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Visiting Ewood Park

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Directions to Ewood Park

How to get to Ewood Park

The address is:
Blackburn Rovers Football Club
Ewood Park
Blackburn
BB2 4JF
 
Telephone: 01254 372001
 

By Car:
 
From the North:
Leave the M6 at Junction 30 and join the M61, at the first exit join the M65 and head East to Blackburn.
Ewood Park is well signposted on the M65, leave at junction 4, join the A666 and head towards Blackburn.
Ewood Park is about a mile away on your right.
 
From the South:
Leave the M6 at Junction 29 and join the M65 and head East to Blackburn.
Ewood Park is well signposted on the M65, leave at junction 4, join the A666 and head towards Blackburn.
Ewood Park is about a mile away on your right.
 
From the West:
From the M6/M62 or M60, join the M61, leave the M61 for the M65 and head East to Blackburn.
Ewood Park is well signposted on the M65, leave at junction 4, join the A666 and head towards Blackburn.
Ewood Park is about a mile away on your right.
 
From the East:
Travelling from Yorkshire, either on the B6234, the A56 Haslingden by-pass or the Skipton Road, join the M65 and head West. Leave the M65 at junction 4 and head towards Blackburn on the A666, Ewood Park is about a mile from the motorway on the right hand side.
 
From the M62 leave at Junction 18 for the M66 Bury, travel to the end of the Motorway which becomes the A56, join the M65 at Junction 8 and head Westbound towards Blackburn. Leave the M65 at junction 4 and head towards Blackburn on the A666, Ewood Park is about a mile from the motorway on the right hand side.
 
Parking:
See here for further information on available car parks in use at Ewood Park
 
Pick-up/Drop-off point:
Supporters can drop off in the North and South corners of the main Jack Walker Stand. Pick-up is from the same location 15 minutes after the final whistle.
 
Public Transport:
 
By Train:
Blackburn station is approximately a mile and a half from Ewood Park. Mill Hill station is approximately one mile away from the ground. There are direct trains from Manchester Victoria, Salford Crescent and Preston. See the National Rail website for train times.
 
By Bus:
The buses serving Ewood Park are: No. 1 (Bolton - Darwen - Blackburn) and No. 24 (Chorley - Blackburn)
 
The frequency of buses serving Ewood Park is every 10 minutes. For timetables see www.lancashirebus.co.uk
 
If people require any further information they should use the Traveline website or telephone number: www.traveline.org.uk 0871 200 22 33
 
USING OTHER TRANSPORT PROVIDERS
Community Transport Services provide a door-to-door service for fans to get to and from a match who cannot use public transport or who do not have immediate access to a local bus service. For further information and bookings please ring Blackburn and Darwen Dial a Ride on 01254 200333.
 
Where to stay:
 
 Marston's - Eat Well. Sleep Well.
The Willows 
Haslingden Road, Blackburn, Lancashire, BB1 2NG
 
 
Where to eat/drink:
 
Blues Bar at Ewood Park is a popular place for season ticket holders to eat and drink before and after the games.
 
Visiting team supporters are welcomed in Ewood Park's corporate lounges, with special arrangements available for many games.
 
Groups can also be catered for in either communal or private box facilities.  
Call the hospitality sales team on 01254 690909 or e-mail to business@rovers.co.uk 
 
Ground Plan:
 
Visit Lancashire:
www.visitlancashire.com - The official tourist board of Lancashire

Parking at Ewood

Seasonal car park passes for 2017-18 are available to purchase from the club.

Available for just £200, fans can guarantee a space on either Car Park H at the Blackburn End, or Car Park B at the Darwen End for the entire 2017-18 campaign.
  
Reserve your place today by calling into the Roverstore at Ewood Park or by phoning Farrah Akhtar on 01254 508283.
 
 
Matchday parking is also available, either in advance or via cash on the day, on Car Park H, Car Park F and Car Park B priced at just £10 – subject to availability.
 
Accessible Match Day Car parking is available at Car Park B - which is located behind the Darwen End Stand, and Car Park H - which is located behind the Blackburn End Stand. Priced at £10. Please note a disabled blue badge without a permit is not sufficient to access Car parks B and H.

