- Address: Seasiders Way, Blackpool
- Country: United Kingdom
- Capacity: 16,000
- Opened: 28 October 1899
- Main use: Football
- Tenants: Blackpool FC (football)
Extra stadium info – Bloomfield Road Stadium
On 13 January 1917, a fire damaged the Bloomfield Road Stadium. When the fire brigade arrived, one of the stands was a blazing inferno with a northerly wind causing the flames to destroy the entire stand. The original secretary’s office and the boardroom were destroyed by the fire. Trophies and a collection of historical photographs were also destroyed by the fire. The fire resulted in a rebuilding programme for the Bloomfield Road Stadium. The stadium’s record attendance was set on 17 September 1955, when 38,000 people showed up for a match between Blackpool FC and the Wolverhampton Wanderers.
Blackpool FC and Spanish clubs
In 1957, FC Barcelona approached Blackpool FC to play a match at the Bloomfield Road Stadium. When the players of FC Barcelona entered the venue, the visiting Spanish support greeted them with firecrackers. Blackpool FC rested several players when they faced FC Barcelona. The game between Blackpool FC and the Spanish football giants ended in a 3-3 draw. FC Barcelona defeated Real Madrid in their previous match. Real Madrid became the first sports club with 100 million followers, followed by FC Barcelona. Both clubs won multiple world championship titles.
The first Premier League match at the Bloomfield Road Stadium
The Bloomfield Road Stadium hosted its first Premier League game for Blackpool Football Club on 28 August 2010. Blackpool FC faced Fulham FC in that match. The Premier League game ended in a 2-2 draw. Robert Lester Zamora, who played two matches for the national football team of England, scored the first Premier League goal at the Bloomfield Road Stadium.
The first Premier League season for Blackpool FC
Blackpool FC drew an average home attendance of 15,000 in their maiden Premier League season. In 2011, they finished 19th place in their first-ever Premier League season. Blackpool FC were relegated to the second level of English football that year. In 2012, Blackpool FC almost returned to the Premier League. They lost a decisive game for promotion to the Premier League against West Ham United that year.