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EWOOD PARK
 
Ewood Park has been a League ground for 131 seasons;
from September 12th, 1890 to the current day .

Ewood Park was the 17th
ground to be used for a League game.

Current Capacity 31,154

Year opened 1890

 
GROUND HISTORY adapted from "The Ultimate Directory of English & Scottish Football League Grounds"
 
Blackburn Rovers FC first played four games on this site, then known as Ewood Bridge, in 1881 whilst waiting to move into Leamington Street from Alexandra Meadows. By the time that the club made a permanent move here in 1890, it was known as Ewood Park and had been redeveloped as a sports ground. The football pitch was surrounded by an oval running track and the facilities included a main stand on the east side and two small stands on the west. Within a few years the ground earned a unique place in football history when the Football League match v. West Bromwich Albion on February 5th, 1898 became the first ever match recorded on movie film.
 
The ground saw considerable improvements in the period leading up to WWI, with the construction of concrete terracing and a cover at the south end, new seated stands on both sides of the pitch and it was probably at this time that the running track was dispensed with. The north end terracing was concreted in 1928 and the record attendance of 61,783 was set one year later at the FA Cup 6th Round tie v. Bolton Wanderers (1-1) on March 2nd.
The ground remained virtually unchanged until a cover was installed at the north end in 1960 and a new stand constructed on the east side in 1988. During the 1990s major alterations took place when the stadium was made an all-seater with the purchase of additional land around the site, construction of three new all-seater stands around the north, south and west sides and installation of seats in the east stand giving a capacity of 31,367 at the start of the 2007/8 season. The pitch size was 115 x 76 yards.
 

GROUND DETAILS adapted from "The Extreme Groundhoppers Guide"
 
Ground address: Ewood Park, Nuthall Street, Blackburn, Lancashire, BB2 4JF
Main phone number: 0871 702 1875
Ticket office: 0871 222 1444
Ticket prices: The price of ticket varies so go on to their web site and buy your tickets on line
 
If driving to ground: North Travel the M6 to junction 30, and merge onto the M61 then at leave junction 9 then onto the M65 towards Blackburn, then leave the M65 at Junction 4 (A666) and follow signs towards Darwen/ Blackburn. At the roundabout take the fourth exit into Earcroft Way and take a right at the lights and go under the M65 past the Fernhurst Lodge Pub then take the third right into the ground South Travel the M6 to junction 29, then onto the M65 towards Blackburn, then leave the M65 at Junction 4 (A666) and follow signs above East Use Motorway M62 onto M66/A56, then onto the M65, head towards Blackburn then leave the M65 at Junction 4 (A666) and at the roundabout take the first exit into Earcroft Way and then follow the above directions for the North.
 
If using Public Transport: Trains to Blackburn are there are direct trains from Manchester Victoria, Salford Crescent and Preston. If you don’t wish to walk it then walk three minutes up to the town centre and from stance M get the Darwen bus to the ground or go to stance N and get the Number 1, 3 or 225 bus and it will cost you Ł1.60 return or save your cash and walk it to the ground its only a 17 minute walk to the ground. From the Rail Station you turn left into Jubilee Street and at the end turn left into Darwen Street walk to the junction of Russell Street you walk straight on towards Bolton. This will take you into Great Bolton Street after the bridge and then becomes Bolton Road. Follow this straight along for just over a mile. After you go under another railway bridge, the ground is down on your left just after you pass the Aqueduct pub you can walk down Kidder Street or Tweed Street to get to the ground (nice Pies)
 
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