Don’t just take our word for it when it comes to the best ways to get there, where to park, where to stay, or which pub to go when you’re going to see your team play Blackburn Rovers away. Find out what other away fans thought of their visit to Ewood Park in our away day reviews.
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Review by Derby County fan David Brown
Why did you choose to go to this game and why were you looking forward to it?
I was taking my Granddaughter (age 9) to her first ever away game.
How did you travel to the game and how easy was it?
We travelled by car.
If you drove, was it easy to find car parking and make your way to the stadium?
Yes, we parked at the recommended away pub (The Fernhurst) and parking was £5, and a 3 minute walk to the ground.
Which pubs did you go to before the game and what was the atmosphere like?
The Fernhurst pub IS close to the ground, and is a large pub which is very friendly. It had sky sports showing a lunchtime game. The food was good and the pub was full but the doormen ensured that the numbers were kept to a maximum so it was well managed and never packed with some fans queuing to get in and had to wait until others left.
Where did you eat on your away day and was it good value?
We had a hot dog in the ground. The food was limited to pies and hot dogs (the usual stuff). We were quick to get served as there were lots of available staff, and the prices were ok. Beer was fine I was told so all in all good service and okay food.
What did you think of the away end and your view of the game?
We had a good view although top tier was some way from the pitch but as it was raining we were better off up there!
What was the atmosphere like during the match?
Pretty poor actually. Home fans didn’t have much to cheer about and neither did we, as it was a very cold and wet drab 1-0 home win. The ground is nice with traditional 4 stand system. Three excellent stands and that awful old shed down the side that looks so 1970’s. It’s a good distance from the front seat to the pitch and it’s not covered, so with it raining, the fans in the first 20 rows moved away.
How friendly were the home fans out of 10?
10/10 – Blackburn fans are true fans supporting a team who haven’t done much for a while yet those there for that game cheered the team on and were very friendly.
How easy did you find it to get away from the stadium after the game?
Simple. I checked the site – great directions and advice.
How much did you spend in total on this away day? Was it good value for money?
Tickets: £65 for 2 adults and 1 under 10. Fuel £35. Food and drink £40. Total £140. Yes. it was good value for money and we will go again.
Would you recommend this away day to other fans?
Yes, go have fun. Enjoy the game with the reassurance that you will get value for money, a safe ground for away fans and a friendly welcome and good atmosphere if the game is worth watching.