following are the prices for our clash with Bradford City:

Age Category Pre-Match Matchday
Adult £20 £25
Senior 65+ £18 £20
Young Person 17-23 £18 £20
Youth 12-16 £10 £10
Junior (Under 12) £5 £5

There are NO cash sales on matchday, but supporters can log onto Bradford City’s away ticketing system by scanning the QR which is located on the wall, next to the away end turnstiles on Midland Road.

Secure your tickets by clicking HERE or alternatively come down to the Rodney Parade ticket office to secure your seats.