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AWAY DAY GUIDE | Blackburn Rovers

All the key information you'll need if you're headed to Ewood Park

29 January 2024

Feature

AWAY DAY GUIDE | Blackburn Rovers

All the key information you'll need if you're headed to Ewood Park

29 January 2024

The Red Dragons travel up north to Ewood Park for a mouth-watering Emirates FA Cup Fourth Round clash against Blackburn Rovers.

Phil Parkinson’s side are set to be backed by over 7,000 supporters in Lancashire, with a Fifth-Round home tie against Newcastle United on the line following yesterday’s draw.

Ahead of the match, we look at all the information you’ll need if you’re set to attend tonight’s fixture.

If you can't make it, as the fixture has been selected for TV coverage, both UK and International supporters can only access live commentary on iFollow Wrexham for the match.

To view all package options, click here.

How To Get There: Ewood Park (BB2 4JF)

Blackburn Rovers’ stadium is situated on Ewood Park, Blackburn, BB2 4JF.

All away supporters should take note of the entry point on their tickets, with all fans situated in the Darwen End, which consists of upper and lower stands.

Official Supporter Travel 

We are providing 18 supporter coaches for tonight's match at Ewood Park, which will be ready to collect from Wrexham University from 3.45pm, with a view to departing between 4pm and 4.15pm.

All coach tickets list the coach number (1-18), and you must board your allocated coach. Please do not attempt to board another coach, as this will slow boarding down for everybody.

All under-14s must be accompanied on official supporter travel, and alcohol is strictly prohibited by law.

If you’re travelling by car 

Supporters travelling by car are advised that official parking at Ewood Park is fully booked and no further spaces are available, while parking in the local vicinity is limited and largely permit spaces only.

You can find full information about travelling to Ewood Park in this guide on Blackburn Rovers’ website.

If you are arriving by car, taxi, or minibus and require a drop-off point, you can use one of the two areas located at either end of the Jack Walker Stand. All Wrexham supporters should please use the Velvet Street drop-off point.

Drop-off points also as pick up points after the match, however, traffic will be heavy at this time and surrounding roads around the stadium are closed 15 minutes after full-time.

Please be aware that all surrounding roads to Ewood Park will be closed after full-time for 15 minutes.

If you’re travelling by train 

Blackburn Station is approximately a mile and a half away 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.

To view train times, head to the National Rail website: nationalrail.co.uk.

Ewood Park is a 10-minute walk away from Mill Hill Station and a 20-minute walk from Blackburn Station.

Parking

As previously stated, official parking at Ewood Park is fully booked and no further spaces are available, while parking in the local vicinity is limited and largely permit spaces only.

If supporters wish to park in the surrounding areas, they must do so respectfully and adhere to all signage displayed.

There is a resident parking scheme in place in the surrounding streets of Ewood Park which is strictly enforced. Parking in the surrounding streets may lead you to being fined and your vehicle may be clamped or removed.

Find out more about available car parks in Blackburn here.

Ticket Collections

As this fixture is an all-digital ticketed match, there will be no collections of physical tickets.

Once you have purchased your ticket, you should receive an email with your e-ticket – which you can either download or print out.

If presenting your eTicket on a phone at Ewood Park, please ensure that your phone is well-charged, the screen is not damaged or cracked and that the brightness on your device is turned up.

If you decide to print your ticket at home, ensure it is A4 size and that it is not damaged. There will be no reprints from Blackburn Rovers under any circumstance at Ewood Park.

Supporters without a ticket

While we appreciate our fans wish to support the team, we urge supporters without a ticket to not attend the game or travel.

In addition to this, any Wrexham supporter found to be in possession of a ticket in the home end at Ewood Park will be refused entry and ejected from the venue immediately, without refund.

Away Pubs

There are a couple of pubs who will accept away supporters, however, some pubs may limit the number of visiting fans entering, and they may request you to hide your Club colours, or not allow children.

Blackburn Rovers suggest The Black Bull, which is a four-minute drive from Ewood Park, while Lancashire Police have suggested the Fernhurst and Golden Cup. 

Alternatively, the away fan zone in the Darwen End is another option. 

Food and Drink

Please note that all purchases of food and drink within the stadium are strictly card-only, as Ewood Park is a cashless venue.

Supporter Conduct 

Wrexham AFC wishes to remind supporters of the potential safety implications and consequences that may occur as a result of pitch incursions and other illegal and unacceptable behaviour.

As previously communicated, supporters who encroach on the pitch risk facing a Football Banning Order as well as a criminal conviction, while the Club itself could also face a fine for these actions.

There may also be other implications for the Club, including restrictions on future away ticket allocations. This is due to potential safety measures the home Club are required to put in place which impacts on the availability of seating.

The Club understands the emotion and passion that comes with attending the match as a fan but must reiterate that the safety of players, managers and supporters on both sides remains our priority.

The vast majority of fans have – and continue to – support the Club in an appropriate manner and are a credit to Wrexham AFC, but we will seek the strongest possible punishment for those who enter the field of play or engage in any other unacceptable behaviour.

As in line with the FA initiative, Wrexham AFC fully support the ‘Love Football Protect the Game’ program.

Wrexham AFC support the new measures that have been implemented to both improve participant and fan behaviour across the board.

Wrexham AFC operates a zero-tolerance policy for discrimination of any kind, and supporters are encouraged to come forward and report any incidents it to the nearest steward, the Club, or Kick it Out.

For further details on the campaign and the new policies in place to combat hate crime, read more here.


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