Blackburn Rovers Football Club - Ewood Park

Ewood Park, Nuttall Street, Blackburn, Lancashire, England, BB2 4JF







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Our Impressions of Ewood Park

Ewood Park is a fairly impressive ground, having had 3 new stands built in the 90's whilst Jack Walker was throwing money at the club. The only remaining undeveloped stand is the Riverside stand. This is a single tier stand and doesn't look nearly as impressive as it's modern 2 tier counterparts. It's the stand as well where you're likely to be afflicted by the 'curse of the annoying pillar'

As a tribute to the man who has played such an important role in the club recently - there is a statue of former club owner Jack Walker to be found behind the Blackburn End.

As an away fan - you'll find yourself seated in the Darwen End. This is typically an allocation of 4,000 tickets (around 3/4 of the stand), but in the occasion demands it the whole of the stand can be made available. The facilities are good our main grumble being the legroom provided being tight as there is not a lot of space between the rows of seats.

The ticket office is located on the corner of the Darwen End and Jack Walker stand (you can't pay on the turnstile)

At half time you'll be able to get yourself the usual burgers, pies, hot dogs and chips as well as a beer.

Directions to Ewood Park

By Road

From The North

Probably less of you travelling from this direction - but turn of the M6 at junction 30 onto the M61. Leave the M61 at junction 9 onto the M65 which takes you towards Blackburn itself. Leave the M65 at junction 4 (A666) and follow the signs for Blackburn.

From the South

From the M6 turn of at junction 29 onto the M65 towards Blackburn itself. Turn right at the first set of traffic lights you hit and you'll find Ewood Park on the right hand side about 1 mile down the road.

From the East

Take the M62 onto the M66/A56, and then onto the M65 towards Blackburn itself. Turn right at the first set of traffic lights you hit and you'll find Ewood Park on the right hand side about 1 mile down the road. Greg Miller has dropped us an e-mail, and says 'Ewood Park is signposted from junction 4 off the M65 (which leaves the M6 at Junction 29)'.

By Rail

The nearest railway stations are at Blackburn (1.5 miles) and Mill Hill (1 mile).

By Bus

Jump on any bus from the Blackburn town centre heading for Darwen and it will drop you off 2 minutes from the ground.

Local Area around Ewood Park

Car Parking

Street parking within a short walking distance is advisable. There are a few car-parks off the A666 Bolton Road at Darwin High School and at The Fernhurst pub. Parking only available at the ground if pre-booked.

There are extensive secure private parking facilities immediately adjacent to the stadium, allowing for up to 800 vehicles.

Iggi has e-mailed us, and says 'Beware if parking on a car park on Bolton Rd, especially the Fernhurst car park!! Traffic on the bolton road is a nightmare after games and most of these car parks have only one exit. Better to go for a drink or a bite to eat to let the traffic settle bfore attempting to get off these car parks!'

Pubs Near Ewood Park

The Fernhurst Arms

In contrast to most of the pubs in the vicinity of Ewood Park, the The Fernhurst Arms is located at the away supporters end of the ground, on the A666 (Bolton Road), and welcomes away fans. This is a large pub, with a good restaurant area (we didn't have a chance to try the food) and Sky / Setanta sports.

The White Bull

Located on Livesey Branch Road (head up the hill away from the ground and its on the left) This is my regular watering hole and its a family friendly pub. There is good banter and atmosphere, and all the regulars are nice enough. 'Hughie', the landlord and the girls behind the bar will makes you feel more than welcome and they serve lagers, traditional northern bitter (as well as Tetleys) and I think Murphys as well. Away fans are fine in here even with colours on (apart from Burnley and possible other high profile games) - Review from Adam 07/01/2004

The Fox and Hounds

The Fox and Hounds is located directly across from McDonalds, and welcomes most away fans apart from high profile local derby games (Burnley, Man Utd, Bolton, etc) but generally speaking, away fans are welcome. Although to guarentee entry, it would be best to cover your club colours. Like the White Bull this pub has a friendly atmosphere and good banter.

The Havelock Inn

The Havelock Inn is located on Havelock Street, and offers reasonably priced beer and food. It should also be noted, that it gets very busy due to its close proximity to the main car park.

Sams Watersedge Bar

Sams Watersedge Bar is located in Albion Street, and runs alongside the canal. It's a large family pub which also serves food on matchday

The Aqueduct Inn

The Aqueduct Inn is strictly home fans only and best to avoid. They have bouncers on the door who will listen for accents, look for colours, and they pretty much know their regulars anyway.

Ewood Arms

The Ewood Arms is located on Bolton Road, and again is a home fans only pub.

Fast Food Near Ewood Park


There is a McDonalds restaurant within a two minutes walk of the ground.

Chip Shop

There is a good chippie located about 30 doors down from Levers pies (if anyone could supply the name that'd be great - FanZone team.)

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