Bloomfield Road, Seasiders Way, Blackpool, Lancashire, FY1 6JJ. Capacity: 16,750
Call Palace Box Office 08712 00 00 71.
Call Palace Box Office 08712 00 00 71.
Independent coach travel National Express or call 0990 80 80 80.
From the M6, leave at Junction 32. Continue onto the M55 all the way until you see the ground on the right.
During busy periods (such as rush hour or accident on M6), come off early at J29 (head for the A6 then A583), or J31 (head west towards Preston on the A57 and onto the A5085 past Deepdale joining the A583). The A583 ends at the same point as the M55.
Good hotels There are plenty of hotels along the Fylde coast, particularly in Fairhaven, Lytham St Anne's, Ansdell, Squires Gate where recently hotel brands such as Premier Inn and Travelodge have opened up. If you can't get a hotel in Blackpool head for these towns. There is a direct bus service from these towns which usually run every 5-10 minutes near to Bloomfield road and take: Squires Gate = 5 mins, Fairhaven = 10 mins, St Anne's & Ansdell = 15 mins, Lytham = 20 mins.
Blackpool Transport also run a tram from Starr Gate (Squires Gate) along the seafront to Fleetwood. Fares are fairly cheap, with special fares that include unlimited travel on trams and buses for £4 per person per day. Please contact Cpfcfly for details on pubs and hotels nearby if you're interested.
By Air: BA have reduced their Gatwick flights to three a day and at unreasonable times, more flights to be scrapped on the London-Manchester routes so also better avoided.
For information about facilities within 5 minutes of motorway junctions go to 5 Minutes Away.
There's street parking if you get there early. Or park up in a pay and display car park right by the ground.
Blackpool South is about 10 minutes from the ground, but its trains are not very frequent. Blackpool North station is two miles from Bloomfield Road and cabs are available here.
Trains to and from Blackpool South run every hour from Burnley (listed as Colne) and run via Preston. Train carriages are small and during the peak seasons are often overcrowded. Best to walk the short distance.
Trains to and from Blackpool North run on average from Preston every 15 to 20 minutes. Services to Blackpool North include direct trains to Manchester (Piccadilly, Victoria & airport), Liverpool Lime Street and York which serve Wigan and Bolton.
Train travel will be busier than usual on the Colne to Blackpool South line on the lead up to and after Easter, so better to avoid if possible. Line likely to be closed Easter Sunday and overall train travel restricted. Check www.nationalrail.co.uk when planning travel arrangements for more information.
Check train times and tickets at The Trainline. For more information, call National Rail Enquiries on 08457 48 49 50.
The best bet is grabbing something from numerous eateries in the town centre before the game.
There's no shortage of drinking establishments in the town centre. Check out the Taps, Lytham; The Fairhaven, Fairhaven & Ansdell and The Old Victoria (Old Vic), St Anne's. The last two are former Boddington's pubs, all serve real ale (often local). No alcohol is served in the ground.
The stadium has been upgraded in recent years, compromising of seven different stands and corner-stands, with only the North East corner of the stadium to the right of the away fans filled in.
Facilities are poor, portaloos and only two turnstiles for away fans but have barcode recognition which speeds up the process. Away fans situated in Northern section of the East stand which has supporting pillars causing restricted view, however the pillars are considerably slimmer to those found at Selhurst.
The stand itself provides no acoustic benefits whatsoever. Padded seats are located towards the centre of the stand in the form of 500 seats which cost around £2 extra per ticket. Not really worth it if you're wanting to stand however those unable to stand for the majority of the game are advised to sit in this area and let the standing lot stand in the next block along.
Away allocation is around 2,000 at the moment, with a maximum capacity available being around 4,000, the whole East stand.
Not content with stealing Glad All Over, they have also adapted our chants and reworded them to "We're the Tangerine Army" and "We love you". Tossers.
"Glad All Over!" and "You only copy our songs!"
"Dirty Northern B*stards" and "We pay your benefits."
Preston North End and Burnley
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