Blackpool Away Travel Info
By Pam Wilkins

Blackpool Away Travel Information

 

On Tuesday 27th September Pompey supporters make another long trip North, this time to Blackpool’s Bloomfield Road ground, Seasiders Way, Blackpool, Lancashire. FY1 6JJ.

The Tangerine’s ground has a capacity of just under 17,000 and Pompey supporters will be in the Stan Mortensen North Stand at one end of the pitch.

 

How to get there?

 

By Car

Leave the M6 at junction 32 and follow the M55 towards Blackpool. After approximately 12 miles the M55 joins Yeadon Way which leads directly to Seasiders Way and Bloomfield Road Stadium.  

 

Parking

There is a large pay and display car park just across the road from the ground, which charges £3.50 for up to 3 hours or £7.50 for up to 12 hours. Please note that the pay and display car parks near the ground still charge after 6pm, so don’t get caught out and end up with a parking ticket. There are also some restrictions on street parking near the ground.

 

By Train

The nearest station is Blackpool South, which is about ten minutes walk from the ground.

The journey from Portsmouth will take around six and a half hours. Trains run from London Euston with a change at Preston. There is a reduced escalator service at Euston due to refurbishment which can cause delays. It will not be possible to get back to either London or Portsmouth after the match, so not really a possibility to use the train unless you are planning to stay up in Blackpool for the night.

 

Where to eat and drink

As part of their ongoing ethical dispute with the owners over what they regard as very poor custodianship of their club and dreadful treatment of supporters in recent seasons, many Blackpool supporters have not renewed their season tickets and are not attending home games. As part of this ‘Not A Penny More’ boycott, while Blackpool Supporters’ Trust respect that as visiting supporters we want to come and support our team, they are asking that we support them by buying our food and drink from local pubs and chippies outside the ground and do not buy any food, drinks or programmes inside the ground.

About five minutes walk from the ground is the Festival Park, FY1 5EP,  which has a number of food outlets including McDonalds, Frankie and Bennies and the Swift Hound Flaming Grill.

Popular with other away fans is The Old Bridge House, 124 Lytham Road, Blackpool FY1 6DZ.

A family pub showing live sport and serving bar snacks.  At 233 Promenade, FY1 6AH, between the South and Central piers is The Manchester Bar, which serves food and has large screens showing sport.

Near Blackpool South station, at 237 Lytham Road, FY1 6ET is The Auctioneer, a Wetherspoons pub serving the usual beer and food.

Otherwise there are a number of food vans near the ground and plenty of other pubs and places to eat in Blackpool town centre.

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