If you have pre-booked a car parking space please look for car park signs near the ground. Car Park F is approximately 100 yards from the ground. A permit is not required but surfaces are not considered suitable for wheelchairs users or those with mobility issues. 

For further details, prices and to pre-book please phone 01254 508283.

For those parking on Car Park H, from the start of the 2017-18 season, post-match, there will be a suspension of the bus lane on Bolton Road between Calico Street and Alan Shearer Way to allow traffic to turn right from Calico Street, or left from behind the former Ewood Arms, to travel towards the junction at the Thwaites Empire Theatre.

The traffic lights at the junction will be operated manually by qualified traffic management staff to allow those vehicles to safely enter the main through road network.

DROP–OFF / PICK-UP POINTS:

If you are given a lift to the ground by car, taxi or minibus you can use one of the two drop-off points at the ground – either end of the Jack Walker Stand. Both are within 50 yards of access into the stadium and on the level. They also serve as pick-up points after the match.

Matchday Tickets

Tickets for Blackburn Rovers home games generally go on sale one month before the fixture takes place at Ewood Park.

The latest ticket availability and prices for each individual game can be found here on the website.
 
The club offer three ways to obtain tickets. Via our online ticket store at www.eticketing.co.uk/onerovers, our call centre on 01254 372000, or in person at the Roverstore at Ewood Park.
 
The opening times for the Roverstore and call centre are as follows:
 
Roverstore: 
Monday - Friday - 9.00am until 5.30pm.
Saturday - 10.00am - 4.00pm (open up to one hour after final whistle on matchday).
Sunday - Closed.
 
Call Centre:
Monday - Friday - 9.00am until 5.30pm.
Saturday - 10.00 - 2.00pm.
Sunday Closed.

Stadium Plan

Ronnie Clayton Blackburn End Stand: Riverside Stand:
Jack Walker Stand: Bryan Douglas Darwen End Stand:

Click here for a larger version of the stadium plan.

Striker's Family Lounge

The Striker's Family Lounge is a safe and friendly environment for fans to enjoy before matches at Ewood Park.

Situated in the Blackburn End of the ground, Striker's is open three hours before any home game.

Entry is via the Blackburn End Reception and is available to children aged under 18 when accompanied by an adult with valid match tickets.

There's an XBox and Nintendo Wii available, whilst hot and cold food and drinks are available.

Also located within Striker's is our groundbreaking Sensory Room. Specially designed for children with disabilities - believed to have been the first of it's kind in the country when it  launched in March 2014.

Soft drinks from £1.20
Hot drinks from £2.20
Pies £2.80
Sausage Rolls £2.50
Hot Dog £3.50
Wine Gums £2.20
Chocolate Eclairs £2.50
Crisps 60p
Chocolate Bars 90p
Popcorn £2.20

Tuck shop sweets available

  • Striker's Family Lounge is open to children under 18 accompanied by an adult with valid match tickets.

  • It opens 3 hours before kick-off and closes at the start of the game.

  • Entry is via the Blackburn End reception.

  • Children must remain under adult supervision at all times.

  • Adults will not be admitted without a child under 18.

  • Groups of young people will only be admitted with adults and by prior arrangement.

  • To keep children safe, permission to take photographs MUST be obtained from the lounge manager.

  • Striker's is a family focused lounge for the benefit of children. As such it is worth knowing that inappropriate behaviour or language may result in being asked to leave.

  • Please make yourself familiar with the evacuation procedure and the nearest exit point.

Food Entry Policy

Blackburn Rovers have formalised the entry policy in terms of food and beverage on match days.

In honour of footballing tradition, our supporters are permitted to enter the stadium with flasks and home-prepared foods. This includes packed lunches, sandwiches, crisps, chocolate bars, biscuits and soft drinks.
 
In accordance with common practice, entry to the stadium with fast food and beverages purchased at restaurants, take-aways, public houses and other retail outlets away from Ewood Park is prohibited. This is upon entry to all concourses, restaurants, lounges and facilities within the stadium. Blackburn Rovers endeavours to raise awareness to customers of this policy by displaying signage on all ingress routes and at the turnstiles.
 
