Blackpool

Blackpool

Stadium Information

Stadium

Bloomfield Road

Address

 Bloomfield Road
Seasiders Way
Blackpool
FY1 6JJ

Club / stadium contact for disabled supporters

Name

Mr C Beveridge

Telephone no.

07875236576

Website address

Disabled Supporters Association

Contact Name

Telephone no.

E-mail address

Website address

 

 

Accessibility Information

For UK minimum access standards for new and existing stadia and for good practice guidance please click here.

 

Getting There & Parking

 

There is a club car park with 4 accessible parking spaces for home supporter’s only  available. A council car park which offers 3 hours free parking for blue badge holders is adjacent to the ground. Drop of facilities are available.

 

National Rail have published links to the nearest stations to sporting venues including Blackpool see here for more information.

 

Level Playing Field have not verified the information given and we suggest that you contact the station direct if you have any access requirements.

Getting a Ticket

 

For information on purchasing a ticket please visit the Blackpool Website

Spectator Viewing areas

 

Home supporters have 64 spaces for wheelchair users available to them, and these can be found at pitchside. 48 spaces for wheelchair users can be found at pitchside in the away section for away supporters.

 

NB: Under existing minimum standards for accessible stadia, the club should have 115 wheelchair spaces and they exceed that figure. 75% of these should be elevated positions and the remaining 25% pitchside.

 

LPF's view is that many disabled supporters should be able to access general seating areas and only those with specific needs eg those who require extra legroom, or access via aisle seats or who need step free access etc should be allocated seats in the dedicated areas.

 

Based on the above, the club therefore only meets 97% of the guidance and has a shortfall of 3 wheelchair spaces. They should be working on a plan to rectify this deficit within a reasonable timeframe under the auspices of a full independent Access Audit.

Accessible amenities

 

Both home and away fans can use accessible toilets inside the stadium, there are two accessible toliets in each stand except the away East stand where there is one. The club shop is accessible for all fans and does not have a low level serving counter. Catering kiosks in the home sections do have low level serving counters and so are fully accessible.

Accessible services & information

 

The club does not have a hearing loop. Match commentaries are available via 5 headsets from the ticket office. Facilities for assistance dogs are available.  The concourses do not have rest areas included.

 

Updated October 2013.

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Annette Richmond

Match: Blackpool v Nottingham Forest 8/2/2014

Published: 10/2/2014

 

Before and during the match the stewards were extremely helpful. It was a very wet and blustery day and we were given options where to sit (although none under cover) and provided with a waterproof.

 

The coach parking area has changed this season and our final exit from the ground had also changed. The only way you can leave by wheelchair is by a locked gate which isn't opened until majority of both sets of fans have left. This meant sitting for another 15 minutes in the pouring rain and causing me to be late back to the coach. Stewards were apologetic but could do nothing about it. Found this extremely uncomfortable and extremely inconvenient and would ask the club to provide another exit for wheelchairs.

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Graham.

Match: Blackpool v Middlesborough

Published: 13/1/2014

 

Attended the match on 11.1.2014 . Sat in row A in the ambulant disabled seats . Away fans are seated in Bloomfield

Roads 'temporary' (how many years have they had a temporary stand ?) . Only one entrance and exit so your view

is blocked for the majority of the game as the seats are ground level with a barrier at eye level and fellow fans are back and forward during the game.

 

This must be the worst ground for viewing the match for away fans.

 

About time Blackpool looked at this and erect a 'permanent' stand that suits the £25 ticket price.

 

Port-a-kabin toilets don't help either. Poor view , rate the ground for away fans 3/10.

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Lynn Ratcliffe and Dougie( the dog)

Match: Blackpool v Manchester City 03/03/2011

Published: 3/3/2011

 

We had a great weekend in Blackpool and stayed in the Tudor guest house on Crystal Road which was just a few minutes from the ground. Lesley and Kevin made us very welcome and we would certainly stay there again, although it wasn't weelchair accesible, it was fine for ambulent disabled supporters like myself.

 

We were offered a warm and friendly welcome by the blackpool stewarding team who were expecting us, they showed me and my Support Dog Dougal to our seats which were on the front row of the tempory stand, although it now has a roof I think had it rained we may have got wet.

 

The view once people had settled in their seats was good however my Daughter and Myself had to stand most of the time because of the constant trickle of people obstructing our veiw on their way to by refreshments which could be a problem for weelchair users.

 

The toilets were again portable however they were clean and dry certanly untill the second half when the accesible ones were a bit wet.

 

over all a fantastic weekend made even better because we won

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Gary Deards

Match: Blackpool v Reading 13/4/09

Published: 14/4/2009

 

** PRE NEW STAND USED FOR AWAY FANS **

 

A very interesting experience and all i can say is i'm glad it was a sunny day!

 

The away section is a totally uncovered area and wheelchair users sit in front with carers sat in the row behind. The view is adequate but spoilt by constant walking past of fellow supporters getting refreshments/going to the toilet and stewards.

 

The accessible toilet was a portable one but probably one of the better ones i have been in.

 

Parking is nearby in pay/display but free for blue badge holders for up to 3 hours.

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Gary Deards

Match: Blackpool v Reading 13/4/09

Published: 3/4/2009

 

** OLD GROUND **

 

Accessible WC

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Gary Deards

Match: Blackpool v Reading 13/4/09

Published: 3/4/2009

 

** OLD STAND **

 

view from away section

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