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NOTE: This information may be out of date in an ever-changing world.


Blackpool F.C., Bloomfield Road, Seasiders Way, Blackpool, FY1 6JJ


Latics supporters have a choice of seating either in the Stan Mortenson (North) Stand behind the goal or in a new covered temporary stand on the East side. It’s a big improvement over the previous smaller temporary structure, but the main drawback is that it has a number of supporting pillars running across the front giving a restricted view.


The first three rows of seating around the stadium have been covered up in reaction to a pitch invasion which resulted in a league game being abandoned.


Disabled supporters’ facilities:

The Club car park has 4 accessible parking spaces but they are only available for home supporters. A Council car park adjacent to the stadium offers 3 hours’ free parking for blue badge holders is adjacent to the ground. Drop-off facilities are available.


48 spaces for wheelchair users are available at pitch-side in the away section for visiting supporters.

There are two accessible toilets in the North stand and one in the East Stand.


How to get there:


By car:

Leave the M6 at Junction 32. Follow the M55 for about 12 miles into the outskirts of Blackpool where it joins Yeadon Way. Continue straight along this road to Seasiders Way where you see the stadium on the right.

The ground is roughly located about half-way between the Pleasure Beach and the Tower and is about a quarter of a mile inland from the South Shore.


Car parking:

There is a huge pay and display car park across the road from the stadium, which stretches all the way from near the Blackpool South station. It costs £3.50 for three hours and £7.50 for up to 18 hours (some of the pay machines also accept credit/debit cards). The car park nearest to the South Station is more expensive (£5 for three hours), but it easier to get out of and back on the road towards the M55 after the game. NOTE: The pay and display car parks near to the ground still charge after 6pm.


Otherwise street parking but there are restrictions in the immediate vicinity of the stadium.


There are 40 parking spaces available in the St Cuthbert’s Church Car Park in Lytham Road, which is only a five minute walk away from the ground. It is pay-and-display, costing just £1.50 for three hours, £3 for five hours, or £4 for all day. The Church address: 177 Lytham Road, Blackpool, FY1 6EU. Post Code for SAT NAV: FY1 6JJ.


By Train:

NOTE: Boxing Day travel restrictions will be in force.

Trains run directly from both Preston and Blackburn to Blackpool South. Blackpool North is linked directly to Manchester, Liverpool, Leeds and Preston. The closest railway station 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 station is around two miles away. 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 eight minutes. Alight at the Bridge House pub and walk down Lonsdale Road to the stadium.

NOTE: There are no trams and a special bus service is operated on Boxing Day.


Where to drink:

NOTE: Alcohol is not made available to away supporters inside the stadium.


The Old Bridge House pub on Lytham Road is only short walk away (walk down Bloomfield Road towards the sea front and then turn right into Lytham Road and the pub is on the right) and has screens showing Sky Sports.


The Waterloo in Waterloo Road is family friendly except in the games area. Sky TV on large screens and reasonable, inexpensive food.


The Auctioneer (Wetherspoon’s) on Lytham Road, near Blackpool South Station, is about a 10 minute walk to the stadium.


Where to eat:

Food inside ground includes a range of Holland's Pies; Potato & Meat, Steak, Cheese & Onion, Chicken & Ham and Herta Hot Dogs.


A number of food vans can be found in close proximity to the stadium.


Festival Park is a five minute walk from the stadium, and has a number of food outlets. Inside the retail park there is a McDonald's, Frankie & Benny’s and the Swift Hound Flaming Grill.

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Best street parking near the ground is acrually along Central Drive, which has no particular restrictions like resident parking, other than some traffic cones and double yellow lines. If you are there by about 2 pm, there should be enough space. Some of the side streets off Central Drive are possibilities, again no resident parking but be considerate to locals. After the match you can try to join Seasiders Way off Waterloo Road (with Aldi on the corner), or just get on Bloomfield Road or Waterloo Road going east, which eventually join Preston New Road (watch out for active 30 mph speed cameras) and M55.

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