THERE's been another two losses for Bradford City since we last checked in and the great escape seems to be in the realm of miracles currently.

But, the news that manager Gary Bowyer has signed a two year deal is cause for optimism, with a big summer of rebuilding expected, whether that's in League One or Two.

For the immediate, focus turns to a trip down to the West Country for a tie against fellow relegation candidates Bristol Rovers.

With the Bantams hoping to get a victory and begin a charge towards performing the unthinkable, they're going to need all the support they can get.

If you're visiting Bristol for the game, we've got you covered.

From travel times and routes, to the best boozers – this guide will give you everything you need.

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:


Venue: Memorial Stadium

Capacity: 12,300

Address: Memorial Stadium, Filton Avenue, Horfield, Bristol, BS70BF


Prices: £22 for adults (£18 in standing terrace), £18 for seniors and students (£14 in ST), £10 for juniors, £5 for U11s, £11 for ambulant disabled and £5 for disabled U16s.

Tickets can be bought on the City website or at Valley Parade.

Any tickets that weren’t collected before 4pm on Thursday can be redeemed at the Memorial Stadium on matchday.

Away supporters are mainly situated in part of the standing, open terrace of the East Stand, which runs alongside the pitch.

Around 1,100 fans can be accommodated here, but there is also the option for seats in part of the South Stand (behind one of the goals).

The seats here are covered so offer better protection from the elements.

One source also added that it's difficult to generate much atmosphere in the standing zone, so it's also preferably to use the South Stand for that reason too.

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:


The main concern for the big day is how to get there, how long it will take to get there, and where on earth you’re going to park.


The nearest train station to the Memorial Stadium is Filton Abbey Wood, approximately one and a half miles away from the ground, but Bristol Parkway is the most commonly used option and is over two miles away.

Either way, you're going to want to get to Leeds Railway Station as usual and make your way from there to Bristol Parkway Railway Station.

This journey roughly takes three and a quarter hours, depending on whether the train is direct or not.

From Parkway you can then choose to walk to the stadium, get a three minute train to Filton Abbey Wood and walk from there, or get the 73 bus.

If you're getting the bus, you'll want to take a short walk to the bus station section of the train station.

Then get on the 73 Temple Mead Bus which you'll ride for 21 minutes, before getting off at the 12th stop, on Filton Avenue.

You'll see the ground when you get off and it's just a short walk from the stop.

A single ticket on the bus roughly costs £2.50.

By car:

As always, there are several routes, but the quickest uses the M1 and M5.

This method takes between three hours and 20 minutes and four hours and 10 minutes depending on traffic.

From the centre of Bradford it’s onto the M1 to begin, heading towards London/Wakefield.

Follow this for 86.2 miles (roughly one hour and 26 minutes), before taking the A42 exit towards Birmingham.

Then continue onto the A42 and follow this for 14.1 miles (roughly 14 minutes).

You'll then want to get onto the M42, before merging onto the M5.

After 64.7 miles on here, at junction 16, take the A38 exit to Filton/Thornbury.

At Almondsbury Roundabout, take the first exit onto Gloucester Rd/A38.

You'll then come to three roundabouts in a row where you'll take the second exit on them all.

The next move is to take a slight left onto Muller Road, then turn right onto Filton Avenue.

There you should see the ground.


There is a car park at the Memorial Stadium but it is accessible to permit holders only.

But, with very few exceptions, finding a space within a five to ten-minute walk is relatively easy.

Parking on Muller Road is a popular choice, as is Gloucester Road - although this is often more difficult.

If Muller Road and Gloucester Road are busy then there are many other roads across the other side of Gloucester Road.

To find them, travel past the Wellington Pub along Kellaway Avenue and you'll find another area of roads often used for match day parking.

Fans are reminded that it is a predominately residential area so are asked to ensure that private driveways are not obstructed.

The nearest actual car park is the one for Horfield Common, which is free for two hours, has 50 spaces, and is a 14 minute walk from the ground.

However, you park here at your own risk as it is advertised as being for visitors only.


There's choices galore for this trip, if you don't mind a 15-minute walk in most directions. Here are some of our picks:

The Wellington: Picked out as the most popular option, this one sees a mixture of fans inside and outside enjoy a pre-match beverage. Just a six minute walk from the ground too.

Drapers Arms: The closest of the options, this is a micropub that is listed on the CAMRA Good Beer Guide and boasts a 4.8 star rating from 255 reviews.

The Annexe Inn: Similar to the Drapers in that it is listed on the CAMRA Good Beer Guide, but slightly further away (15 minute walk). There's also a pool hall come pub next door if you fancy it.

The Lazy Dog: A modern gastropub which boasts a 4.5 star rating from 477 reviews. This one is a 12 minute walk from the stadium.

NOTE: One source has mentioned that The Queen Victoria, The Anchor and The Royal Oak should be avoided by away fans.


As part of each guide we will put to you a trivia poser about the side City will face, or their ground.

Q. Which member of England's 1966 World Cup winning side played for Bristol Rovers at one point?

Last time’s answer: Chris Powell.