Fleetwood Town Club Profile
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Fleetwood Town : Club Background
Fleetwood's Highbury Stadium, showing their club shop and main ticket office
Fleetwood's Highbury Stadium, showing their club shop and main ticket office
Photo © 2015 Steve Daniels.

Normally Yeovil Town fans are fairly clued up on their non-league footy, but despite Fleetwood Town being one of the new arrivals in the Football League, the Lancashire club have not been a name on our lips until extremely recently. At the time when we were promoted from the Conference, Fleetwood Town were in North West Counties Football League Division One - the ninth tier of English League football - which was somewhat off our radar, which probably explains why we know so little of our opponents. So anyway, who are Fleetwood?

To quote Wikipedia, "Fleetwood is a town within the Wyre district of Lancashire, England, lying at the northwest corner of the Fylde. It had a population of 26,840 people at the 2001 Census. It forms part of the Greater Blackpool conurbation." It's situated around 10 miles north of the centre of Blackpool, and is 252 miles from Yeovil. The current Fleetwood Town club was formed in 1997, although two previous incarnations of football have existed in Fleetwood between 1908 and 1976 and 1977 and and 1996. They have been known as Fleetwood, Fleetwood Wanderers and Fleetwood Freeport over the years, but their current name was adopted as late as 2002.

Their sudden charge up the leagues commenced in 2005, when they won the North West Counties Football League, followed by promotion from the Northern Premier League First Division a year later. The year 2008 saw them crowned as Northern Premier League Premier Division champions, followed by promotion from the Conference North division at the end of the 2009-10 season. They almost achieved a double promotion from the Conference National division, finishing 5th, but they lost heavily to eventual play-off winners AFC Wimbledon in the semi-finals and so had to spend a second season at Conference level.

During the 2011-12 season, they had their first meeting with Yeovil Town - knocking us out of the FA Cup after a replay, in a televised match on the BT Sports channel. That result came near the start of a 29 game unbeaten run in the Conference League, that was to give them 103 points in the league, and promotion to the Football League by five points. They finished a comfortable 13th in their first League Two season, and then followed that up by a 4th place finish for the 2013-14 season - enough to put them into the play-offs, beating Burton Albion 1-0 in the Wembley final to send them up into League One.

Fleetwood's rapid rise has been significantly helped by some serious bankrolling along the way. They are owned by local man Andy Pilley, whose energy supply firm Business Energy Solutions is one of the areas biggest employers. He has also helped finance new stadium development at their Highbury Stadium, with a £4.5 million new Parkside Stand being opened in April 2011 at around a capacity of 2,000 including a number of executive boxes and giving the club new offices. That has given the club an overall capacity of around 5,500 and enough to see them pass the Football League's ground grading regulations.

So far in League One they've shown themselves as being competitive, and lie in a solid mid-table position towards the end of the 2014-15 season. They'll probably need another season or two before they dare dream about anything more than that, at which point Mr Pilley may need to dip into his pocket to an even greater extent than before.

Fleetwood's Parkside Stand - a new development housing 2,000 spectators and now their main stand
Fleetwood's Parkside Stand - a new development housing 2,000 spectators and now their main stand
Photo © 2015 FWP Group.

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Fleetwood Town : We've Met Before
Previous Results for Yeovil Town First Team vs Fleetwood Town

02/12/2011AwayFAC2D2-23319Upson 32, Clifford 49
13/12/2011HomeFAC2RL0-23276
15/11/2014HomeFL1L0-13577
06/04/2015AwayFL1L0-43086


Results Summary For Yeovil Town First Team vs Fleetwood Town

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Fleetwood Town : Club Statistics

FORTHCOMING FIXTURES

CLUB GOALSCORERS
Name LGE FAC FAT LGC CC Total

ATTENDANCE STATISTICS

Highest League Attendance: Not Applicable
Lowest League Attendance: Not Applicable
Average League Attendance: Not Applicable

CURRENT LEAGUE SEQUENCE STATISTICS

Games Without A Win: 0 Games Without A Home Win: 0
Games Without An Away Win: 0 Games Without Defeat: 0
Games Without A Home Defeat: 0 Games Without An Away Defeat: 0
Games Without A Draw: 0 Games Without A Score Draw: 0
Games Without A No-Score Draw: 0 Games Without Scoring: 0
Games Without Conceding: 0 Home Results Sequence:
Away Results Sequence: Overall Results Sequence:


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Fleetwood Town : Club Information
Highbury Stadium
Park Avenue
Fleetwood
Lancashire
FY7 6TX

(Click for map)

Telephone Number : 01253 775080
Fax :
Email: info@fleetwoodtownfc.com
Chairman : Andy Pilley
Secretary : Steve Edwards
Safety Officer :
Web Site / Programme Editor : Derick Thomas
Manager : Graham Alexander

