Date: 25th November 2014 at 9:50am
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It was last week announced that the Premier League and Football League would mark the 30th anniversary of the Bradford fire.

As a mark of respect to the 56 fans (which included two from Lincoln City) that tragically lost their lives when the main stand at Valley Parade caught fire on 10th May 1985 a minutes silence will be observed across all grounds in the Premier League and Football League in April to mark the 30th anniversary of this tragedy.

This will take place on the weekend of 25th and 26th April, which coincides with the date of our last home game of the 2014/15 season.

FA chairman Greg Dyke said: ‘Next May it will be 30 years since the terrible tragedy that cost 56 people their lives when a fire destroyed the main stand at the Bradford City v Lincoln City match at Valley Parade.

‘It is important that football comes together to mark the tragedy and remember those who lost their lives.

‘The Football Association sends its sincere condolences to those families and friends affected by the tragedy.’

The lives lost were not the only impact of this tragedy, it left hundreds more injured and had an impact across the community so it’s only fitting that on this occasion the whole of the football community unites in this support.

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