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🚘 Away Day Guide: Blackpool

All you need to know about our trip to the seaside

10 January 2024

Club News

🚘 Away Day Guide: Blackpool

All you need to know about our trip to the seaside

10 January 2024

The Grecians make their first trip to Bloomfield Road since 2016 on Saturday, to take on Blackpool in a 3pm kick-off in EFL Sky Bet League One.

Making the trip? Check out all you need to know ⬇️

Match Tickets

Tickets are on sale in the East Stand, with prices as follows:

  • Adult: £25
  • Senior (65+): £21
  • Young Person (18-21): £21
  • Under-18: £11
  • Under-12: £7
  • Disabled: £25 (relevant concession price applies, carer free)

Tickets will also be available on the day, cash or card from the white booth located next to the away turnstiles. Collections can be made from there too.

How to Buy

Tickets are available via your online ticketing account or in the club shop.

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The Stadium

  • Name: Bloomfield Road
  • Opened: 1899
  • Capacity: 16,616
  • Address: Seasiders Way, Blackpool, FY1 6JJ

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How to get there

By Car

The postcode for Bloomfield Road is FY1 6JJ and is 278 miles from Exeter, taking roughly 4 hours and 45 minutes by car.

The best route for visiting supporters is to follow the M55 to the bottom, take the second exit at the roundabout and head straight down Yeadon Way onto Seasiders Way.

By Train

The nearest train station to the stadium is Blackpool South (one mile), which also passes Blackpool Pleasure Beach en route to the ground. However, trains to this station run hourly from Preston and vice-versa. More frequent trains serve Blackpool North train station, which is some 25 minutes walking distance from the ground.

The train from Exeter St Davids to Blackpool South takes just under six hours and involves two changes, the latest train you can get to make it is the 7.27am which gets you to Blackpool for 1.25pm. It will need an overnight stay unless you want to spend 14 hours coming back!

Click here to plan your journey.

Grecian Travel

Grecian Travel, completely run by the Supporters' Club, and not for profit, will be available for City's trip to Blackpool.

  • The coach will depart from Unit 1 nightclub at 7am for a fare of £44.

Other pick-up points include: Honiton Road park and ride (by Miller and Carter Steakhouse), junction 28 (Cullompton services), junction 27 (Tiverton), junction 25 (Taunton). All other pick-ups by prior arrangement.

Currently Grecian Travel can only be booked directly.

For more information or to book please contact Simon Carnall on email at: simoncarnall77@gmail.com.

Parking

On-site parking is extremely limited at Bloomfield Road so visiting supporters are advised to use the council pay and display car parks over the road from the stadium.

The closest council pay and display car parks are located at:

  • Lonsdale Road Car Park
  • Bloomfield Road Car Park

If you are using a satnav to locate these car parks please use the postcode FY1 6HX.

The main method of payment for parking at both sites is by using the PayByPhone App. There are pay and display machines in the car parks but these are coin only, no change will be given. For the latest information about pricing please click here.

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At the Stadium

Away fans will be seated in the East Stand and will need to enter via turnstiles 18-21 or 22-25 dependent on their ticket. Most of the turnstiles will close 15 minutes after kick-off. 1 turnstile for each part of the stadium stays open until half-time. The late turnstiles are 18 and 22. If you arrive later than that you can go to the emergency gate adjacent to any of the turnstiles. They are staffed throughout the game by stewards who will be able to admit entry to anyone with a valid ticket.

Please be aware you may have to exit via a different route than the way you entered. Fans must adhere to steward instruction for exiting the stadium.

Cashless Stadium

Bloomfield Road is predominantly a cashless stadium. The concourse areas and hospitality lounges, as well as Blackpool FC Hotel and the Corner Flag restaurant are card or app payments only.

Matchday Programme

Supporters can purchase a printed copy of the matchday programme from the Club Shop, or via the online store for £3. Programme sellers will also be placed in and around the ground.

Food and Drink

If you’re after something to eat or drink, Blackpool stock a wide range of refreshments in our concourses including:

Pies: Meat and Potato, Cheese and Onion (V), Steak
Rollover Hot Dogs
Pringles: Original, Salt and Vinegar, Sour Cream and Onion, Texas BBQ
Chocolate Bars

A wide range of Alchoholic and Soft Drinks are also available.

Pubs for Away Fans

Away fans friendly pubs near Bloomfield Road are:

  • The Castle - 28-32 Central Drive, Blackpool, FY1 5PZ
  • The Manchester - 231-233 Promenade, Blackpool, FY1 6AH
  • Bloomfield Brewhouse - 47 Ansdell Road, Blackpool, FY1 6PW
  • The Bridge - 124 Lytham Road, Blackpool, FY1 6DZ
  • The Happy Scots Bar - 9 Rigby Rd, Blackpool FY1 5DF

The Weather

The weather forecast for Saturday is a rather Chilly 7 degrees, so make sure you wrap up warm!

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Total Distance

The postcode for Bloomfield Road is FY1 6JJ and is 278 miles from Exeter, taking roughly 4 hours and 45 minutes by car.


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