HEADING to Blackburn tonight? Here’s everything you need to know ahead of our away fixture at Ewood Park...
Tickets will available on matchday, priced at £28 adult, £20 senior (over 65), £15 18-25 year old, £9 junior (12-17 year old) and £7 junior (under 12) – Subject to availability.
Visiting R’s fans will be located in the Bryan Douglas Darwen End, which is behind the goal. The Rangers fans will be located in the lower tier, with the view being unrestricted. Due to the stadium being relatively up to date with most of the ground being built in the 1990s, the facilities are relatively good.
When driving to Blackburn from London, one option is to take the M6 and exit at Junction 29. Then take the M65 towards Blackburn and leave at Junction 4, follow signs towards Blackburn and after turning right at a set of traffic lights Ewood Park should appear about a mile down the road on your right-hand side.
There are various car parks around Ewood Park. However, these are unofficial parking, so it is advised to check where you are planning to park before you travel. It should also be noted that the immediate roads surrounding the stadium will be closed for around 30 minutes before and after the game due to crowd safety.
Postcode for sat-nav: BB2 4JF
When travelling to Ewood Park via rail the closest station is Mill Hill, which is roughly a 15-minute walk from the stadium. This is served by trains from Blackburn and Preston station., Blackburn station itself is a 25 to 30-minute walk from the stadium.
Regular trains run from London Euston to Blackburn, but with the game being an evening kick-off please check availability of trains when returning.
Pubs and where to eat
If you are looking for somewhere to drink prior to tonight’s game, there are a variety of pubs close to Ewood Park that welcome away supporters. The Golden Cup pub is usually popular but is a 20-minute walk from the stadium.
The Black Bull pub, which is roughly a mile on from the Golden Cup, is also another popular spot. In terms of Blackburn’s city centre, there is a Wetherspoons called the Postal Order which again is popular amongst traveling supporters, due to its location next to the train station.
In close proximately to the stadium, there are a number of food outlets that include a local independent Bakers, McDonalds and a host of smaller supermarkets.
In terms of in-ground refreshments, Ewood Park offers a variety of food including Holland Pies, chips, hot dogs, burgers and sausage rolls, as well as general snacks and drinks.