Supporters are encouraged to drink responsibly. People must be 18 years of age or older to purchase and/or consume alcohol. Proper identification may be requested to determining proof of age as Ewood Park operates a ‘Challenge 25’ Policy. This means that anyone who looks 25 years of age or younger and wishes to purchase alcohol will be asked to provide proof of age.
 
The Catering Team at Ewood Park continually endeavours to offer a wide range of excellent food and beverage offerings with products at competitive prices. Purchases made within the stadium directly impact the financial decisions on the pitch, so we invite all fans of Blackburn Rovers to help make a difference and continue to contribute to the club by buying official products.
 
If you have any questions or queries regarding the Food Policy please contact us via catering@rovers.co.uk

 

OPENING TIMES MATCHDAY ONLY: Open one and a half hours before kick-off.

CLOSING TIMES: 15 minutes into the second half or sooner if necessary.

Meal Deals:

Products and Prices:

Fosters Pint  £3.90   John Smith's Pint £3.90
Fosters Half £2.00   John Smith's Half £2.00
Fosters 2 Pint £7.50   John Smith's 2 Pint £7.50
Fosters Bottle £3.00   Strongbow Dark Fruit Pint £4.20
Guinness Surger Can £4.00   Strongbow Dark Fruit Half £2.10
Bulmers Cider Bottle £3.00   Strongbow Dark Fruit 2 Pint £8.10
John Smith's Can £3.60   Heineken Bottle £3.90
Wines £3.90      
Soft drinks from £1.20   Hot drinks from £2.20
Pies £2.80   Sausage Roll £2.50
Hot Dog £3.50   Burgers from £3.30
Chips £2.00   Chocolate Bars 90p
Wine Gums £2.20   Chocolate Eclairs £2.50
Crisps 60p      

PLEASE NOTE: Our concourses are cash only, there is no card facility.

Matchday FAQs

Why am I unable to purchase a ticket for a "restricted sale" game?
Sometimes, on a few occasions, the club must restrict who they sell tickets to. These games are usually the local derbies or the game which are likely to sell out in the away section such as Preston North End and Leeds United. Unfortunately history has shown that once this allocation has sold out some away fans will try to obtain tickets for home areas. Therefore, for the safety of all supporters the club will only sell to fans who are known to be Blackburn Rovers supporters by referring to our database purchase history. If you are unable to purchase a ticket it usually means that the booking history on your account does not satisfy the criteria put in place for that game.

When do tickets go on sale?
Matchday tickets are on sale approximately three weeks prior to the game being played.

What is a restricted view seat?
A restricted view seat is classified as such when the view of either goal is affected by a pillar or other obstruction. Blackburn Rovers only hold a small number of restricted view seats and all of these are located in the Riverside Stand. These tickets are only sold when all others within that area have been purchased or on request.

If the match is postponed/abandoned am I entitled to a refund?
If a match is postponed you will be entitled to attend the rearranged fixture with your original ticket. If you are unable to make the new date please forward your ticket to the ticket office at Blackburn Rovers prior to the rearranged match taking place and a full refund will be given. If the Match is abandoned then please retain your ticket and await information regarding the replay. If this is the case a press release will be issued to inform spectators of the outcome of the abandonment.

At what age do I qualify for a Senior Citizen concessionary ticket?
In line with other clubs, Blackburn Rovers have set the Senior Citizen age at 65 for both men and women.

Can I get a refund on a ticket?
All refunds on tickets are at the discretion of the club and will only be considered if requested prior to the game taking place. For further assistance please contact the box office on 01254 372000.

Do I need a ticket for an infant to attend the match?
No, children under the age of three are permitted to the ground free of charge on the understanding that the child will sit on the accompanying adults lap.

What should I do if I lose my season/match ticket?
You should contact the ticket office immediately on 01254 372000. If you have lost your season ticket the ticket office will provide you with a duplicate card at a cost of £10. If you have lost your match ticket please call the ticket office on 01254 372000 for further assistance.

Can I bring my own food into the ground?

