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Fans to stay away from City's game at Hillsborough

There were queues around the block for tickets for City's final games in League One Credit: ITV News

Bristol City fans have expressed outrage at the price of tickets for the side's first away game back in the Championship.

The board of Bristol City's Supporters Club & Trust have decided to stay away because they think £39 is extortionate.

Nobody’s calling for a boycott, we just think it is a step too far. We think many City fans will vote likewise and choose not to go. Maybe in that way Sheffield Wednesday will get the message that this is unreasonable. After all, it will only cost Reading fans £25 when they go to Hillsborough. Where’s the sense in that?

– Stuart Rogers, Bristol City Supporters Club & Trust

A spokesperson for Bristol City has issued this response

Ticket prices for this fixture are set by the home club and not by Bristol City FC. We will always look to set fair prices for supporters at Ashton Gate as we look to attract as many fans along as possible to support the team.

– BCFC spokesperson

The game will take place at Hillsborough on Saturday 8 August.

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Ashton Gate's 60-year-old Williams Stand demolished today

The final part of the 60-year-old Williams Stand is demolished today. Credit: ITV News

The final part of demolishing the Williams Stand at Ashton Gate stadium in Bristol takes place today.

Taking down the 60-year-old stand is part of the £45 million transformation of the stadium, the home of Bristol City FC and Bristol Rugby.

An 11,000 seater stand will take its place.

The last stand at Ashton Gate is about to go

The Williams Stand is being demolished to make way for the transformation of Ashton Gate Credit: ITV News

The demolition crews are at work again at Ashton Gate stadium in Bristol.

This time they're tearing down the Williams' stand in the next phase of rebuilding Bristol City's football ground.

Taking down the 60-year-old stand is part of the £45 million transformation of the stadium.

Once finished, it will become the largest conference and events venue in the South West.

'Outstanding' Aden Flint extends Bristol City contract

Aden Flint celebrates the second of his three goals during City's League-One-winning performance against Walsall. Credit: David Davies/PA Wire

Aden Flint, Bristol City's Outstanding Player of the Year, has extended his contract, and will be playing for the club until 2019.

The 25-year-old defender was awarded his 'Outstanding' title for his part in the club's double-winning 2014/15 season, in which they won their first title in 60 years.

The team lifts the League One trophy after their 8-2 thrashing of Walsall, in which Aden Flint scored a hat-trick. Credit: David Davies/PA Wire

Flint joined City from Swindon Town for an undisclosed fee in 2013. Manager Steve Cotterill said his game had improved hugely since then, praised his goal-scoring prowess and said he was thrilled to be keeping him around.

“I’m delighted to sign an extension ... I wouldn’t have dreamt of getting a contract extension at the start of last season, but I think it’s been a half-decent season personally for me and obviously a tremendous season for the club as a whole.

“I’m looking forward to testing myself in the Championship now.”

– Aden Flint
Aden Flint joined Bristol City in 2013. Credit: Bristol City

JET leaving City and skipper Elliott offered coach job

JET, Steve Cotterill and the City team celebrate their Johnstone's Paint Trophy victory. Credit: Adam Davy/PA Archive/Press Association Images

Hot on the heels of their double league and cup success, Bristol City are making some big changes.

Star striker Jay Emmanuel-Thomas will leave Ashton Gate this summer after his contract expires. Though considered by many to be the most talented member of the squad, in recent months he has struggled to cement his place in the first team.

Captain Wade Elliott is not having his contract renewed either, but has been offered the job coaching the under-21s.

Jay has never been a minute’s bother for me from the moment I walked in through the door. I love him to bits; he’s a fantastic lad.

“The one thing he needs is regular football. I’ve not been able to offer him that this year and if I couldn’t do that this year then there are no guarantees for next year either ... He’ll get sorted out with a new club for sure and if he gets a deal with one of the clubs I’ve been speaking to then I’d be delighted for him."

"I’ve offered Wadey a coaching job. I’d be delighted if he accepted our offer, to be in charge of the Under-21s. He has to think about that, so that’s a big decision for him ... He would be an excellent addition to my staff, as someone who knows me. He’s got all the credentials to be a good, young coach ... There is no time frame. He will have other offers to carry on playing. I don’t want to finish his career prematurely if he still wants to play."

– Steve Cotterill, Bristol City manager

Also not having his contract renewed is understudy goalkeeper David Richards.

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Fans line streets for City's open top tour

Thousands of fans have turned out to join the celebrations

Thousands of Bristol City fans have been lining the streets today as the team hold an open top bus tour to celebrate their league and cup 'double'. Steve Cotterill's men won the League One title and the Johnstone's Paint Trophy this season.

It's the first victory parade since 2007 - the last time they won promotion to the Championship. And you'll be able to see more on the bus tour on our program tonight.

Two buses are driving through the city Credit: ITV News West Country

Bristol City FC open top bus tour confirmed

Open top bus tour will take place on Bank Holiday Monday Credit: Bristol City FC

Bristol City FC are holding an open top bus tour on Bank Holiday Monday to celebrate this seasons success.

The team are the Sky Bet League One champions and have secured promotion to the Championship after beating Bradford City earlier this month.

Two buses will carry players and staff from Ashton Gate at 12.30pm and head through North Street and Bedminster towards the centre.

After passing through Redcliffe, the bus will park at the Lloyds Amphitheater at around 2pm for a short presentation.

For a full route map click here.

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