Blackpool – Bloomfield Road

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bloomfield roadBloomfield Road, named after the road on which its main entrance used to stand, has been the home of Blackpool F.C. since 1899.

In the early 2000s, the South and West Stands were demolished to make way for new stands.

The West Stand was replaced by the new Sir Stanley Matthews Stand, the ground’s main stand. Delays in the construction of a new South Stand reduced the capacity of the stadium to an all-seated 9,650, a problem that was hastily resolved due to Blackpool’s promotion to the Premier League, and after playing their first two games of the season away from home, the new four-sided Bloomfield Road, with a capacity of 16,700 opened it’s doors for Premier League Football with a 2-2 draw against Fulham on 28th August 2010.

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How to get to Bloomfield Road

The Bloomfield Road Stadium is located at Seasiders Way, Blackpool, Lancashire FY1 6JJ.

By Road:
bloomfield road stadium directionsDrivers travelling to Bloomfield Road from both North and South are advised to follow the M6 as far as junction 32, exiting onto the M55 towards Blackpool. After about 13 miles, pick up the A5230 as far as the first roundabout, taking the 2nd exit onto Yeadon Way. At the second roundabout (about 2 miles), take the 2nd exit onto Parkinson Way.

Having passed through one roundabout, turn right into Waterloo Road, left into Central Drive and left again into Seasiders Way. The ground is situated on the left.


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By Rail:
blackpool train stationThe nearest railway station is Blackpool South, a 10-minute walk from the ground. However, Blackpool North station, about 2 miles from Bloomfield Road is served by more trains. Visiting fans arriving at Blackpool North are advised to take a taxi to the ground or the regular no. 11 bus from the bus station opposite. Click here to check the current train timetables

By Air:
Blackpool International Airport is located within a few minutes of the town centre, with excellent public transport links. Click here to check the current flight times

Taxis
There are several taxi companies in Blackpool that can take you to and from Bloomfield Road. You can always prebook a private hire taxi, or hail a black cab on any highway.

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Where to Park?

blackpool fc parkingThere is limited on-street parking near the ground, but the large, reasonably-priced pay and display car parks near the ground are recommended. Visitors should note that, unlike many, these car parks continue to charge after 6 p.m. and several away fans have picked up parking tickets.

Away Friendly Pubs near Bloomfield Road

pubs near blackpool fc stadiumMany visiting fans have recommended Blackpool town centre for away friendly pubs. Recommended venues include The Auctioneer, near Blackpool South station, serving cheap beer and excellent food, and The Albert and the Lion, a Wetherspoons pub near to the Tower. A little closer to the ground, The Swift Hound pub, in Festival Park offers a great atmosphere, with home and away fans mixing freely.

For families, The Waterloo is recommended. It is comfortable and friendly, with large-screen Sky TV and serves good, reasonably-priced food. There is a working men’s club, known as the No. 1 Bar, adjacent to the away entrance. Away fans are welcome and will be admitted on payment of a small fee.

Hotels near Bloomfield Road

big blue hotel blackpoolThe Best Western Big Blue, Ocean Boulevard, Blackpool FY4 1ND is located within 2 miles of the city centre, near the entrance to Blackpool Pleasure Beach. It has received excellent guest reviews with regard to condition, facilities, service and value for money. hilton blackpoolAll rooms feature televisions with DVD players, complimentary wireless Internet access and tea / coffee making facilities. Free on-site parking is available.

The 4-star Hilton Blackpool, North Promenade, Blackpool FY1 2JQ may appeal to visitors for whom budget is not a consideration. Situated on the North Promenade, just a mile from the town centre, recent renovations have led to this hotel receiving top marks from visitors. All rooms are air-conditioned, while facilities include indoor pool, steam room and sauna.

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What have other Away Fans said about their trip to Bloomfield Road?

away fans blackpoolThe major disappointment previously reported by fans visiting Bloomfield road was the lack of a South Stand. The temporary East Stand offered only the most basic facilities and left supporters exposed to the elements. Thankfully this is no longer a concern, and the leg room is reported as satisfactory and the view of play is generally good.

However, numerous visitors have reported that the East Stand is very cold and blinding sunlight can impede the view. Many away fans have also found the atmosphere within the ground poor, with very little noise from the home fans. On the plus side, visitors have reported the limited facilities to be clean and tidy, with club staff and stewards offering an excellent, helpful welcome.

Your comments about Blackpool – Bloomfield Road


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  1. Kyle

    Great atmousphere from both sets of fans.. geat win for Leicester and you can stand where you want.

    Look forward to going there again hopefully when we’re in the prem!!


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  3. PAUL COOKSON

    I HAVE A PUB JUST OFF THE M6 JUNCTION 28 FRIENDLY TO ANY AWAY FANS GOING TO BLACKPOOL OR PRESTON
    GOOD BEER AND A GOOD CHIPPY NEXT DOOR
    THE ROSE AND CROWN
    59 STANFIELD LANE
    FARINGTON
    LEYLAND LANCS
    PR25 4QA
    01772 465908
    EVERYBODY WELCOME


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  5. Joanne Hindle

    I am a manager at the G Casino, Blackpool. South Promenade Blackpool.
    We welcome away fans and offer a pint & burger & chips for a fiver.
    Free parking for members. All you need is some ID to join.
    OPEN 24 HOURS A DAY.


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  7. Liam hall

    i went to the blackpool v newcastle game this season it finnished 1-1 it is well worth the day out and i really enjoyed it even though our team played poor. the people are very friendly and the place is nice, the ground is very cold with no protection from the wind and the view isnt great but all in all generally a good day out.


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  9. STEVE

    Shocking away end, no side covering the stand portable toilets, refreshment kiosk open to all the elements, and
    despite Birmingham’s recent game there being all ticket many fans missed the start due to queing outside in the
    pouring rain, yet they still charge prices more then some of the premier clubs in that region.


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  11. Gary Parsons

    We drove to the game, we parked directly outside the ground on a pay and display car park. The fee was £7.50, which was worth it, because of the closeness to the stadium. The ground itself was okay, the main problem was that you are totally exposed to the weather. It started chucking it down, really bad! We got totally soaked! We were seated quite near the front, but even further rows back, fans were still getting soaked.

    Just before half time, we grabbed a pie, the pie was just about warm (Hollands pies), there was no alcohol available, which was a pain. The queue was enormous after a while, so go early. The toilet facilities were dreadful! They are mobile toilets and there was urine all over the place, try to avoid if at all possible.

    Getting away from the ground was bad, there is basically just one major road out of the Blackpool towards the M6, so be prepared for a long wait.

    The pub we went to before the game was the Manchester, it was full of Bolton fans and the service was good, they had bouncers on the doors, a couple of coppers came in just to show their faces, I didn’t see any trouble during the course of the day, decent result 2-2. The tickets were £24 for an adult.


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  13. Charlie Kenyon

    Nice ground with a passionate home support but annoying pillars with shambolic toilets


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  15. joseph berry

    hi im joe ive never been bloomfield road but ive been blackpool for a holieday . leicester are playing blackpool on the 21st september im looking to go hope the blackpool fans fill up there ground i like to see a full house .

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