Blackpool Preview

Dundee’s final pre season friendly is against English League One side Blackpool at the Kilmac Stadium at Dens Park on Tuesday and here we round up everything you need to know ahead of the match.

Match Info

FIXTURE: Dundee v Blackpool

COMPETITION: Pre-season Friendly

DATE: Tuesday 9th July 2019

KICK-OFF: 7.45pm

VENUE: Kilmac Stadium at Dens Park

Ticketing Information

This match is pay at the gate and the entry price for all tickets is £5 with Under 12s free if accompanied by an adult.

The Bobby Cox and Main Stands will be open. Blackpool fans will be housed in the Main Stand.

Opposition Info

FORMED: 1887

STADIUM: Bloomfield Road

CAPACITY: 17,338

PITCH SIZE: 102.4m x 67.7m

MANAGER: Simon Grayson

CHAIRMAN: Michael Bolingbroke

NICKNAMES: The Seasiders, The Pool or The Tangerines

MASCOT: Bloomfield Bear

CLUB COLOURS: Tangerine and White

HONOURS: FA Cup winners: 1953

Football League Second Division (2nd tier) champions: 1929/30

Football League Championship (2nd tier) play-off winners: 2009/10

Football League League One (3rd tier) play-off winners: 2006/07,

Football League Fourth Division (4th tier) play-off winners:

1984/85

Football League Third Division (4th tier) play-off winners: 2000/01

Football League League Two (4th tier) play-off winners : 2016/17

Football League Trophy winners: 2002, 2004

Anglo-Italian Cup winners: 1971

Football League War Cup: 1942/43

RECORD WIN: 10-0 v Lanerossi Vicenza, Anglo-Italian Cup, 10/6/1972

CLUB WEBSITE: www.blackpoolfc.co.uk

Getting to the Ground

The full address of the Kilmac Stadium at Dens Park for Sat-Nav is Dens Park, Sandeman Street, Dundee, DD3 7JY

By bus:
From Dundee City Centre you can use the no. 1A National Express Dundee bus service which can be boarded at Albert Square every 12 minutes and takes you to Dens Road.

By train:
Trains from all over the country pass through the main Dundee station and supporters can then proceed to the ground by the above bus services from stops situated within walking distance of the station

By car:

Approaching from a westerly direction, (eg Glasgow or Edinburgh)

As you approach at the roundabout, continue on the A90 (Kingsway) for about 2 miles, take the second flyover exit (B960) and follow the signs for ‘Football Traffic until you reach the stadium

Travelling from the south (via Tay Road Bridge)

Exit the Tay Road Bridge in the right hand lane then stay in the left hand lane on the inner ring road. You will approach a set of traffic lights (Arnold Clark Garage on your right) turn left at the lights, straight through the next roundabout. Stay in the left hand lane which will split in two as you approach the next roundabout (Ladywell). Keep in the second lane from the left and you will be directed up Victoria Road. Continue up this road which becomes Dens Road after about 1 mile. Turn right at the second mini roundabout into Arklay Street and take the second street on your left. The stadium is approximately 400 yards on your left.

Travelling from the North (Grampian)

As you approach Dundee on the A90 you will arrive at the Kingway at the Shell garage, continue straight ahead (A929) then turn right at the traffic lights along Clepington Road, follow the signs for ‘Football Traffic’.

Travelling from The North (Inverness-shire)

Follow the A9 South and follow signs for Perth. Once you reach the Broxden Roundabout follow signs for Dundee. As you approach Dundee at the roundabout, continue on the A90 (Kingsway) for about 2 miles, take the second flyover exit (B960) and follow the signs for ‘Football Traffic’ until you reach the stadium.

Parking arrangements for “Blue Badge” holders are as follows:
Home Support – East Side of Provost Road heading from Sandeman Street to Dens Road
Away Support – East side of North Isla Street

For a taxi to the ground, call Tay Taxis on 01382 450450

Head to Head v Blackpool

Dundee and Blackpool have never met

Blackpool’s Season So Far

The match against Dundee at the Kilmac Stadium at Dens Park will be Blackpool’s first pre-season friendly and they will follow that up with matches against Spennymoor Town, AFC Fylde, Barrow, Altrincham, Southport, Blackburn Rovers and Longridge Town as they prepare for the new League One campaign.

Last Friday Terry McPhillips stood down as manager after indicating to The Seasiders; board that he had no long tern desire to be a manger, having taken over during last season.

Matchday Programme

For the 2019/20 season Dundee have again teamed up with Curtis Sport to produce our match programme and for the Blackpool game it will be a special 16 page edition that will fold out into a fixtures poster.

If you can’t make the game but would still like a copy of the programme, it can be purchased from the Curtis Sport website www.curtis-sport.co.uk

Live Coverage

We won’t have any live coverage on DeeTV this evening but we’ll have live updates on the twitter feed and full match replay, highlights and post match interviews will be available after the match for subscribers.