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BLACKPOOL - Saturday 8th February 2020

DoDTS

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BLACKPOOL – Saturday 8th February 2020 – 3pm Kick-off
Bloomfield Road
Capacity: 17,338 (all seated)
Address: Seasiders Way, Blackpool, FY1 6JJ
Telephone: 01253 599344



Details for Southend United visit to Blackpool can be found on the following:

Post 2; - Blackpool By Road/Parking

Post 3, - Blackpool Where to Drink

Post 4 - Blackpool By Train

Post 5 - Blackpool By Coach

Post 6 –- Blackpool Ticket information

Post 7 - What’s the Ground like/Reviews

Some details in the following posts are from the excellent footballgroundguide site;
https://www.footballgroundguide.com/leagues/england/league-one/bloomfield-road-blackpool.html

ALL THESE DETAILS OFFERED IN GOOD FAITH PLEASE CHECK CAREFULLY BEFORE BOOKING
IF YOU CAN FIND CHEAPER FARES PLEASE LET US KNOW.


This is your Forum please feel free to post anything relevant to this trip
 
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DoDTS

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Blackpool By Road/Parking

Leave the M6 at Junction 32 and take the M55 to Blackpool. Then at the end of the M55 continue straight onto the A5230 and then Yeadon Way towards Blackpool town centre. The ground which is signposted from here, as the road leads into Seasiders Way, you will reach on the right hand side. A huge pay and display car park is located to the left of Seasiders Way, which stretches all the way from near the Blackpool South station up to the ground. It costs £3.50 for three hours or £6 for up to six hours (some of the pay machines also accept credit/debit cards). Matthew Stimpson informs me; 'Please note that unlike most towns and cities in England the pay and display car parks near to the ground still charge after 6pm. Some visiting fans on my visit assumed that they would be free after 6pm and ended up with a parking ticket'. Otherwise street parking (although there are restrictions in the immediate vicinity around the ground). There is also the option of renting a private driveway in the local area via: YourParkingSpace.co.uk.

Park at St Cuthberts Church

There are 40 parking spaces available in the St Cuthberts Church Car Park in Lytham Road, which is only a five minute walk away from the ground. It is pay-and-display, costing just £3 for three hours, £4 for five hours, or £7 for all day. The Church address: 177 Lytham Road, Blackpool, FY1 6EU.

Post Code for SAT NAV: FY1 6JJ
 

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Blackpool Where to Drink

Popular with away fans is the Old Bridge House pub on Lytham Road. It is only a short walk away (walk down Bloomfield Road towards the seafront and then turn right into Lytham Road and the pub is down on the right). Just a little further along Lytham Road on the corner with the seafront is the Manchester Bar, which welcomes away fans and wearing colours is not a problem. This pub has large screens showing Sky Sports and normally has a DJ playing loud music, who tries his best to entertain the visiting fans. However, the bar prices are quite high by Blackpool standards. Also on Lytham Road (but this going in the direction of the Pleasure Beach) is the Albert Pub which normally has a good mix of home and away fans in attendance. This pub also shows BT and Sky Sports.

Steve Gardner a visiting Gillingham fan informs me; 'A good family pub close to the ground is the Waterloo in Waterloo Road - genuinely family-friendly except in the games area. Clean, comfortable and friendly; Sky TV on large screens and reasonable, inexpensive food'. Whilst Rob Pickett a visiting Oxford United fan recommends 'Only a seven minute walk away from the ground going up Bloomfield Road, is the Bloomfield Brewhouse. It is a civilised place with good beer and reasonable food.' It has real ale available, including some beers that it brews itself in its own microbrewery and has Sky Sports.

Kev Steptoe a visiting Luton Town supporter informs me; 'The Swift Hound pub on Rigby Road near to Bloomfield Road were happy for away supporters to enter. It also does food.' This pub which is part of the Greene King 'Flaming Grill' chain. It is located on a small retail complex that also has a Frankie & Benny's outlet.

