|What's The Horsfall Stadium Like?|
|Horsfall Stadium is
primarily a council owned athletics facility
which is also used for football. It is dominated by
one large seated stand on one side. This Main Stand
which has 1,800 seats, is mostly covered, but does
have some portions of open seating to either side.
It has a number of supporting pillars running across
the front of it. which may impede your view, if
there is a large crowd in attendance. On interesting
fact is that the seats in the Main Stand came from
Lord's Cricket Ground. Otherwise the rest of the
stadium is primarily open with just a small
flat standing area around the perimeter. The only
other features of note is that on the side opposite
the Main Stand there is a brick built structure that
resembles a house, which I think is used by the P.A.
announcer and the Press. Also the one end is
overlooked by a number of houses that are set into
the hill side above. As the stadium has an athletics
track then fans are set well back from the action.
Special thanks to Geoff
Jackson for supplying the above photo.
|Where To Drink?|
a bar at the stadium itself, which welcomes away
fans. Inside this club house bar you will find on
display a fantastic model of the old Park Avenue
ground. You can see some photos of it on John
Rhodes Google Album.
Hache adds; 'There are three pubs within five
minutes walk of the stadium. On Huddersfield Road
there are two pubs. One is called the 'Drop Kick'
(more rugby oriented ) and then the 'British
Queen' pub which shows Sky Sports. On Halifax Road
there is the Northern pub which also has Sky
|How To Get There And Where To Park|
the M62 at Junction 26 and take the M606 towards
Bradford. Just before the end of the M606 take the
left hand slip road signposted Ring Road West A6177.
At the top of the slip road you will reach a
roundabout at which you take the second exit towards
Halifax (A6036). You will pass Odsal Stadium on your
left and at the next roundabout take the 3rd exit
continuing on the A6036 towards Halifax. Horsfall
Stadium is signposted from this roundabout. After one
mile and immediately before the Childrens Nursery,
turn a sharp left into Cemetery Road. The stadium
entrance is down on the left. There is a car park at
the stadium which is free, otherwise there is street
parking available along Cemetery Road.
Map showing the location of Horsfall Stadium (at the bottom of this page).
Thanks to Ben Robinson for providing the photo above.
There are two railway stations in
Bradford. Bradford Forster Square and Bradford
Interchange. Forster Square is served by trains from
and Leeds, whilst the Interchange is served by trains from
Rochdale, York and also Leeds. Both these stations
are around three miles away from Horsfall Stadium,
which is really too far to walk. Outside Interchange
station there is a taxi rank and housed above the
station is the bus station.
Remember if travelling by train then you can normally save on the cost of fares by booking in advance. Visit the thetrainline website to see how much you can save.
|Map showing the location of the Horsfall Stadium in Bradford|
|If anything is incorrect or you have
something to add, please e-mail me firstname.lastname@example.org
and I'll update the guide.
* Originally opened as a running track in 1931 it was upgraded for football in 1994.