Toon Fans Travelling To Blackburn

Last updated : 07 December 2006 By Footy Mad - Editor


Away fans are housed at the Darwen End, where the facilities provided are good. However, the spacing between the rows of seats leaves a lot to be desired, being quite tight.

The Darwen End is shared with home supporters, but if demand requires it the whole of the stand can be made available. Normally the away allocation is for three quarters of the stand, at just under 4,000 tickets, which are split between the whole of the upper tier and part of the lower tier (with the lower tier being allocated first). If you have not bought a ticket in advance, then you need to buy one from the away supporters ticket office at the ground as you can't pay on the turnstiles. The ticket office is located on the corner of the Darwen End & the Jack Walker Stand. 

Alcohol is available on the concourse. If you are looking to eat something prior to entering the ground, then there is a baker in Bolton Road selling hot pies from one of its windows. Across  the Bolton Road by the home end is a McDonalds, which I noticed had a walk through service for fans!

the Fernhurst is THE away supporters pub, found on Bolton Road (A666) just across from the away end. You can park at the pub, but they charge and there is always a delay getting away after the game. It's a great pub, but as you expect with Toon fans, the queues at the bar can be heavy.
Alternative venue is the Golden Cup just uphill from the Fernhurst. It's smaller, but I always find it easier to get served at the bar.
I've been turned away from the Navigation many times, which is at the other end of town, but apparently they serve away fans these days.

(From North) Use motorway M6 to junction 30, to the M61, leave junction 9 then onto the M65 towards Blackburn, leave the M65 at junction 4 (A666) and follow signs towards Blackburn. Ewood Park is about a mile down the road on the right-hand side.
(From East) Use motorway M62 onto M66/A56, then onto the M65, head towards Blackburn. Leave the M65 at junction 4 (A666) and follow signs towards Blackburn. Turn right at the first set of traffic lights and Ewood Park is about a mile down the road on the right-hand side.

Blackburn station is at least a couple of miles from the ground and a good 25 minute walk. Get a taxi or you could get on a Darwen bound bus from stand M, outside of the station. Blackburn station is served by trains from Manchester and Leeds.