In accordance with common practice, entry to the stadium with fast food or beverages purchased at restaurants, take-aways, public houses and other retail outlets away from Ewood Park is prohibited. However, supporters are permitted to enter the stadium with flasks and home-prepared foods. This includes packed lunches, sandwiches, crisps, chocolate bars, biscuits and soft drinks (glass bottles not permitted). For further information please refer to the club's food entrance policy that is available here.

Can I smoke at Ewood Park? 
Please note that Ewood Park is smoke free stadium. 
The use of cigarettes and electronic cigarettes is prohibited. Blackburn Rovers Football Club operates a strict, no re-admission policy and there will not be an opportunity to leave and re-enter the ground.

Do you provide baby changing facilities?
Yes, baby changing facilities are available and located in the hospitality areas and Blues Bar. Should you require these facilities please contact your nearest steward.

Can I bring a pram to Ewood Park?
Yes, upon arrival at the ground please ask a steward for assistance. He/she will arrange for the buggy to be stored until after the final whistle.

Do Blackburn Rovers have a family area?
Yes, the family enclosure is located in the lower tier of the Jack Walker Stand at the Blackburn End side and is for the use of home supporters only.

What if I lose my child within the stadium whilst attending a match.
Please contact your nearest steward and report this immediately. The club employs a Children's Services Officer who is available on matchdays to assist as required.

Is there a specific area for disabled fans?
No, disabled supporters (including wheelchair users) can be accommodated in all four stands. For further information on disabled facilities at Ewood park please contact Christine Peacock on 07717 724646

How can I arrange for a child to become team mascot at a forthcoming match.
For more information on how a child can become team mascot for the day is available from the away travel department, located in the Roverstore at Ewood Park, or on telephone number 01254 508208.

Can I park my car at Ewood Park
There are numerous car parks around the ground where spaces can be purchased in advance. For more information regarding parking please contact the Stadium department on 01254 508283. Car parking around the ground is limited due to the nature of the built up areas around Ewood Park and therefore it is advisable to book this in advance to avoid disappointment.

Where do the Blackburn Rovers Under-21s play their home matches?
The majority of times, the Under-21s will play their matches at the Lancashire FA County Ground in Leyland, on occasion they will play their matches at Ewood Park. Fans should contact reception on 01254 372001 to confirm.

What is the nearest train station?
The nearest train station is Mill Hill which is approximately 10 minutes walk. Alternatively, Blackburn train station is located within a 20 minute walk.

Does the club operate a local bus service before and after the match.
Yes, a local bus service does operate before and after the matches. Further information can be found at www.traveline.org.uk or on telephone 0871 200 22 33.

Can I bring flags into the stadium?
Handheld flags are more than welcome at Ewood Park provided they are not of a politic/racial/defamatory nature. Some flagpoles may be refused entry and therefore please seek further clarification on this from the stadium Safety Department on 01254 508283.

How long before kick-off should I arrive at the ground?
Turnstiles open one hour and thirty minutes prior to kick-off. It is advisable to enter the ground at least thirty minutes prior to kick-off to allow yourself enough time to take your seat and make use of the facilities.

What if I need to leave the ground in an emergency?
Please contact your nearest steward who will be happy to assist you.

What if I lose a personal belonging?
If you lose a personal belonging whilst visiting the stadium please contact our stadium/safety department on 01254 508283 who will be happy to assist you.

What should I do if I hear or am subjected to racial abuse?
The club will not tolerate such behaviour and would ask fans to report any such incidents to a police officer/steward.

What are the stadium opening times?
The general switchboard and main reception are open from 8.30am to 5.00pm Monday to Friday. Midweek ticket office/call centre hours are 9.00am to 5.30pm Monday to Friday, on non-matchday Saturday's the call centre is open 10am -2pm and the Roverstore 10am - 4pm. On matchdays the above areas are open from 9am on Saturdays and 10am on Sundays. 

Can I book a tour of the stadium?
Yes, tours can be booked online at www.eticketing.co.uk/onerovers, in the Roverstore, via email tours@rovers.co.uk or by calling the tours hotline on 01254 508110. Tours need to be booked in advance and are subject to demand.

Does the club offer sports coaching sessions in the local community?
Yes, for further information please contact the Community Sport department on 01254 508256.

