Away guide | Blackpool
Swansea City head to Blackpool this weekend in the Sky Bet Championship, so we’ve put together this handy guide for supporters making the trip to back the Swans.
Blackpool vs Swansea City
Date: Saturday, August 13 (3pm)
Address: Bloomfield Road, Blackpool, FY1 6JJ
Distance from the Swansea.com Stadium: 254mi
Up to 2,500 away supporters can be seated in the East Stand – initially introduced as a temporary structure, it’s been in place for more than a decade.
Due to the structure of the temporary stand, facilities for visiting supporters are located in the Armfield Stand at the south end of the stadium. Fans access these by walking along the front of the East Stand.
The entrance to the stadium for away supporters is off Bloomfield Road.
There are a limited number of tickets left to purchase
The stadium is opposite a large pay and display car park. It costs around £3.50 to park there for three hours or £6 for up to six hours. There are also 40 parking spaces at St Cuthbert’s Church Car Park in Lytham Road, which is a five-minute walk from the ground.
The nearest train station is Blackpool South and is around a 10-minute walk away, however, most trains only stop at Blackpool North Railway Station.
Blackpool North is two miles from the ground so fans may wish to book a taxi or catch a local bus. The No.11 runs every 15 minutes and supporters should alight at the Old Bridge House pub.
Please note that a number of train strikes are taking place across the country on Saturday with the following services impacted: Arriva Rail London, Avanti West Coast, Crosscountry, Greater Anglia, Great Western, Hull Trains, LNER, London Overground, Southeastern, West Mindlands Trains. Supporters are advised to plan travel carefully.
HOT WEATHER GUIDANCE
Temperatures are expecting to be very high across the country this weekend and supporters are advised to plan for adverse weather conditions. Guidance for staying safe in hot weather can be found here.
The Bridge pub and The Manchester Bar (both on Lytham Road) welcome away fans in club colours. The latter has large screens showing Sky Sports. Also on Lytham Road is the Albert Pub, which will often have a mix of home and away supporters.
There are plenty of pubs in Blackpool town centre, while fans of Wetherspoons can visit the Velvet Coaster, located at the Pleasure Beach, which – on it’s opening in 2015 – was the largest Wetherspoons in the country. This is a 20-minute walk from the stadium.
Other away fan-friendly pubs near the ground are: The Castle (28-32 Central Drive FY1 5PZ) and Bloomfield Brewhouse (47 Ansdell Road FY1 6PW)
Fans who are looking to make a weekend of their trip to Blackpool can click here for things to do in the town.