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Zone Away Match Travel BLACKPOOL - Saturday 9th March 2019

DoDTS

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BLACKPOOL - SATURDAY 9th March 2019
Bloomfield Road
Capacity: 16,750 (all seated)
Address: Seasiders Way, Blackpool, FY1 6JJ
Telephone: 01253 401953


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

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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Blackpool By Road/Parking

The following is from the footballgroundguide site;
https://www.footballgroundguide.com/leagues/england/league-one/bloomfield-road-blackpool.html#adirections-and-car-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. Location Map.

Post Code for SAT NAV: FY1 6JJ
 

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Blackpool Where to Drink

The following is from the footballgroundguide site;
https://www.footballgroundguide.com/leagues/england/league-one/bloomfield-road-blackpool.html#apubs-for-away-fans

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.

Another good pub is the called the Gavel on Lytham Road, near Blackpool South Station. This former Wetherspoons pub is about a ten minute walk from the ground and serves food too. If you are a fan of Wetherspoons pubs than on the seafront near to the Pleasure Beach is the Velvet Coaster. Opened in 2015 it is the largest Wetherspoons outlet in the country. It is though a good twenty minute walk 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, Bitter and Cider (all £3 pint, or 500ml bottle), plus Wine (Red, White, Rose, 187ml bottle £3).
 

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BLACKPOOL by Train

From the footballgrounsguide site:
https://www.footballgroundguide.com/leagues/england/league-one/bloomfield-road-blackpool.html#aby-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

FROM LONDON
Direct Train from London Euston at 08.53 or 10.36 Arrive Blackpool at 11.56 or 13.20 £24.00 Advance single must be bought in advance

Other trains are dearer and you need to change at Preston

RETURN
Cheapest train 18.20 from Blackpool change at Preston arrive London Euston 21.33
£26.00 Advance Single must be bought in advance

They can be bought on line at the link below or ask at your local station
http://ojp.nationalrail.co.uk/service/timesandfares/London/Blackpool/090319/0900/dep/090319/1715/dep

FROM SOUTHEND

Fares are being shown as £82.00 with advance singles which must be bought in advance

If your Travelling from Southend it’s worth considering the Travelzone coach 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
 

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COACH SERVICES TO BLACKPOOL

We are extremely lucky two have two different independent coach services to away games, Shrimperzone's own service ZONE TRAVEL and one run by the SHRIMPERS TRUST.

Zone Travel have seays available at £30.00 Adult
Tickets can be booked at the following
https://www.zonetravel.co.uk/

Shrimpers Trust have seats available at £30.00 members and £35.00 non-members
Tickets can be booked at the following link:
https://www.shrimperstrust.co.uk/travel.asp?game_id=0
 
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BLACKPOOL TICKET INFORMATION

Details are now on the SUFC Official site as follows:

Tickets for Blues trip to Blackpool on Saturday 9th March are now on sale...
We have been allocated an initial amount of 468 tickets with nine wheelchair and carer tickets also included, we can request more tickets if required.

Prices for the fixture are as follows:

Category Price

Adults £22
Seniors (60+) £18
Under 18's £10
*Under 11' s£0

*Under 11 tickets must be purchased with an adult or senior ticket.

Disabled supporters pay the age relevant category price with a carer ticket which is free of charge, if in receipt of high, medium or enhanced rate of DLA or PIP.

Purchase tickets for the game from the Blues Box Office, Online or by calling 08444 770077.
 
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WHAT’S IT LIKE FOR AWAY FANS

The following is from the footballgroundguide site;
https://www.footballgroundguide.com...kpool.html#awhat-is-it-like-for-visiting-fans

Away fans are housed in the Stan Mortensen (North) Stand, at one end of the ground. Up to 2,500 supporters can be accommodated in this area. For visiting supporters this is an improvement on the East Stand that has been used in previous seasons, as the facilities are generally better and there are no supporting pillars to contend with, meaning that you get a fine view of the action. Food inside ground includes a range of Pies; Meat & Potato, Steak, Cheese & Onion (all £2.50), Sausage Rolls (£2), Cheese Pasties (£2) and Hot Dogs (£3).

Please note that a number of Blackpool Fans are boycotting the Club at this present time, which has resulted in a big drop in matchday attendances. So if you are wondering why the stadium looks quite empty........
 

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Something for the night before and / or after the match in Blackpool here for you - some ticket options include accommodation- http://skiddle.com/e/13287724
Blimey, stayed at the Norbreck Castle when heavily pregnant with my daughter who is now approaching 25!

Unfortunately, Carn Brae, which is where we stayed last time a few years back, is sold out for this night. Shame, as I would have had no problem recommending it.
 
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