If you are a fan of Wetherspoons pubs than on the seafront near to the Pleasure Beach is the Velvet Coaster. When opened in 2015 it was the largest Wetherspoons outlet in the country and it is an impressive place. It is though a good twenty minute walk away from Bloomfield Road.

Otherwise, there are plenty of pubs in Blackpool town centre to choose from. Alcohol is also made available to away supporters inside the stadium in the form of; Lager, Smooth Bitter and Cider (all £3.20 a pint), Bottles of Lager (£3) plus Wine (Red, White, Rose, 187ml bottle £3).
 

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Blackpool by Train

The closest railway station to the ground is Blackpool South and is around a ten minute walk away. However fewer trains stop at this station with most calling at Blackpool North. Blackpool North Railway Station is around two miles away and therefore you may wish to jump in a taxi to the ground.

Mark Gillatt adds; 'For anyone arriving by train at Blackpool North a cheaper alternative than a taxi may be the number 11 bus from the bus station across the road. Buses to Lytham St Annes pass the end of Bloomfield Road and run every 15 minutes. Fans should alight at the Old Bridge House pub (okay for a pint) and walk down Lonsdale Road to the ground'

TRAINS

Cheapest from London

10.36 London Euston (Direct) arrives Blackpool 13.20 - price £30.00 advance single

19.25 Blackpool (change at Preston) arrives London Euston 22.47 - price £31.00 advance single

Other trains available but at dearer prices so check carefully before booking.

Advance singles musts must be bought in advance but can be bought on lone at the following link:


http://ojp.nationalrail.co.uk/service/timesandfares/London/Blackpool/080220/0900/dep/080220/1730/dep

From SOUTHEND


Fares are being shown as £96.00 with advance singles


If your Travelling from Southend it’s worth considering the coach services which would be considerably cheaper and easier


As always all information is given in good faith, but please check out carefully for yourself before booking
 

OldBlueLady

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Am keeping an eye on this for the Fleetwood game at the end of the season, when we've booked to stay for the weekend. Cheapest train prices at the moment are coming in considerably more than this!
 

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BLACKPOOL TICKET INFORMATION

Details are now on the SUFC Official site as follows:

We have been given an allocation of 366 seated tickets for the fixture, these are located in the East Stand.

Prices are as follows:

Price

Adults £19
65+ £17
U22 £17
U17 £9
U12£4
U5 FREE*

*Please note that Under Five tickets are free of charge when purchased with an Adult/Senior ticket.

Disabled Prices don’t change from the above pricing structure but are entitled to a Carer ticket for free.

Wheelchair/Carer tickets will only be available to purchase in person in the Blues Box Office.

Tickets will be on sale until midday on Friday 7th February.

All on the day information will be confirmed closer to the game.
 

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WHAT’S IT LIKE FOR AWAY FANS

Away fans are now housed once again on one side of the 'temporary' East Stand on one side of the pitch, where up to 2,500 supporters can be accommodated. This stand is sometimes shared with home fans for bigger matches, with away fans being housed on the southern side. Although the stand is covered there are a number of supporting pillars running along the front of the stand that could hinder your view. If you find that you are sat towards the middle of the stand, then you will have the 'added comfort' of padded seats, although the Club does charge extra for this privilege. The front four rows of the stand are netted off and unavailable, this is due to the weakened floor which is to be replaced at some point.

Although away fans are housed in this temporary stand the facilities for visiting supporters, food & drink outlets, toilets etc. are housed in the more permanent Armfield Stand, at the south end. Fans access these by walking along the front of the East Stand and through the access tunnel into the back of the Armfield Stand. Food inside ground includes a range of Pies; Meat & Potato, Steak, Cheese & Onion (all £2.60), Sausage Rolls (£2.20) and Hot Dogs (£3), whilst hot drinks cost £2. The entrance to the away section is from Bloomfield Road.
 
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