|What's Ewood Park Like?
Future Ground Developments
Jack Walker Stand and Ronnie Clayton Blackburn End (photo)
What Is It Like For Away Supporters?
Riverside Stand (photo)
Where To Drink?
Looking Towards The Ronnie Clayton Blackburn End (photo)
How To Get There And Where To Park
Jack Walker Statue (photo)
Programme & Fanzines
Record & Average Attendance
Fans Ground Reviews
Location Map Of Ewood Park
Old Ewood Park
|What's Ewood Park Like?|
The ground is quite impressive, having had
three new large stands built during the 1990's.
These stands are at both ends and at one side of
the ground. They are of the same height and of
roughly similar design, being two tiered, having
a row of executive boxes and similar roofs. The
ends are particularly impressive, both having
large lower tiers. The only downside is the open
corners, although there is a huge screen at one
corner by the away end, which shows an excellent
pre-match programme and amongst other things,
the teams emerging from the dressing rooms and
onto the pitch. There is also an electric
scoreboard at the Bryan Douglas Darwen End of
There are plans to re-develop the Riverside Stand, but there are no firm time scales as to when this is likely to take place. The proposed new stand will increase the capacity at Ewood park to around 40,000.
|Jack Walker Stand And Ronnie Clayton Blackburn End|
|What Is It Like For Away Supporters?|
|Away fans are housed in
Douglas 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.
On the concourse the food available includes; Pies (Chicken Balti, Steak, Meat and Potato, all £2.30), Pasties (£2.30), Sausage Rolls (£2), Burgers (£3), Hot Dogs (£3) and Chips (£2). The pies and other baked products are made by the Clayton Park company, located nearby in Accrington. The refreshment areas are opened 90 minutes before kick off and close 15 minutes into the second half. 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! I found the Blackburn fans both friendly and helpful, plus coupled with the relaxed stewarding, has made it so far for me, four pleasant visits to Ewood Park.'
|Where To Drink?|
traditional haunt of away fans, the Fernhurst, has
recently been refurbished and is now part of the
Hungry Horse chain, however it is
currently closed on matchdays. This leaves very
little choice for visiting supporters, as most
pubs near to the ground do not admit away fans.
There is the
Golden Cup pub which is
further on past the Fernhurst
(going away from the
ground) on Bolton Road and is tucked in by
the motorway bridge. However this Thwaites
pub is quite small, gets rather crowded
and it is a good
20 minute (mostly uphill) trek from Ewood
Park. It is friendly though and also offers a range of pies.
On the other side of the motorway on the
same road going further away
from Ewood Park towards Darwen is
the Anchor Hotel, which
is also frequented by
Just around the corner from the entrance to Blackburn Railway Station is a Wetherspoons outlet called the Postal Order. Alcohol is also served within the ground in the form of; Fosters (£3.40 pint), Thwaites (£3.40 pint), Kingstone Cider (£3.20 bottle), Carlsberg (£3.40 bottle), Guinness (£3.80 can) and Wine (£3.80 small bottle). The Club offer two pints of lager or bitter for £6.50 and Pie & Pint for £5.50.
|How To Get There And Where To Park|
From The East
Various private car parks are
available in the area around the ground, costing
in the region of £5. If you want to get away
reasonably quickly after the game (the roads
immediately around Ewood are closed off for crowd
safety for around 30 minutes after the game) then
as you come down the hill on the A666, you will
pass a BP garage on your
left. Turn right at the next traffic lights and
down on your left there are some industrial units
offering matchday parking. After the game turn
left out of the car parks, so that you are going
away from Ewood, turn right at the second mini
roundabout and this will take you back up to the
Map showing the location of Ewood Park (at the bottom of this page).
The closest station
is Mill Hill which is a around a 15 minute
walk away from Ewood Park. It is served by
trains from Blackburn and the journey only
takes a few minutes. Blackburn station itself
is at least a couple of miles from the ground
and hence a good 25-30 minute walk away.
Blackburn station is served by trains from
Manchester & Leeds.
Burnley, Bolton, Preston, Manchester United, Manchester City.
Like a number of Clubs,
Blackburn operate a match category policy (A+, A & B)
whereby the ticket prices cost more for the most
popular games. Category A & B prices are shown below in
|Programme & Fanzine|
Official Programme £3
stadium plan showing the individual block numbers
Blackburn Rovers fixture list (takes you to the BBC Sports Website).
|For details of disabled facilities and club contact at the ground please visit the relevant page on the Level Playing Field website.|
|Record & Average Attendance|
|Fans Reviews Of Ewood Park|
Rogers (Leeds United) 23/2/13
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|Map showing the location of the Ewood Park football ground, railway stations and listed pubs.|
|Old Ewood Park|
|To see photos of Ewood Park shortly prior to its redevelopment then viist the Old Grounds and Stands Section of the Guide.|
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