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League One Ground Guide: Part 3

1 July 2015

Doncaster, Fleetwood, Gillingham & Millwall

The latest look at this season’s League One venues includes a first ever league visit to Highbury Stadium, along with the more familiar surroundings of The Den and Keepmoat Stadium.

Take a look over another four stadiums Blackpool will be visiting across the course of the 2015/16 season below. 

Keepmoat Stadium – Doncaster Rovers

A club who’ve spent their most recent years fluttering between The Championship and League One, Doncaster Rovers will play host to Blackpool on Easter Monday. The Keepmoat Stadium has been in use since 2007 and The Seasiders have enjoyed four unbeaten visits there. 

Capacity
15,231

Our Last Visit
Blackpool’s campaign two years ago kicked off in South Yorkshire, when goals from Steven Davies, Gary MacKenzie and Tom Ince made it a perfect start.

How They Finished
Rovers responded to relegation from the second tier with a mid-table finish, eight points adrift of the play-offs under the stewardship of Paul Dickov.

Highbury Stadium - Fleetwood Town

Blackpool will travel to Fleetwood Town in the league for the first ever time when they make the short trip up the Fylde Coast in April. The Cod Army have risen through the leagues in recent years and solidified in League One last time out.

Capacity
5,327

Our Last Visit
The only previous competitive meeting between Blackpool and Fleetwood came in 2012’s FA Cup, when a 5-1 victory saw The Seasiders into the fourth round.

How They Finished
A top-half finish in The Cod Army’s first ever season in English football’s third tier represented a successful campaign, with just six points separating them and the play-offs.

Priestfield – Gillingham

A hefty trip for The Seasiders, September’s fixture at Gillingham will be Blackpool’s first there since their last League One season in 2007. The Gills have enjoyed two successful mid-table finishes and now have former Newport County boss Justin Edinburgh in charge.

Capacity
11,582

Our Last Visit
Simon Grayson’s Blackpool twice came from behind against The Gills in 2007, when goals from Ben Burgess and David Fox earned the visitors a point.

How They Finished
The Kent club enjoyed another solid season in League One last time out, despite the sacking of Peter Taylor in December. They finished 12th on 62 points. 

The Den – Millwall

Blackpool and Millwall spent the last four seasons together in The Championship, and Blackpool won the last meeting in January. Neil Harris is now in the Millwall hot seat, and his side will host Pool at The Den in March.

Capacity
20,146

Our Last Visit
Nile Ranger’s first goal for the club proved in vain, as Millwall claimed a narrow 2-1 victory over Pool in August 2014.

How They Finished
Rotherham United’s victory over Reading in the penultimate game of the season ensured Millwall returned to League One for the first time since 2010, finishing five points adrift of The Millers.



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