Business Directory

Browse the Directory

Sign Up to the Directory

FC Business Twitter
FC business Linked in
FC Business facebook
FC Business Youtube

Bradford City FC to hold service to remember victims of the 1985 fire

Tue 11th May 2010 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

On 11 May 1985, 25 years ago, over 11,000 fans packed into Valley Parade to witness Bradford City play Lincoln City and receive the Third Division Championship Trophy at the Bantams final home match of the season.

However it turned out to be the worst day in the football club's 107 year history and one that sent shockwaves around the world as fire engulfed the main stand roughly five minutes before half time.

Tragically, the fire disaster killed 56 supporters on that fateful day and left over 250 injured.

Today we remember those who perished when at 11.00am at Centenary Square in Bradford the annual service of remembrance will be held.

Led by the Lord Mayor's Asst Chaplain Rev Canon Paul Bilton and the Chaplain to Bradford City the Reverend Jimmy Hinton, the service will include prayers and the laying of wreaths at the memorial in the square.

The service will also include one minute's silence to allow those present to reflect on the tragic events of 25 years ago and pay their respects.

Valley Parade will hold its own brief service at 3:00pm in the evening, while the stadium will be open until 5:00pm for supporters to pay their respects and lay wreaths should they wish to do so.


If you have any football business related news stories you’d like to share then please contact us – agourley@fcbusiness.co.uk or ryan@fcbusiness.co.uk

Don’t forget to subscribe to F.C. Business Magazine to keep up to date with the latest comment from the football world. Click here to subscribe

Add to: Google Google | Yahoo Yahoo | Live Live | del.icio.us del.icio | Digg Digg |

Related Articles

Evertonís New Stadium Set To Bring £1bn City Economy Boost

Wed 20th Sep 2017 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

Everton’s proposed new stadium at Bramley Moore Dock will provide a £1bn boost to the local economy according to studies. The latest projections of the economic impact of a major new...

Have Your Say On St George's Park

Tue 12th Sep 2017 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

The Football Association (FA) is looking for your opinion to help improve the offering at St. George’s Park. The FA are committed to improving the offering at their St. George's Park facility...

Clubs called on to install life-saving defibrillators

Fri 25th Aug 2017 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

The FA has joined up with the British Heart Foundation to call on grassroots and amateur football clubs in England to help save more lives from cardiac arrests by installing life-saving...

Movement Strategies Design Of The YAS Arena

Tue 18th Jul 2017 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

Crowd movement consultants, Movement Strategies has supported HOK with the design of the YAS Arena. The Yas Arena will be the first multi-purpose arena in Abu Dhabi and will be the anchor for the east...