REVEALED: Blackpool's 2017/18 League One fixtures

Blackpool will face a trip to Bradford City in their first game back in League One.

Wednesday, 21st June 2017, 9:59 am
Updated Wednesday, 21st June 2017, 3:19 pm
Bloomfield Road

The Seasiders, who booked their return to the third tier of English football through the League Two play-offs last season, will travel to Valley Parade on Saturday, August 5 for the season opener.

Bradford lost out to Millwall in the League One play-off final last season having beaten Fleetwood Town in the semi-finals.

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

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Pool will play their Fylde Coast neighbours Fleetwood at Highbury on Saturday, November 25, with the return fixture at Bloomfield Road taking place on Saturday, April 14.

The Seasiders will face four fixtures over the Christmas and New Year period, facing Charlton Athletic (A) on Saturday, December 23, Scunthorpe United (H) on Boxing Day, Plymouth Argyle (H) on Saturday, December 30 and Rochdale on New Year’s Day.

Blackpool will face a trip to Wigan Athletic in the first round of the League Cup, which is held three days after the season opener on Tuesday, August 8.

The 2017/18 Checkatrade Trophy will begin towards the end of opening month, with the first round of fixtures scheduled for week commencing Monday, August 28.

The season will end on May 5, 2018, with the League One play-off final scheduled for May 27.

Blackpool’s promotion back to League One means they will spend less time on the road travelling to and from matches next season.

The club's Wembley triumph ensured some shorter distance fixtures this season, with four matches resulting in less than 100-mile round trips.

In total, 7,115 miles will be clocked up following the team in 2017/18, in comparison to the 8,755 miles spent on the road last season.

Plymouth Argyle (642 miles) and Portsmouth (565 miles) remain Blackpool's longest trips following their promotions from League Two, while a trip to near neighbours Fleetwood Town will be the shortest (17 miles).