Blackpool: Club Profile
After reaching the heights of the Premier League in 2010, Blackpool had a rude awakening to find themselves starting the 2016-7 campaign in League Two. With us. The Tangerines, however, bounced back up straight away. At least as far as League One to begin with…
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Away Supporters' Stand:
Facilities for Disabled Fans:
Bloomfield Road provides a number of facilities and services to supporters with disabilities. Away supporters with a visual impairment can benefit from an audio description match commentary; two headsets available from the ticket office. Assistance dogs are also permitted.
The away stand has 25 pitch-side wheelchair spaces, complete with an accompanying space for personal assistants. And for fans with an ambulant disability, there are easy access steps in the away section too.
For more details, Blackpool's disability liaison officer is Chris Beveridge – 0871 622 1953 or firstname.lastname@example.org
A pub that proves popular with travelling supporters is the Old Bridge House on Lytham Road. It's not too far from the ground - a short walk down Bloomfield Road towards the seafront, with Lytham Road on the right. It's one of a few places you'll find on that particular road.
Travel Information – Distance: 218 miles
On a good run, you can hope to complete the trip from Stevenage to Blackpool in under four hours by car. And it's not a route that's going to prove too complicated either; a significant proportion will be spent on motorways.
From Stevenage, take your preferred path across to the M1 and head north. Join the M6 and continue on your route northbound. This will be the longest stretch of the trip by far - Junction 32 of the M6 is what you're aiming for.
At Junction 32, exit onto the M55 towards Blackpool for five miles. The M55 turns into the A5230, with a roundabout soon after. Here, take the second exit onto Yeadon Way for a couple of miles. This road takes you up the left hand side of Blackpool South railway station.
At this point, continue straight over the roundabout onto Seasiders Way. Keep going onto the next intersection at the corner of the stadium. Go straight on and you have arrived.
According to Blackpool Football Club, the car park that runs alongside the West Stand - the one that our car route takes you to - is available to use. It'll cost you £3.50 for up to three hours or £7.50 for longer.
If this is full, however, there are at least four other Pay and Display car parks within short walking distance of the stadium; two to the north and two to the south.
Station: BLACKPOOL SOUTH
Services to: PRESTON, MANCHESTER PICCADILLY (for LEEDS)
The good news is that Blackpool South is a short walk from Bloomfield Road stadium. The bad news is that it will mean an early start for those wishing to travel by train due to the changes involved.
It would seem that the quickest journey time comes in at just under five hours and involves changes at Leeds for Manchester Piccadilly and Manchester Piccadilly for Preston.
Blackpool North is another option and saves a little bit of time, but the station is located across the other side of the town.