Valley Parade will get its third name change in less than a year.

On the day that City broke through the 10,000 season-ticket barrier, it was announced that Intersonic are stepping down as the stadium sponsors.

Boards bearing the electronics firm's name were being taken down from the stands today. A replacement name sponsor has already been lined up and will be unveiled shortly.

A spokesman for Intersonic, who succeeded Bradford & Bingley in January, said: "We've enjoyed every minute and apart from the excellent profile it's given us, it's concurrently strengthened our relationship with the club.

"We hope that our future plans will allow for both Intersonic and BCFC to advance successfully. We will be working with Bradford City to bring events outside of football to the stadium which will help generate excellent additional revenue for the club."

Joint-chairman Julian Rhodes said: "We would like to thank Intersonic for being the stadium sponsors and, secondly, allowing us to bring in somebody else. We will be working on other projects with them."

City are celebrating hitting five figures with their £138 season-ticket scheme - and Rhodes expects a late rush before the July 31 price deadline.

He added: "We've still got the best part of a week to go and we need to push on now towards the 11,000 or maybe even 12,000 mark."

As expectation builds towards the new campaign, Stuart McCall revved up City's pre-season planning - by taking the players go-karting.

City, who travel to York on Saturday, spent an afternoon whizzing round the track at the Bradford Kart Racing centre in Manchester Road.

"The lads have had a solid month of hard graft and we wanted to give them a little break in return," said McCall. "We had a really good day and it was chance for everyone to get together and have a laugh.

"There was a bit of a competitive edge and we had winners and losers. Let's just say I don't think they've got go-karting in Jamaica!

"Omar Daley was actually doing hand signals to let Donovan Ricketts out because he was that cautious. But we had some good drivers as well, though it was the luck of the draw if you got one of the slower cars."

The bonding session was completed with a slap-up meal for the squad at the Villa Roma restaurant in Thornton.

McCall will take a full squad to KitKat Crescent for City's latest friendly.

He said: "Most people will get 75 minutes under their belt, although it's depending on one or two knocks.

"But I'm not sure what team we'll put out yet. We've got Blackpool on Tuesday behind closed doors and that might be a chance for the full 11 to have a whole game."

York have made seven summer signings after being pipped by Morecambe in last season's Conference play-off semi-finals.

Bradford-born striker Clayton Donaldson, their 26-goal top scorer last term, has joined Hibernian.

But City will not find themselves up against Joe Brown, who had been on trial with the Minstermen.

Brown appeared in one friendly against Leeds but York boss Billy McEwan said: "He's not any better than what we've already got."