Capacity : 5,663
Seated : 2,550
Covered Terrace :

Record Attendance : 5,194 vs York City (League Two Play-Off Semi-Final, May 16th 2014 vs York City)
Colours : Mainly red shirts with white sleeves and white shorts
Nickname : Trawlermen, Cod Army

Ticket Prices :
Fleetwood's usual policy for visiting supporters is to allocate up to 300 seated tickets in blocks F and G of the Parkside Stand, whilst there are around 1,000 spaces available on the Percy Ronson Terrace. However, for our 2014-15 visit to the ground we're only getting seated tickets. These are priced as follows: Advance terrace tickets can be purchased from the Huish Park Ticket Office from and you can choose to either sit in their new Main Stand or go onto a terrace. If you want stand tickets you'll need to pay on the night of the match. Prices are as follows:

Adults: £22.00; Over-65s: £17.00; Under-18s: £17.00; Under-16s: £14.00; Under-5s: Free.

All prices go up by £2.00 on the day of the game.

Disabled Info:

Wheelchair disabled and ambulant disabled supporters pay the above prices according to your age. However, you can admit an assistant free of charge. The club indicate that there are eight disabled spaces in the Highbury Stand, which is a side on facility, and these have eight corresponding spaces for assistants. We're a little bit surprised that their new Parkside Stand does not have any disabled facilities listed. Call Fleetwood on 01253 775080 for any special arrangements.

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Fleetwood Town : Directions To The Ground

Fleetwood's Percy Ronson Terrace - sometimes open to away fans, but not always
Fleetwood's Percy Ronson Terrace - sometimes open to away fans, but not always
Photo © 2015 Tangerines.

General

Fleetwood is situated 6/7 miles north of Blackpool on the northwest corner of the Fylde peninsula in Lancashire. Head towards Blackpool and then go up to the edge the south side of Morecambe Bay.

By Road

Assuming you're going to travel from the Yeovil area, you're going to head up virtually the full length of the M5 and the M6. Multimap makes it a 276 mile trip.

Exit the M6 at Junction 32 and take the M55 towards Blackpool. Then leave the M55 at Junction 3 and take the A585 towards Fleetwood. On the outskirts of the town you will come to a roundabout with Blackpool and Fylde college on your left. Continue straight on towards Fleetwood but after the roundabout take the first left into Copse Road.

After about a mile as you pass Fleetwood Fire station, branch left and turn left on to Radcliffe Road, as if you were going back on yourself. Then take the next right on to Stanley Road and the stadium is at the bottom of this road on the left.

Parking

Fleetwood indicate that there is a small amount of parking available at the ground, however other guides suggest that this is not available to away fans. The area does have a decent amount of street parking though so it shouldn't be too hard to find a space.

By Supporters Coaches

The Green and White Supporters Club are running coaches to the match for this 2014-15 season League One fixture as follows:

Coaches will depart from Huish Park at 7.00a.m. Cost of travel will be £30.00 for members with Concessions available at £28.00. Non-GWSC members are welcomed and will pay two pounds extra.

To place your booking, send a text message to Paul Hadlow on 07736 044570. If you want to call him please only do so after 6.00p.m. You can also reach him at paulhadlow@outlook.com - Remember in all cases to ensure you make clear which match you are booking for, your full name (and any other names you are booking for) and a contact telephone number. .

By Rail

Not the easiest of grounds to get to by rail. Poulton-le-Fylde is the nearest station to the ground, although the more likely station to pick on mainline routes is Blackpool North which is around seven miles from the ground. The Blackpool stop is the more likely option because you can then pick up a tram to the ground. If you decide on a taxi, expect a fare of around £20.00 so you may prefer to get a fixed quote out of them before you step into the cab. Check the National Rail Enquiries site for details of services.

By Bus

The No.14 and No.1 buses leave Blackpool town centre every 10 minutes for Fleetwood, stopping close to the ground. Allow around 40 minutes for your journey and a fare of £2.00.

By Tram

Tram routes No.1 and No.14 leave Blackpool for Fleetwood. No.14 will be marked as Fleetwood Ferry, whilst No.1 goes a little further to Fleetwood Freeport. Both will get you close to the ground on about a 40 minute journey. To find the No.1 stop head down to the promenade and find the North Pier, and you'll find the tram stop there. For the No.14 stop, head up Talbot Road, which is the main road outside the station, and towards the promenade and go past the Station Hotel. Once you're past that, look out for a shop called Home Bargains, which is halfway between the station and the promenade and you should find the tram stop there.

Prices for a single tram journey to Fleetwood are £2.50 which you can pay for on the tram itself, although if you're making more than one journey, a day ticket will be better value, costing £3.50 if you can visit the Travel Centres in Rigby Road or Market Street or otherwise it's £4.00 if you buy one on the tram itself. These also cover you for bus journeys and so are recommended if you are staying in the town.