How do I find out more about the education programmes offered at Ewood Park?
For further information please contact the Education department on 01254 508257.

Can I book a child's birthday party at the club?
Yes, please contact us on 01254 508256 to discuss your requirements with a member of the community department or visit www.brfctrust.co.uk for more details.

Ground Regulations

Notice: Entry to the Ground is expressly subject to acceptance by the visitor of these Ground Regulations and the rules and regulations of FIFA, UEFA, The Football Association, the Premier League and the English Football League (EFL) in respect of the relevant competition. The Ground Regulations incorporate the Club's Customer Charter (if any). Entry to the Ground shall constitute acceptance of the Ground Regulations.

"Ground" means this football stadium and all locations owned, occupied or utilised by the Club. 

"Club" means this football club.

"Match" means any association football match (or any part or aspect of such a match) taking place at the Ground. 

"Material" means any audio, visual or audio-visual material or any information or data. 

Football Authority” means each of the English Football League (EFL), the Premier League, The Football Association, the Football Association of Wales, FIFA, UEFA and any other relevant governing body of association football
1. Notwithstanding possession of any ticket the Club, any police officer or authorised steward may refuse entry to (or eject from) the Ground any person:
1.1 that fails (or in the Club's reasonable opinion is likely to fail) to comply with these Ground Regulations or any reasonable instruction issued by a police officer or authorised steward; and/or
1.2 whose presence within the Ground is, or could (in the Club's reasonable opinion), constitute a source of danger, nuisance or annoyance to any other person.
2. On no account will admission be granted to a person who is the subject of a current Banning Order under the Football Spectators Act 1989 (as amended) or has been convicted of ticket touting offences under the Criminal Justice and Public Order 1994 (as amended).
3. The Club excludes to the maximum extent permitted by law any liability for loss, injury or damage to persons/property in or around the Ground.
4. No guarantees can be given by the Club that a Match will take place at a particular time or on a particular date and the Club reserves the right to reschedule the Match without notice and without any liability whatsoever.
5. In the event of the postponement or abandonment of the Match, refunds (if any) will be made in accordance with the Club's Customer Charter. The Club will have no further liability whatsoever, including (but not limited to) any indirect or consequential loss or damage, such as (but not limited to) loss of enjoyment or travel costs.
6. All persons seeking entrance to the Ground acknowledge the Club's right to search any person entering the Ground and to refuse entry to or eject from the Ground any person refusing to submit to such a search.
7. The following articles must not be brought within the Ground - knives, fireworks, smoke canisters, air-horns, flares, weapons, dangerous or hazardous items, laser devices, bottles, glass vessels, cans, poles and any article that might be used as a weapon and/or compromise public safety. Any person in possession of such items will be refused entry to the Ground.
8. Further, you may not bring into the Ground any sponsorship, promotional or marketing materials save in respect of official club merchandise and/or other football related clothing worn in good faith nor may you offer (either free or for sale by any person) any goods (including literature) of any nature without the express written approval of the Club’s management.
9. The use of threatening behaviour, foul or abusive language is strictly forbidden and will result in arrest and/or ejection from the Ground. The Club may impose a ban for one or more Matches.
10. Racial, homophobic or discriminatory abuse, chanting or harassment is strictly forbidden and will result in arrest and/or ejection from the Ground. The Club may impose a ban for one or more Matches.
11. The following acts are offences under the Football (Offences) Act 1991 (as amended):
11.1 The throwing of any object within the Ground without lawful authority or excuse.
11.2 The chanting of anything of an indecent or racialist nature.
11.3 The entry onto the playing area or any adjacent area to which spectators are not generally admitted without lawful authority or excuse.
        Conviction may result in a Banning Order being made.
12. All persons entering the Ground may only occupy the seat allocated to them by their ticket and must not move from any one part of the Ground to another without the express permission or instruction of any steward, officer of the Club and/or any police officer.
13. Nobody may stand in any seating area whilst play is in progress. Persistent standing in seated areas whilst play is in progress is strictly forbidden and may result in ejection from the Ground.
14. The obstruction of gangways, access ways, exits and entrances, stairways and like places is strictly forbidden. Nobody entering the Ground shall be permitted to climb any structures within the Ground.
15. EFL stadia are smoke-free and smoking is not permitted inside the Ground.
