Founded: 1907 (re-founded in 1984)
Nickname: BPA, The Avenue
Ground: Horsfall Athletic Stadium (3,500)
2015/16 Average Attendance: 364
Position Last Year: 14th
Last Season’s Results: 2-0 (H), 0-0 (A)
Bradford Park Avenue, originally founded in 1907 and reformed in 1987 because of liquidation, finished last season in a comfortable 14th place. The Avenue were promoted at the end of the 2011/2012 season after a series of failed play-off attempts and have been slowly yet steadily rising since their reincarnation in the 80’s. Their rise has not been as emphatic as predicted, chief executive Bob Blackburn promised football league football by 2012 and whilst this is no longer possible, the coming season will be their 5th consecutive in the conference north and they’ll be looking to reach the top half of the table at least during this next campaign.
The Horsfall stadium is not everyone’s favourite ground admittedly, the athletics track and the perpetual cold that seems to grip the ground can detract from the experience. Nevertheless, the ground can play host to a decent atmosphere with a covered, usually unsegregated, main stand the most prominent feature and one which houses the majority of supporters. For supporters, admission will usually cost you £11/£7 with the journey to Yorkshire costing you about 50 minutes of your time. Our away game at the Horsfall stadium was actually BPA’s highest attendance of the season at 553. If County are doing well next season then you can be sure that many more will make the journey east.