By Taxi

A selection of Fleetwood taxi companies can be found here. If you need taxis more tailored for the Blackpool area, they can be found here.

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Fleetwood Town : Web Resources
Web Sites

Fleetwood Town Official Site
Fleetwood Town's official website. Well set out and easy to navigate, which will tell you that they've yet to join the PTV network.


Web Message Boards

Independent Fleetwood Town Fans Forum
Independent fans forum - although you'll have worked that one out from its title. Register to post, but anyone can view. They've possibly overdone it on the number of sub-forums, but as is usually the case, most traffic goes to one of the forums, with the General Forum the one you'll probably end up at.



E-Mail Mailing Lists and Newsletters



Local Press

Blackpool Gazette
Dedicated section for Fleetwood Town news from the Blackpool Gazette.



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Fleetwood Town : Food & Drink
General :

Obviously much advice will depend upon whether you're doing this as a weekend in Blackpool, or as a night trip to Fleetwood. If it's Blackpool you want then our Blackpool club guide may be worth a look, although bear in mind that it dates from our last visit there.

In terms of food, go get yourself some fish'n'chips in the town! Our experience of fishing towns is that you'll notice a real difference in quality of fish when its sourced locally. The Highbury Chippy is situated in Highbury Avenue close to the ground, although there are plenty of other alternatives if you drop into the town itself.

Club Bar :

There is a social club called Jimís Sports Bar which is located behind the Memorial (North) Stand. Fleetwood are welcoming away supporters into this bar. If you're buying tickets for the seated Parkside Stand, then there is alcohol on sale in the concourse area. Close to the away terraces (when they open them) the Highbury Soccer Social Club is situated by the away turnstiles in Highbury Road and as a members club lets people in for a small day fee. As far as we can tell, it's not owned by Fleetwood Town, but just happens to be situated in the area.
A flyer for Fleetwood's Jim's Bar - open to home and away fans
A flyer for Fleetwood's Jim's Bar - open to home and away fans

Local Pubs :

Steamer: One of two pubs in Fleetwood that gets the CAMRA seal of approval. This is situated close to the Market and so is good if you're coming in via the bus or tram system. Very traditional pub with a Blacksmith's workshop out the back. Does lunchtime food only. Traditional pub games and a pool table. Opening hours are 11a.m. - 11p.m. except Sundays when they open an hour later. Children admitted until 7p.m.
Steamer, 1-2 Queens Terrace, Fleetwood, Lancashire, FY7 6BD. Tel: 01253 771756. Map: Click Here.

Strawberry Gardens: The name implies a pretentious wine-bar but actually it's a detached red-brick building that looks more like a seaside guest house. It was closed at one point but in April 2011, it reopened as a free house. The owners even source their lager from more traditional sources rather than from the corporates. The feedback is good - 12 real ales and a real cider and a local CAMRA award for 2013. Situated about half a mile from the ground. There is also food on sale in a separate restaurant area, with that being run by comedian Syd Little (as in Little and Large) and his wife.
Strawberry Gardens, Poulton Road, Fleetwood, Lancashire, FY7 6TF. Tel: 01253 879971. Website: Click Here. Map: Click Here.

Thomas Drummond: One of the closest pubs to the ground, and it's a Wetherspoon chain pub. Usual pros and cons of this chain apply - cheap beer and food, but sometimes a bit samey. Their choice of buildings are often good though - this one is formed from a church hall and a furniture warehouse. CAMRA like it as it features in their Good Beer Guide, which not too many Wetherspoon pubs do. Open from 9a.m. until 11p.m. with food pretty much the whole day until 10p.m. There is a heated area for smokers.
Thomas Drummond, London Street, Fleetwood, Lancashire, FY7 6JY. Tel: 01253 775020. Map: Click Here.


Likelihood the Natives Will Understand You :

Given Blackpool is a tourist town, they ought to be used to people with funny accents invading the surrounding area. If in doubt just start talking about how much you love fishing.

Top-Tip :

Got a cold? Just drive to the nearby Fisherman's Friend factory in Maritime Street, wind down your window, and breathe in deep. You will be too high to drive your car any further, but your cold will be gone.

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Fleetwood Town : Local Amenities
Local Guesthouses and Hotels

Go to A1 Tourism's Online Guide to find Guest Houses/Hotels in the town and surrounding areas.


Other Points Of Interest

Whilst Blackpool is an obvious place to go and visit, Fleetwood has its own attractions if you like things a little bit more laid back and relaxed. It's historically a fishing port and home of the Fisherman's Friend factory. The town also has a good number of shops of more of a 'local' nature, with Freeport Fleetwood Outlet Village, Fleetwood Market and Lord Street worth a look. Fleetwood Museum is nearby, carrying plenty of maritime history.

[No responsibilty is taken for any inaccuracies. This page is entirely the product of bias and prejudice.]

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