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Bristol City

Seeing a game at Bristol City FC is like arriving at the intersection of small-town, community football and the modern age—all in a very cool town.

LOCATION: Bristol, just under two hours southwest of London’s Paddington station

CONTACT:, 0117 963 0600, #BristolCity



Sometimes, you sit down to research the history of a football club, and you just don’t find a lot. That’s the case with City, which was formed in the 1890s. They’ve spent a total of nine years in the top flight, made and lost the 1909 FA Cup final, and won the League Trophy a few times. Since 1980, they have been mostly in tiers 2 and 3 of the…


Bristol Rovers are the main rival, but they haven’t been in the same league since 2001. The two have only met four times since then, all in minor trophy competitions. Lately the bigger rivalry has been with Cardiff City, who are now in the Championship as well. This is called the Severnside derby, for the river that both cities are on. With…

Women's Team

Bristol City Women, aka the Robins, play in the Women’s Championship, the second tier, with home games at Twerton park in Bath. Check the club’s website for…


The teams come out to “One for the Bristol City,” which continues: Two for the boys in red, Three for the fans down Ashton Gate. We’ll follow till we’re dead, me boy, Follow till we’re dead! It’s not very good, but they also don’t play it for very


Ashton Gate—nice that it doesn’t have a sponsorship name—is a beautiful and modern stadium that holds 27,000 people and still feels like an old ground. They have been there since 1904, but the oldest current stand dates to 1970. The main stand, the Lansdown, opened in 2016 and has solar panels on the roof. It was part of a massive redevelopment…

Going to a Game at Bristol City FC

GETTING THERE: It’s a 45-minute walk from the main Temple Meads station, although a nice one along the River Avon. You can cut that walk in half by taking a train to Parson Street, or you can walk from Temple Meads Station to Redcliff Hill and take Bus 24. A cab will be around £10. PUBS: Along Ashton Road near the stadium, look for The Coopers…

Bristol City Tickets

The last prices we saw for adult tickets were £21 to £36, and nothing sold out.

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