City’s trail-blazing season-ticket offer will be toasted in England’s corridors of power on Monday night.

A delegation from the club have been invited to the Houses of Parliament for a special reception to mark their efforts to make football more affordable for fans. Sports minister and Bradford South MP Gerry Sutcliffe will also be there.

The invite has come from Selby MP John Grogan, who said: “It is to recognise Bradford City’s continued contribution to the enjoyment of football through their award-winning cheap season-ticket scheme.”

Joint-chairman Mark Lawn and director of operations David Baldwin will be joined in London by City players Chris Brandon and Joe Colbeck as well as community foundation officer Ian Ormondroyd.

Lawn said: “It’s a real honour for the club and it’s good that people appreciate what we are trying to do up here in Bradford.

“Nobody else is doing offers like this for the fans. This is another instance where we are leading the way.”

Midfielder Brandon added: “I’ve never been to the Houses of Parliament before so I’m looking forward to it. It will be a good experience for everyone.”

The club slashed season-ticket prices for the 2007-08 season after more than 7,000 fans backed our T&A campaign and repeated the cut-price offer for this season.

It is the second time that City’s decision to slash prices has received national recognition. In March, Lawn was in the capital to pick up a prestigious Football League award for best marketing campaign.

During December, fans can buy tickets for the TL Dallas Stand for next season priced £99 for adults and £49.50 for youngsters aged 11 to 16.

Meanwhile, City’s Football in the Community scheme has received a £24,000 boost after being awarded the bronze status by the Football League.

They are one of 11 clubs in League Two to receive the upgrade after a recent assessment from the Football League Trust.

General manager Dave Edmundson said: “We have been extremely impressed with the standard of community work around the country.”