HORSFALL Stadium now entertains an increasing number of visitors and, hopefully, an increasing number of spectators to games.

Avenue are also obliged to facilitate access to all areas whilst we encourage people to take suitable precautions with regards to Covid.

Their long-term aim is to move towards being cashless as a stadium, so they have set up a ticketing agency for events and card-readers for cashless payments.

The Bradford side are aware that cash is still widely used, though it carries two risks, firstly a Covid risk of transfer, which is hopefully mitigated by the use and availability of hand sanitisers and secondly a security risk to employees and volunteers from the risk of theft or attacks. This is why they are very keen for users of the stadium to move towards an increasing use of cards and ticketing.

Hopefully, Avenue can also reduce queuing this way, which helps with social distancing where it helps us to operate efficiently.

As cash is still accepted inside the stadium (where would we be without Trevor and John collecting raffle money?) they are experimenting with continuing to accept cash on the turnstiles for BPA’s next two pre-season friendlies to see if they are managing to encourage more cashless solutions whilst allowing cash on the turnstiles and for food and drink purchases.

Avenue hope that all their regular users will help them to increase cashless usage and they will assess their progress after those games.

For the two PSFs coming up cash, cards and tickets will be accepted at turnstiles but they ask that folk do their best to go cashless, for the security and benefit to all of the members of staff and visitors, and to use hand sanitisers if they use cash.

And in line with that, Altrincham and Scarborough tickets are now on sale at the club.

The fixtures are both home ties: Altrincham, Tue 3 Aug 2021, 7:45PM and Scarborough, Fri 6 Aug 2021, 7:45PM

50+ tickets are available for both fixtures via Avenue's website.