Vital Football

Latest Blackpool FC News

Reebok Ground Guide

Reebok Ground Guide



The Reebok Stadium - Horwich Wanderers

60 years since the greatest cup final ever. Wouldn`t it be nice to pee on the parade once again of the team who lasted a solitary season beyond our flirtation with the Premier League.
We all started the season brimming with the confidence from last seasons` last gasp miss, it faded like the seats in the North. Will they ever be replaced? Will our hopes be rekindled next season? In Ince we`ve become solid if not spectacular. With our safety secured this will be the last time we`ll see some of the old guard in tangerine, let`s go out with a bang

The Stadium
Bye bye Burden, 1997 saw the opening of the Reebok.

The move was unpopular with many fans. This was partly due to the new stadium being built out-of-town, and partly due to sentimental attachment to the old stadium and its history. In recognition of this, the street on which the ground stands is called Burnden Way.

The lead consultant/architect of the project was Lobb Sports, but the local firm of Bradshaw Gass & Hope acted as planning supervisors and quantity surveyors. The value of the contract was 25 million. The stadium was opened on 1 September 1997 by the Labour Party deputy prime minister John Prescott.

The Reebok Stadium is named for long-time sponsor, Reebok. Again, this was unpopular with many fans, as it was considered impersonal, and that too much emphasis was being placed on financial considerations.

With a 28723 capacity, rarely full but with their season not over, the 32000 tangerines will add some colour and noise to the place.

How To Get There
M55, M6 south. Join the M61 Leave the 61 at junction 6 and take the exit from the sliproad roundabout onto the A6027 Mansell Way. The ground is literally there.

For the sat navvers - BL6 6JW
For the Virgin lovers amongst us - The Reebok Stadium is situated 4 miles west of Bolton town centre. The closest train station is Horwich Parkway, within 400 yards of the ground.

Where To drink
Limited to say the least. There`s no love lost between us I`ll be gobsmacked if they let us drink anywhere near the ground. The Barnstormers is on Lostock Lane. If we`re lucky plod will steer us towards the BeeHive, only 250 yards from the ground. Ale is on sale within the ground, although they have been known not to serve it on the big games.
The Middlebrook retail park has plenty of restaurants but are bouncer led and you`ll do well to get in to one.

Plod & Stewards
Plod will have a decent presence. Stewards are reported as being very hands on. Fear Factor Rating - 5.

For the younger of fans this will simply be another game, for the older of us forget Preston as the rivals for those of us there on that tragic day, Bolton will always be the most disliked of rivals. Never forget.

Onwards + Upwards


Writer:Simon Heaney
Date:Friday May 3 2013
Time: 1:32PM

Best of Vital Network

Vital Boxing - Staged or Real?

Comments

0
Oh you guys are so funny. Horwich Wanderers hahaha. We did indeed only last a year more than you, but were in it for about 8/9 years before you managed it.
Boltongav
04/05/2013 00:34:00
0
Dear Gav, Your seasons over, why don't you go home.......
Bob The Hat
04/05/2013 21:28:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Blackpool Articles

Trophy Delight For Bowyer

Manager Gary Bowyer has given his thoughts on Blackpool's progression through to round three of the EFL Trophy this season.

EFL Trophy Third Round Draw Tomorrow

With Tuesday evening seeing the bulk of the EFL Trophy second round ties taking place...

Lyness The Penalty Hero Against Doncaster

Former Birmingham and Burton keeper Dean Lyness marked his return from injury with a couple of penalty saves against Doncaster as Blackpool won in the Checkatrade Trophy on Tuesday.

Stats: Doncaster Rovers v Blackpool

All the stats from Doncaster Rovers (1) vs (1) Blackpool, Keepmoat Stadium, 6/12/16 Att: 1549

Archived Vital Blackpool Articles

Vital Blackpool articles from

Site Journalists

Write for Vital Blackpool
Write For Vital Blackpool
Apply Here

Current Poll (see more polls)

Doncaster MotM
Suggested By:
Lyness80%
Aimson0%
Nolan0%
Higham0%
Philliskirk0%
Cain0%
McAlister0%
Samuel0%
Yeates0%
Gnanduillet0%
Cullen0%
Sub - Redshaw0%
Sub - Cameron20%
Sub - Roache0%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Doncaster 19 12 3 4 39 14
2 Carlisle 19 10 8 1 38 14
3 Plymouth 19 12 2 5 38 8
4 Portsmouth 19 9 4 6 31 12
5 Luton 19 8 7 4 31 10
6 Yeovil 19 8 4 7 28 1
7 Wycombe 19 8 4 7 28 1
8 Blackpool 19 7 6 6 27 11
9 Stevenage 19 8 3 8 27 1
10 Barnet 19 6 9 4 27 0
11 Grimsby 19 7 5 7 26 2
12 Crewe 19 6 8 5 26 -3
13 Cambridge 19 7 4 8 25 -2
14 Mansfield 19 6 7 6 25 -4
15 Colchester 19 6 5 8 23 1
16 Crawley 19 6 5 8 23 -11
17 Morecambe 19 7 2 10 23 -13
18 Hartlepool 19 5 7 7 22 -4
19 Notts County 19 6 4 9 22 -8
20 Accrington 19 5 6 8 21 -5
21 Exeter 19 6 2 11 20 -5
22 Leyton Orient 19 5 3 11 18 -5
23 Cheltenham 19 3 9 7 18 -8
24 Newport 19 4 5 10 17 -7
Vital Football Comment
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Write for Vital Football

Recent Blackpool Results (view all)

Blackpool Fixtures (view all)

Dec 10 2016 3:00PM : Stevenage (a)
Sky Bet League Two
Dec 17 2016 3:00PM : Luton Town (H)
Sky Bet League Two
Dec 26 2016 3:00PM : Hartlepool United (a)
Sky Bet League Two
Dec 31 2016 3:00PM : Grimsby Town (a)
Sky Bet League Two
Jan 2 2017 3:00PM : Mansfield Town (H)
Sky Bet League Two
Jan 7 2017 3:00PM : Crawley Town (H)
Sky Bet League Two

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.SeasideEssexXile99
2.premier 191
3.SaskPool55
4.Bear195131
5.Hastings31
6.Layton_Seasider30
7.BobHatton16
8.suffolknwot13
9.liverpoolseasider8
10.nunu6
The Vital Football Members League