Around The Grounds: Bloomfield Road, Blackpool

Ollie Irish

18th, August 2010


TODAY’S Around The Grounds photo essay features Bloomfield Road, the modest home of Premier League high riders Blackpool.


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The statue of former Blackpool player Stan Mortensen, outside Bloomfield Road

Bloomfield FACT (via Wiki):

“Bloomfield Road hosted its 1,000th Football League game on 10 September 1960, with a visit by Lancashire neighbours Bolton Wanderers. The game was the first to be televised in England. It was broadcast on ITV, billed as The Big Game, and three cameras were sited at the back of the Spion Kop. Coverage was scheduled for the last five minutes of the first half and the whole of the second. The Trotters won by a single goal.”

More photo essays of football grounds:

Portman Road

Prenton Park

Victoria Park

Home Park

Stade de Suisse