Bloomfield Road is the home ground of Blackpool Football Club. The ground was originally named as Gamble’s Field when football was played there in 1899 by South Shore F.C., with the official opening occurring on the 28th October 1899 with an FA Cup tie against Newton Heath (later Manchester United).
Blackpool F.C. merged with South Shore in December 1899 and changed the name of the ground to Bloomfield Road. However it wasn’t until the start of the 1901-02 season that the ground became the club’s permanent home.
The ground began with just one small stand on the western side which had capacity for about 300. However a number of renovations across the years saw a record crowd of 38,098 in September 1955 witness Blackpool defeat Wolverhampton Wanderers 2-1 in a First Division match. Today the stadium has a capacity of 16,616.
The only men’s international match at Bloomfield Road took place in October 1932, as a crowd of 23,000 watched England defeat Ireland 1-0. Three matches of the 2005 UEFA Women’s Championship were held at the stadium and England women played there in 2009 in a FIFA Women’s World Cup qualifier against Malta in which they won 8-0.
Tenants: Blackpool F.C. (EFL Championship)
Address: Bloomfield Road, Seasiders Way, Blackpool FY1 6JJ
Tickets at Bloomfield Road
Blackpool F.C. Tickets
Blackpool Football Club tickets are available to purchase through the official website, the ticket office at the stadium (open Monday to Friday – 10am-4pm, Saturday 10am–1pm or until kick-off on match days) or over the phone on 01253 599745.
Blackpool ticket prices during the 2022-2023 season ranging from:
- Adult – £25-£45
- Seniors & Young Adults (18-21) – £20-£45
- Under 18s – £10-£40
- Under 12s – £5-£40
- Under 5s – £0-£40
Location & Travel to Bloomfield Road
Bloomfield Road is located approximately a mile south of Blackpool town centre, in Lancashire on the northwest coast of England.
Airport: Blackpool Airport at the time of writing does not offer any commercial flights. Manchester Airport is the third busiest in the UK and serves a number of international destinations. The airport is approximately 50 miles south of the stadium and has a train station, where you can travel directly to Blackpool. Liverpool Airport is also approximately 50 miles to the south but has a lower number of international flights available.
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Bus: Bus routes 5, 6, 7, 11 and 68 all stop within the vicinity of the stadium. On matchday the Tangerine Ticket deal allows for travel for £1.50 each way.
Driving & Parking: Exit the M6 at Junction 32 and follow the M55 to the end, take the second exit at the roundabout and head straight down Yeadon Way onto Seasiders Way. There is very limited parking at the stadium so utilise the council pay and display car parks over the road.
Train: The closest station is Blackpool South, about a 10 minute walk from the ground – however the station only runs a regional hourly service to and from Preston. Blackpool North is the town’s main station, about a 25 minute walk from the ground. The North station offers services across the country including Birmingham, Leeds, Liverpool, London and Manchester among others.
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Tram: Tram services stop along Blackpool promenade, a 10 to 15 minute walk from the stadium. On matchday the Tangerine Ticket deal allows for travel for £1.50 each way.
Walk: The stadium is a 15-20 minute walk from the town, following signposts towards Seasiders Way.
Hotels near the University of Bolton Stadium
The Blackpool FC Stadium Hotel is integrated within the stadium, with 22 bedrooms providing views of the pitch. Travelodge Blackpool South Shore is located just across the road from the stadium.
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Further Information & Events
Blackpool F.C. Official Website
Last Updated on October 20, 2022 by Sports Tourist