Club Profile


A proper big historic club in a historic city, The ‘Pool is well worth a visit.

LOCATION: Blackpool is on the North West Coast, around two hours by train from Manchester.

CONTACT:, 01253 599344, #UTMP

NICKNAMES: The ‘Pool, Seasiders, or Tangerines for their colors


Here’s probably the main thing you need to know: On the club’s official Twitter profile, it reads “1953 FA Cup victors and record, six-time play-off promotion winners.” So there’s one (real) trophy in the case, but that doesn’t mean they’ve done nothing. They have been in the Football League since 1900, they have a large and loyal following, and…


The West Lancashire derby with Preston North End is one of the classics that are rarely played for any significant honors, and are hardly noticed outside the region, but it is a local, personal affair stretching back nearly 100 games 1901. In 2022 they played for the first time since 2010, each winning at…

Women's Team

Blackpool FC Ladies are in the Women’s National League Division One North at tier 6. Home games are in nearby Stalmine. Check the website for more…


The most common are a rolling “Come on Blackpool” and a simple clap-and-chat of “Seaside!” that can get pretty


Blackpool’s home, Bloomfield Road, seats 17,000 but somehow feels bigger and louder. Three of the four stands were built after 2000, and so was the fourth, but it was a “temporary” stand put up in 2010 when the club spent one year in the Premier League. It remains there to this day, with posts all along the front, no facilities underneath, and…

Going to a Game at Blackpool

GETTING THERE: It’s a couple of miles from the main train station, Blackpool North, so it’s best to take a bus or taxi. The No. 11 bus from Blackpool North stops a short distance away. PUBS: The Old Bridge House on Lytham Road seems to be the main away-fans pub. Just down that road, also look for the large Manchester Pub and the Albert Pub. One…

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