CITY have been ranked fourth in the Sport Positive League Two Sustainability Table Matrix - and joint 16th out of the 72 EFL clubs.

For the first time, Sport Positive has systematically collated key environmental sustainability information for every EFL club into a table matrix, ranking sides on their green activity.

The leagues shine a light on activities being undertaken in the realm of environmental sustainability, as well as showing where additional progress could be made going forward, with specific concentration on operational impacts such as water, waste, energy, transport, food, education and policies.

The table awarded the Bantams 10 points out of a possible 24. In the fourth tier, they finished only behind Crewe and Rochdale, who were joint leaders with 12, and Saturday’s opponents Grimsby on 11.

City were recognised for a joint environmental sustainability policy with Bradford City Community Foundation, long-term plans to operate on solar energy at Valley Parade and the club's Woodhouse Grove training base and an increased focus on recycling as well as reducing single-use materials.

Sub-meters have been installed in banqueting rooms and for kitchen gas usage at the stadium, while LED and motion-censored lights have been installed where practical, and bike racks set to be introduced, encouraging active travel to the stadium.

Partnerships with the likes of Green Street and Planet League have been struck over the past 12 months, while an official sustainability partnership with will see further work, including the installation of EV charging points, completed.

City have also struck a deal with First Bus across West Yorkshire to give fans reduced travel prices to Valley Parade on home matchdays.