REVEALED: Blackpool’s 2018/19 League One fixture list

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Blackpool will kick off the 2018/19 League One campaign with an away trip to newly promoted side Wycombe Wanderers.

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The Seasiders, who are looking to build on last season’s 12th-placed finish, will travel to Adams Park on Saturday, August 4 for the season opener.

Blackpool's first home game of the season will come on the following weekend against Portsmouth.

Gary Bowyer’s men will then follow that up with a visit to last season’s beaten play-off finalists Shrewsbury Town and a home game against promoted Coventry City.

Pool will play their Fylde Coast neighbours Fleetwood at Highbury on Saturday, October 27 with the return fixture at Bloomfield Road taking place on Easter Monday.

The Seasiders will face four fixtures over the Christmas and New Year period, facing Barnsley (H) on Saturday, December 22, Rochdale (A) on Boxing Day, AFC Wimbledon (A) on Saturday, December 29 and Sunderland (H) on New Year’s Day.

The Seasiders will travel to the Stadium of Light on Saturday, October 13.

Blackpool will host Gillingham on the last day of the season.

Pool will host Barnsley in the first round of the League Cup, with the tie being played at Bloomfield Road on Tuesday, August 14 (kick-off 7.45pm).

The season will end on May 4, 2019, with the League One play-off final scheduled for Sunday, May 26.

Blackpool fans will travel an extra 638 miles in support of the Seasiders next season.

The seven-team change to the division has resulted in less north-west based matches, with Wigan Athletic and Blackburn Rovers promoted to the Championship and Oldham Athletic and Bury relegated to League Two.

A 73-mile round trip to Accrington Stanley has been added to the 2018/19 schedule, though Fleetwood Town remains the shortest journey over the season.

Visits to Plymouth Argyle and Portsmouth remain the two furthest trips at 642 and 565 round miles, respectively.

One of Pool’s longest other trips this season, Gillingham, will be played on a Tuesday night on October 2.

In total, Blackpool fans will travel 7,753 miles if attending every league away fixture.

FULL FIXTURES:

August

Saturday, August 4 - Wycombe Wanderers (A)

Saturday, August 11 - Portsmouth (H)

Saturday, August 18 - Shrewsbury Town (A)

Wednesday, August 21 - Coventry City (H)

Saturday, August 25 - Accrington Stanley (H)

September

Saturday, September 1 - Walsall (A)

Saturday, September 8 - Bradford City (H)

Saturday, September 15 - Plymouth Argyle (A)

Saturday, September 22 - Luton Town (H)

Saturday, September 29 - Peterborough United (A)

October

Tuesday, October 2 - Gillingham (A)

Saturday, October 6 - Rochdale (H)

Saturday, October 13 - Sunderland (A)

Saturday, October 20 - AFC Wimbledon (H)

Tuesday, October 23 - Scunthorpe United (H)

Saturday, October 27 - Fleetwood Town (A)

November

Saturday, November 3 - Bristol Rovers (H)

Saturday, November 10 - FA Cup first round

Saturday, November 17 - Southend United (A)

Saturday, November 24 - Burton Albion (H)

Tuesday, November 27 - Doncaster Rovers (A)

December

Saturday, December 8 - Charlton Athletic (H)

Saturday, December 15 - Oxford United (A)

Saturday, December 22 - Barnsley (H)

Saturday, December 26 - Rochdale (A)

Saturday, December 29 - AFC Wimbledon (A)

January

Tuesday, January 1 - Sunderland (H)

Saturday, January 5 - Wycombe Wanderers (H)

Saturday, January 12 - Portsmouth (A)

Saturday, January 19 - Shrewsbury Town (H)

Saturday, January 26 - Coventry City A

February

Saturday, February 2 - Accrington Stanley (A)

Saturday, February 9 - Walsall (H)

Saturday, February 16 - Charlton Athletic (A)

Saturday, February 23 - Oxford United (H)

March

Saturday, March 2 - Bristol Rovers (A)

Saturday, March 9 - Southend United (H)

Tuesday, March 12 - Doncaster Rovers (H)

Saturday, March 16 - Burton Albion (A)

Saturday, March 23 - Bradford City (A)

Saturday, March 30 - Plymouth Argyle (H)

April

Saturday, April 6 - Luton Town (A)

Saturday, April 13 - Peterborough United (H)

Friday, April 19 - Scunthorpe United (A)

Monday, April 22 - Fleetwood Town (H)

Saturday, April 27 - Barnsley (A)

May

Saturday, May 4 - Gillingham (H)