16. Mobile telephones and other mobile devices are permitted within the Ground PROVIDED THAT (i) they are used for personal and private use only (which, for the avoidance of doubt and by way of example only, shall not include the capturing, logging, recording, transmitting, playing, issuing, showing, or any other communication of any Material for any commercial purposes); and (ii) no Material that is captured by a mobile telephone or other mobile device may be published or otherwise made available to any third parties including, without limitation, via social networking sites.
17. Under the Sporting Events (Control of Alcohol etc) Act 1985 (as amended), the following are offences for which a person can be arrested by a police officer and conviction could result in a Banning Order being made:
17.1 Attempting to enter the Ground or being inside the Ground whilst drunk;
17.2 Being in possession of any intoxicating liquor, or bottle, can or other portable container and which could cause damage or personal injury, when entering the Ground or in a public area of the Ground from which the event can be directly viewed.
18. Any individual who has entered any part of the Ground designated for the use of any group of supporters to which he does not belong may be ejected from the Ground either for the purposes of his own safety or for any other reason.
19. Save as set out in paragraph 16 above, no person (other than a person who holds an appropriate licence) may capture, log, record, transmit, play, issue, show or otherwise communicate (by digital or other means) any Material in relation to the Match, any players or other persons present in the Ground and/or the Ground, nor may they bring into the Ground or use within the Ground (or provide to, facilitate or otherwise assist another person to use within the Ground) any equipment or technology which is capable of capturing, logging, recording, transmitting, playing, issuing, showing or otherwise communicating (by digital or other means) any such Material. Copyright, database rights and any other intellectual property rights in any unauthorised recording or transmission is assigned (by way of present assignment of future rights) to the Club and the EFL. You further agree (if and whenever required to do so by the Club and/or the EFL) to promptly execute all instruments and do all things necessary to vest the right, title and interest in such rights to the Club and the EFL absolutely and with full title guarantee.
20. No goods (including literature) of any nature may be offered either free or for sale by any person within the Ground without the express written permission of the Club.
21. Tickets are not transferable and may not be offered for sale without the prior written permission of the Club - or otherwise in accordance with the relevant ticket terms and conditions. Any tickets that are transferred are transferred subject to these Ground Regulations. Any tickets offered for sale may be confiscated by any steward, officer of the Club or any police officer. The Club reserves the right to refuse admission to or eject from the Ground and/or “blacklist”, any person who has offered for sale or transferred his/her ticket in contravention of the relevant ticket terms and conditions (and/or the holder of any ticket that has been transferred in contravention of the relevant ticket terms and conditions). Tickets remain the property of the Club at all times.
22. CCTV cameras are in use around and in the Ground. Body worn video cameras recording video and/or audio may also be used as appropriate, for example to record prohibited behaviours as referenced in paragraphs 9 and 10. The Club may itself use or pass to the police or any Football Authority or other clubs, any recordings for use in any proceedings.
23. At all times whilst present in the Ground, persons must comply with any and all instructions of any steward or officer of the Club and/or any police officer. Failure to comply with any instruction may lead to immediate ejection from the Ground.
24. By entering the Ground, all persons are acknowledging that photographic images and/or video recordings (and/or stills taken from video recordings) may be taken of them and may also be used, by way of example and without limitation, in televised coverage of the game or by or on behalf of the Club or any Football Authority (or their commercial partners) for marketing, training or promotional purposes. Entry into the Ground is confirmation that all persons have consented to such use of their image. If these images should feature an individual prominently the Club will make reasonable efforts to gain the consent of that person before publishing such images, however, if this is not possible, then entry into the Ground shall be deemed consent unless the Club is notified in writing to the contrary.
25. Further to paragraph 24, if such person is under 18 years of age, the parent, guardian, or responsible adult who is accompanying them into the Ground shall be deemed to have provided consent on their behalf.
26. Refused entry to (or ejection from) the Ground may lead to further action by the Club including, but not limited to, the withdrawal of any season ticket (without reimbursement), Club Membership and other benefits.

Published by EFL – June 2016.