1985 The Bradford City stadium fire was the worst fire disaster in the history of football. It occurred during a league match in front of record numbers of spectators, on Saturday, 11 May , killing 56 and injuring at least 265.
The Bradford City stadium fire, 11 May 1985, Bradford, West Yorkshire, England. The fire, begun from a stray cigarette or match, engulfed one entire side of the stadium within minutes, and was broadcast on ITV and BBC live as it occurred. 56 died, and at least 265 were injured.