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📝 Match Preview: Blackpool (A)

All you need to know ahead of Saturday's trip to the seaside

12 January 2024

Match Previews

📝 Match Preview: Blackpool (A)

All you need to know ahead of Saturday's trip to the seaside

12 January 2024

Exeter City make their first trip to Bloomfield Road since 2016 on Saturday to take on Blackpool in a 3pm kick-off.

The Grecians will be looking to build on the recent turn of form as they head to take on a Blackpool side that sits ninth place in EFL Sky Bet League One.

It will be another tough test for City, who face a Blackpool side who are the form team in the League at home.

City will be backed by another fantastic turnout on the road with around 400 expected to make the long trip! Thank you for your support!

Gary Caldwell's Thoughts

Speaking ahead of the match, manager Gary Caldwell said: "The belief is coming back and the players are showing their quality - it's all credit to them." 

Hear more from Gary ⬇️

Match Tickets

Tickets for our trip to Blackpool on Saturday, January 13, 3pm kick-off are on sale online and at SJP until 3pm on Friday, January 12.

We have been allocated 600 tickets in 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 Kit

We're back in our grey away kit for this fixture.

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Away Day Guide

Please click here to view our dedicated away day guide and plan your trip the Bloomfield Road.

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.

How to Follow

If you can't join us at SJP, you can follow all the action on iFollow. Watch LIVE for just £10! Click here to grab a pass.

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We will also be proving live coverage on our Twitter and Facebook pages and will have reaction from Gary Caldwell and a player after the match!

Exeter City on social media

Previous Encounter

Exeter City 0 Blackpool 0 | (12/8/23) EFL Sky Bet League One

The Grecians made it four points and two clean sheets from two League One games as they drew 0-0 at home to Blackpool. On an otherwise quiet afternoon for 'keeper Vil Sinisalo, the Finn made two big saves in the second to deny the Tangerines, though it was City who had the best chances to win the game.


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