Ewood Park (capacity 31,367)
Formerly known as Ewood Bridge, Ewood Park has been permanent home to Blackburn Rovers since 1890, after they moved from their previous ground, Leamington Street. The stadium underwent a number of developments, most significantly under Jack Walker, when Ewood Park became one of the most advanced stadiums in the country.
Indeed, the biggest stand is named after former club owner Jack Walker, who did so much for the club during his time at the club. This has 11,000 seats and also contains the home and away dressing rooms as well as the media facilities. There is also a statue in his honour which is situated behind the Ronnie Clayton Blackburn end.
Away fans visiting Ewood Park are located in the Bryan Douglas Darwen End, usually taking up around three quarters of the stand with an allocation of around 4,000 tickets.
Street parking near Ewood is limited due to parking restrictions on march day. There is parking available at the stadium which can be booked in advance or availability dependent can be paid for by cash on the day. Alternatively, there are a number of private matchday car parks in operation in the surrounds to Ewood Park.
We’ve compiled a list of car parks, below, near to Ewood Park for hassle free parking while you’re at the match.
|Car Park||Sat Nav||Cost||Distance to Ground||Description|
|Ewood Park Car Parks||BB2 4JF||£10||0.1km||There is matchday parking available in Car Parks B,H, and F at Ewood Park which can be booked in advance or paid for on the day, subject to availability.|
|Fernhurst Lodge Pub||BB2 4JP||£5||0.3km||This pub is traditionally an away pub, so many visiting fans like to park here. It’s a 5 minute walk to the stadium so it’s also very convenient. Traffic can be really bad on Bolton Road after the match so the downside to parking here is you probably won’t get a quick escape.|
|Darwen Vale High School||BB3 0AL||£5||1.6km||Darwen Vale High School offers matchday car parking, with the £5 being donated to East Lancashire Hospice. It’s around a 15 minute walk from here to Ewood Park.|
Mill Hill, which is served by trains from Manchester Victoria, is the closest railway station to Ewood Park, and it’s around a 15 minute walk from here to the stadium.
When you arrive at Mill Hill, walk up the steps from the platform and turn left on to New Chapel Street and continue past a shopping area and a park. Take a left on to New Wellington Street and continue until you come to a small bridge which crosses the Leeds Liverpool canal. This will take you on to Albion Street where you will see a mill on the left and a school on your right. Walk to the end of Albion Street and you will come to Livesey Branch Road. Turn left on to this road and you’ll see Ewood Park in front of you.
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There are a number of away friendly pubs near Ewood Park, all of which cater to different needs. Please note, however, that some bars require club colours to be covered and some do not allow children.
However, rather than take our word for it, we want to give you the view from other away fans who have visited Ewood Park.
Over the coming months we will be building up fans reviews of the best places to drink on an away trip to Blackburn Rovers, and you’ll be able to find them here.
In the meantime, we’ve included a map below with all the best away pubs highlighted for you.
See what other away fans think of Blackburn Rovers’ Ewood Park in our ‘Away Day Reviews’.
If you’ve already been, then you can share your experience with us by writing your own review.
See how Blackburn Rovers perform in our away day rankings, where away fans rate the pie, pint, cuppa and away day overall.
Check out our photo gallery where you can view other away fans’ photos. You can also share your own experience by uploading your own!