Away Day Planner: September 2021

Dom Betts 10th August 2021

Dom gives us the lowdown on how to follow the Whites around the country in September.

In September we have three away days, and some of those show the very best of the Championship. Here’s how to get there and some tips on what to do when you are.

Blackpool (11 September)

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Everyone’s buzzing this one’s stayed on a Saturday at 3pm. You can make a weekend of it, or just go for the day.

Trains:

London Euston – Blackpool North

Adult – £87.80

Adult (with Railcard) – £57.85

Child – £43.90

Where to park:

  1. A huge pay and display car park is located to the left of Seasiders Way, which stretches all the way from near the Blackpool South station up to the ground. It costs £3.50 for three hours or £6 for up to six hours.
  2. There are 40 parking spaces available in the St Cuthberts Church Car Park in Lytham Road, which is only a five minute walk away from the ground. It’s pay and display, costing £3 for three hours, £4 for five hours, or £7 for all day. The Church address is 177 Lytham Road, Blackpool, FY1 6EU.

    Where to drink:
  3. The Bridge, 24 Lytham Rd, Blackpool FY1 6DZ. Popular for away fans due to its close proximity to the ground.
  4. The Manchester, 231-233 Promenade, Blackpool FY1 6AH. Another away fans’ favourite. This one is down right by the seafront. It shows live sport for those wanting to catch the Crystal Palace v Tottenham game.
  5. The Velvet Coaster, 501-507 Promenade, Blackpool FY4 1BA. This is a large Wetherspoons outlet down by Pleasure Beach, which at the time of opening in 2015 was the largest in the country.

Birmingham City (15 September)

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Midweek in Birmingham isn’t always the easiest of trips, but here’s how you can get there and back on the same night.

Trains:

London Euston – Birmingham New Street

Adult – £23.60

Adult (with Railcard) – £12.35

Child – £11.80

Where to park:

  1. There’s a small car park directly outside the entrance to the away end, but the availability of spaces for cars is determined by how many away coaches are expected as they park in the same car park, which may mean for certain games that there is no space available for cars at all.
  2. There is plenty of street parking off the left-hand side of the ring road. Either around the small park at the third roundabout that you cross (by Big John’s) or along the road next to and behind the BP garage before the fourth roundabout.

Where to drink:

Most Pubs in the city centre. Usually Fulham Fans tend to drink in Birmingham as there are many more options than in the vicinity of St Andrews in pubs such as The Briar Rose and The Wellington.

Bristol City (25 September)

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Another brilliant away let alone by the TV cameras, here’s how to enjoy this West Country trip.

Trains

Paddington – Temple Meads

Adult – £40.80

Adult (with Railcard) – £26.90

Child – £20.40

Where to park:

There’s the Bedminster Cricket club on Clanage Road (A369) that offers parking at a cost of £5 per car. It’s then around a 5-10 minute walk to the stadium

Where to drink:

  1. The Knights Templar, 1 The Square, BS1 6DG. Near Temple Meads station there’s this Wetherspoons outlet. It’s a two minute walk straight ahead from the station into the Temple area and off to the left in the square.
  2. Tobacco House, Raleigh Rd, BS3 1TF. This is the pub nearest to the ground that away fans get directed to. It’s only a 10 minute walk from the stadium.