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15 February 2016

Your Supporter Liaison Officer gives you some helpful information for tomorrow night’s game against Blackpool.

How to get to the stadium and public transport information
Bloomfield Road is located in central Blackpool, just south of Blackpool town centre and only a few hundred metres from the Promenade (between the South and Central Pier).

It easily accessible by car - the postcode for the ground is FY1 6HX. Follow the M55 into Blackpool and at the first roundabout at the end of the motorway continue straight on along Yeadon Way, becoming Seasiders Way. This leads directly to the stadium. 
 
The nearest train station is Blackpool South which is about 10-15 minutes walk away from the ground. This station is served by regional trains.

There is a train to Preston at 22:07 for connections.

Blackpool North has a more frequent train service but is a 20 to 30-minute walk (2 miles) from the ground.
 
There are some buses from the town centre (close to North station) which go to the ground. 

Supporters are advised that the transport system isn’t very joined up when it comes to connecting buses & trains: Now that Blackpool is now without a bus station, the bus stops are not helpfully located for visitors to find easily. For more information, please visit www.blackpooltransport.com or www.nationalrail.co.uk.
 

Car Parking including Blue Badge Parking Information
There are a number of large, council owned car parks along Yeadon Way and Seasiders Way. 
 
Bloomfield car park is the large car park located just before reaching the stadium. It has 617 spaces and 25 blue badge spaces. No height restriction.
 
Lonsdale car park is directly opposite the West Stand. It has 172 spaces and 18 blue badge spaces. Height barrier 1.9 m (6ft 3in).
 
Both car parks cost £3.50 for 3 hours and £7.50 for up to 12 hours. (for cars).

Please be aware that charges apply at all times.

There are pay and display machines which take credit/debit cards.

They do not give change.

Blue badge holders must display a clock beside their badge showing their arrival time to qualify for a 3 hour free concession.
 
Seasiders Way car park is just beyond the stadium and closest to the away end. This is also a large coach park which allows Motor Homes so no height restriction. The cost for a car is the same as listed above.
 
Free off street parking can be found in the residential streets to the east side of the ground, off Central Drive.  This area is popular with home fans so early arrival is recommended.
 

Ticketing information for visiting supporters
Bloomfield Road has a capacity of 16,007 seats and Oldham Athletic have been allocated 2,500 tickets. Visiting supporters are accommodated in the Stan Mortensen North Stand.
 
Advanced tickets go off sale tonight at 5pm, but supporters will be able to pay on the night, cash only, from the kiosk next to the away turnstiles an hour and a half before kick-off.
 
Prices are as follows:
 
North Stand
Adults: £25
Over 60: £20
Under 19: £12
Under 8: Free
Disabled*: £25
 
*Carer: Free
 
To book your tickets, either visit the SportsDirect.com Park ticket office or book via our eticket website.

For more information, please contact ticket office manager Will Peters via email or 0161 785 5150.
 

Away friendly pre-match venues

There are a number of places to go pre-match.
  • The Old Bridge House pub on Lytham Road is popular with away fans. It is only short walk away (walk down Bloomfield Road towards the sea front and then turn right into Lytham Road and the pub is down on the right) and has screens showing Sky Sports.
  • The Auctioneer Wetherspoons pub can be found on Lytham Road, near Blackpool South Station. It’s about 10 minutes walk to the ground and serves cheap beer and good food.
  • The Bloomfield pub on Bloomfield Road (walk away from the sea) has been recently refurbished and is now the Bloomfield Brewhouse, the place to go for real ale. Food also served until 9pm.
  • The Number One Club is the closest bar to the ground, diagonally opposite the Jimmy Armfield statue on Bloomfield Road. Away fans are welcome in this working men’s club which is very popular with home fans on match days and regularly hosts Blackpool Supporters Trust meetings.
  • A good family pub close to the ground is the Waterloo in Waterloo Road, it is family friendly except in the games area. It has Sky TV on large screens and reasonable, inexpensive food. 
  • There is a decent chippy, the Jolly Haddock, on Central Drive, just around the corner from Bloomfield Road.
  • The site of the old Blackpool Borough rugby league ground and greyhound track on Rigby Road (behind the away end) now has a Frankie and Benny’s and the Swift Hound pub. 
 
Cash machine
There aren’t any free cash machines particularly close to the stadium.  There is one at Tesco Express on Lytham Road, just over 10 minutes walk away. Walk down Bloomfield Road towards the sea and turn left onto Lytham Road. It is on the right hand side of the road. There are a few pubs along this route too.
 

Concourse Catering
There is a range of food served inside the ground:
 
Alcohol:
Bitter, pint: £3.00
Bitter, half pint: £1.70
Lager, pint: 3.00
Lager, half pint: £1.70
Lager, bottle 500ml: £3.00
Cider, bottle 500ml: £3.00
Cider, pint: £3.00
Cider, half pint: £1.70
Wine, 187ml red/white/rose: £3.00
 
Non alcoholic drinks:
Coke/Diet coke/Fanta: £1.80
Lucozade Sports/Energy: £1.80
Ribena: £1.80
Bottled water: £1.50
 
Hot Drinks:
Coffee/Hot Chocolate/Tea/Bovril: £2.00
 
Hot Food:
Potato & Meat Pie/Steak Pie/Cheese & Onion Pie: £2.50
Sausage Roll/Cheese Pasty: £2.00
Hot Dog: £3.00
 
Snacks:
Crisps: £1.00
Chocolate Bars Duo: £1.20
Chocolate Pouches: £2.60


Match Programme
Blackpool Football Club’s official matchday programme is available from in and around Bloomfield Road every home game. Designed by O Publishing, it’s priced at £3 and is full of interviews with past and present Blackpool personalities. Alongside the usual stats and club news, quirky features and quizzes with players can also be found inside. The programme can also be purchased online. 


Club Shop
The Blackpool FC Club Shop is located within the stadium - next to the ticket office - on Seasiders Way. The shop sells a wide variety of official BFC products and caters for the vast majority of tastes, with merchandise ranging from replica kits to weird and wonderful lines such as dog leads. The club shop is open from 9-am until kick-off on match-days. Contact Telephone Number - 01253 685025.

There is also an online store: http://shop.blackpoolfc.co.uk/

 
Concourse Betting 
There is a betting stand in the away end.


Staying for longer 
Visitblackpool.com – Blackpool tourist information.


Baby Changing Facilities
No information found
 

Badge collectors
A large number of interesting badges are for sale from a stand on the corner of Bloomfield Road and Back Henry Street (SW corner of the ground).
 


 

Contact details for the opposing SLO/match-day incident number
Blackpool FC’S Supporter Liaison Officer: Mark Ridgway, mark.ridgway@blackpoolfc.co.uk
 
Please click here to view Blackpool’s First Time Visitor’s guide.
 
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact myself or the SLO at Blackpool directly.
 
Safe journey and enjoy the game!
Jenny – Oldham Athletic AFC SLO
0161 785 5152

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