There seems to be so many fans asking about travel information for tomorrows League Cup Semi Final against Bradford City so I felt it was only right we try to answer most of your questions with help from Police Constable Stuart Bladen of West Midlands Police.
With 4,319 fans officially travelling there will be a big demand for pre-match drinks and I am sorry to say a large majority of that demand will most likely be disappointed.
The Bradford Arms has been allocated to Aston Villa fans for this fixture. They have both Sky Sports and a Pool table (maybe unavailable to enable them to house more fans). For those who are hungry they offer a pie and peas special for £.2.50. It has a capacity of around 150.
The pub is situated just 5 minutes away from the ground on Manningham Lane.
You can visit there own personal website here.
The Fighting Cock
The Fighting Cock have also said they will be an away venue. They have a wide variety of ales on offer and also boast beers such as Austria’s Samichlaus which is rocket fuel at 14 per cent.
To soak up all that alcohol there are sandwiches at around £2.70 to £3.90 and a chilli con carne with white or granary bread at £3.20. Yorkshire pudding with beef and gravy is £3 to £4 and you can get a ploughman’s lunch for £3.95.
This pub can be located on Preston Street.
Another pub which has been mentioned is The Queen which is located next to the train station.
PC Bladen also expressed that fans are able to drink in nearby Leeds but should they be arriving by coach load they should phone the location before hand and gain permission to avoid disappointment.
How to get there?
Leave the M62 at Junction 26 and take the M606 for Bradford. At the end of the motorway, keep to the right hand lane and take the Ring Road East (signposted A6177 City Centre).
From this point the stadium is well signposted through the use of a football image. At the next roundabout turn left continuing along the Ring Road East, passing a McDonalds on your left and then an Asda superstore.
At the next roundabout turn left onto the A650 (signposted City Centre/Keighley). After crossing a further two roundabouts the road becomes three lanes. Keep in one of the two right hand lanes (signposted Keighley/Skipton). Continue straight along this road towards Skipton and eventually you will be able to see the stadium in front of you, over on the left.
At the Kia Car Dealership on your left, turn immediately left into Station Road. At the top of Station Road turn left along Queens Road, then the second left into Midland Road for the away entrance. For the main offices continue along Queens Road and at the traffic lights turn left into Manningham Road. The ground is quarter a mile away on the left.
Parking is very limited around the ground with mostly street parking.
We remind you to make sure no valuables are left on show and to keep colors hid away when you are away from your vehicle.