Preparations are underway for Bloomfield Road to host its fifth consecutive Summer Bash this weekend.
The rugby league extravaganza will once again feature a full round of fixtures from the Betfred Championship, as thousands of fans arrive in full voice to cheer on their respective sides.
Two Origin matches have also been added to the bill this year, with an Academy Origin clash between Yorkshire and Lancashire opening up proceedings on day one and a Women's Origin game starting off day two.
Saturday 18 May
Yorkshire v Lancashire (Academy Origin) - 11am
Toronto Wolfpack v Toulouse Olympique - 1.20pm
Rochdale Hornets vs Swinton Lions - 3.35pm
York City Knights v Featherstone Rovers - 5.50pm
Halifax v Bradford Bulls - 8.05pm
Sunday 19 May
Yorkshire v Lancashire (Women's Origin) 10.45am
Barrow v Sheffield Eagles - 1.05pm
Batley Bulldogs v Dewsbury Rams - 3.20pm
Leigh Centurions v Widnes Vikings - 5.35pm
The Blackpool ticket office will be open from 10am until the kick-off time of the final fixture on both days.
Tickets are priced at:
- £25 for Adults
- £12.50 for Concessions
- £40 for Adults
- £25 for Concessions
Concession prices are available to students, those 16 and under, serving military personnel and seniors 65 and over.
Summer Bash FAQs
Q: Can I bring a pram or pushchair on-site?
A: There is no dedicated pram/pushchair park on-site. Pushchairs may be taken into the stadium on the condition that they are collapsible and can be stored under seats.
Q: Can I bring my own food and drink into the stadium?
A: Spectators are permitted to bring a packed lunch into the stadium in a container no larger than 15x25x10cm in size. Alcohol and cans are strictly prohibited and will be confiscated upon discovery and disposed of.
Q: Can I bring bags, rucksacks or suitcases into the stadium?
A Items larger than A4 size are not allowed into the stadium for security reasons. Appropriate discretion will be used for ladies’ handbags, baby changing bags, etc. and will be subject to the standard security checks. Please be aware that there is no luggage storage facility on site. We would suggest that if you are staying over in Blackpool you check with your hotel to enquire about storing any luggage with them until you are ready to depart.
Q: What toilet facilities are available on-site for spectators with disabilities?
A There are disabled toilets on each concourse. All toilets are fitted with radar locks; spectators should ensure that they bring their own radar key with them. A radar key is also held in the Control Room.
Q: Do you provide audio commentary?
A: Yes, the RFL do provide audio commentary. If you would like to book this, please contact the RFL customer service centre on 0844 856 1113.
Ground Regulations (Not Exhaustive)
In Particular, Please Note: -
¨ Fireworks, flares, smoke bombs, knives, bottles, glasses, cans or other articles which might be used as a weapon and/or compromise public safety or used to cause annoyance are not permitted within the ground and will be confiscated. Any person in possession of such items will be refused entry to/ejected from the stadium.
¨ Flags or banners – maximum size 1m x 1m are permitted but must be accompanied by a fire-retardant safety certificate. Flag poles longer than 1m in length are not allowed nor are flags that portray offensive language and/or imagery. Flag poles must be of a flexible not solid material.
¨ The use of foul and abusive language, obscene chanting, racial or discriminatory abuse towards any person is strictly forbidden and will result in arrest/ejection from the stadium.
¨ Unauthorised persons are strictly forbidden from entering the field of play at any time. Anyone doing so or attempting to do so will be ejected from the premises.
¨ Collapsible viewing aids (steps/boxes etc.) are not allowed to be taken into the stadium bowl.
¨ The use of air horns, klaxons, whistles or any item of a similar nature likely to cause confusion, annoyance or nuisance of any kind are not permitted in any part of the stadium.
¨ All persons seeking entrance to the stadium acknowledge the stadium’s right to search any person prior to entry and to refuse entry to or eject from the stadium any person refusing to submit to such a search.
¨ Notwithstanding possession of any ticket the venue, any Police Officer or authorised steward may refuse entry to (or eject from) the stadium any person whose presence within the stadium is, or could (in the stadium’s reasonable opinion), constitute a source of danger, nuisance or annoyance to any other person.
¨ Under the Sporting Events (Control of Alcohol etc) Act 1985 (as amended), the following are offences for which a person can be arrested by a Police Officer and conviction could result in a Banning Order being made:
- Attempting to enter the Ground or being inside the Ground whilst drunk;
- Being in possession of any intoxicating liquor, or bottle, can or other portable container which could cause damage or personal injury, when entering the Ground or in a public area of the Ground from which the event can be directly viewed.
¨ At all times, whilst present on stadium premises, all persons must comply with all instructions of any steward or officer of the club and/or any Police Officer. Failure to comply with any instruction may lead to immediate ejection.