Here is our guide for supporters making the trip to Blackpool on Boxing Day.
Departing from Glanford Park, take the 1st exit at the roundabout by Tesco’s onto Doncaster Road.
Continue to the next roundabout and take the 1st exit onto the M181 heading to the Humber Bridge/Doncaster/M180.
After two miles, use the right two lanes to merge onto the M180 towards Doncaster. Keep right to stay on the M180 and follow signs for the M18. At the next roundabout, take the 3rd exit onto the M18 slip road to the M62/Goole/Hull/Leeds and merge. After 5.8 miles use the left two lanes to merge onto the M62 and stay on it for 61.6 miles.
Continue onto the M60 and then at junction 15, use the left lane to take the M61 exit to the M6 N/Preston/Wigan/Bolton. Continue onto the M61 and then keep left at the fork to stay on the M61 and follow signs for Preston.
After 20 miles merge onto the M6 and then at the 32-Broughton Interchange junction use the left two lanes to follow signs for the the M55/Blackpool towards the A6/Preston/Garstang.
Then, keep right to continue onto the M55. Continue onto the A5230 and then at the roundabout, take the 2nd exit onto Yeadon Way. After two miles, at the roundabout, continue straight onto Seasiders Way. Turn right onto Bloomfield Road and the stadium will be on the left.
Please note, there will be no trains from Scunthorpe to Blackpool South (the nearest station to the stadium) running on Boxing Day. See www.nationalrail.co.uk for more details.
PUBS AND GRUB…
Food such as pies, hot dogs and other traditional matchday food can be bought from the kiosks inside the stadium. Soft and alcoholic drinks can also be purchased.
The home of the Tangerines is only a five minute walk from Festival Park- a retail park. Here, you can find a range of restaurants including McDonalds, Frankie and Benny’s and the Swift Hound Flaming Grill. There are a few pubs located not far from the stadium such as the Gavel, which is only 15 minutes away.
WHAT TO EXPECT...
Visiting Iron supporters will be in the North Stand behind the goal. The stadium can house over 16,000 people. It has undergone major renovations over the last 15 years and therefore, appears to look very modern.
The away stand can house up to 2,500 travelling supporters and we are sure that there will be another great atmosphere created on Boxing Day.
Within the ground, there is a large video screen in one corner. Outside the stadium you will see statues of Blackpool legend, Jimmy Armfield.