Ground guide - The Provident Stadium

Capacity: 27000
Postcode: BD6 1BS

Ground name: Grattan Stadium
Address: Odsal, Bradford, BD6 1BS

Home to: Bradford Bulls
Capacity: 27,491
Record attendance: 102,569 Halifax v Warrington May 5 1954. SL - 24,020 Bradford v Leeds, September 3 1999

Description of the ground: Odsal is a unique rugby league experience in its bowl shape that tends to create a fantastic atmosphere when packed with fans. The Coral Stand is made up of executive boxes that overlook the pitch, which curves up towards the corners of the pitch in the in-goal area. There is a now un-used speedway track going around the outside of the pitch. There is one covered stand with seating, but the rest of the spectator space is terraced and uncovered. Going in and out of the ground is via the tops of the terraced stands. The pitch is relatively short at Bradford, owing to the speedway track.

The Grattan stadium, also know as 'Odsal' is one of the most prestigious grounds in the Super League. The stadium holds the World Record for a crowd at a RL match, with 102,569 people packing in the ground for a challenge cup tie in the 1950's.

There's no segregation at The Grattan, but away fans generally congregate on the terraces behind the sticks. The home fans are situated at either side of the ground, with a corporate facility behind the goal. If you are travelling to an away game, it's recommended you check the weather forecasts, and bring the appropriate gear as the ground is open to the elements.

Directions:

From Motorway (East, West & South):

From the M62, Junction 26, follow the signs for the M606. Take the M606 and come off at Junction 1. Take the second exit left on to A6038 (Rooley Avenue) and follow the road to the first roundabout. At the roundabout turn left and proceed for 50 yards before taking your first left onto Stadium Road. The Stadium is situated at the end of the road.

From Bradford City Centre & Interchange:

Follow the signs for, and join the A641, Manchester Road. After approximately 4 miles from the City Centre take the exit signposted Odsal and continue up the slip road to the roundabout. At the roundabout take the second exit and proceed for 50 yards before taking your first left onto Stadium Road. The Stadium is situated at the end of the road.

Parking: Parking on playing fields of Richard Dunn sports complex on the opposite side of Rooley Ave to the stadium.

Free, unsecure parking on the road at Slaithgate Lane. Exit M606 at junction 2 and turn left, turn immediately right on to Slaithgate Lane. The best place to park on this road is opposite the older industrial units on the right hand side of the road, just before the roundabout of junction 3 of the M606.

Buses: From Bradford Interchange, First Bradford services 508, 614 (eastbound carriageway only) and 624 (westbound carriageway only) pass right outside the stadium. Alternatively, numerous services serve Manchester Road, which is a short walk away from the stadium. Just get off the bus when you’re at the Richard Dunn Sports complex (for those who haven’t seen it, it looks like a big skateboard ramp)

For routes, times and fares, please visit http://www.firstgroup.com/ukbus/yorkhumber/bradford/home/

Trains: Blackpool/Preston/Salford/Manchester Victoria/Halifax route should get off at Bradford Interchange and use bus service to Odsall.

Liverpool/Widnes/Warrington/Manchester Picadilly/Huddersfield route should change at Leeds onto service to either Bradford Interchange or Bradford Forster Square and then bus to Odsal

Pubs: Three brand new bar facilities have been constructed on the middle concourse around the stadium. These will be licensed serving both alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, cold and hot. The Touchdown has also been converted into a public bar, as has the Pavilion Bar located behind the Tetley's Stand.

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London B 36 - 46 Bradford

13/09/2014 | 15:00 | Super League
Venue: The Hive Stadium

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