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Putting in the miles next season

29 May 2019

Over the course of next season, Southend United will travel 7,980 miles*.

The team and supporters wishing to be there at every away game will have to travel 220 miles more compared to the 2018/19 season with the furthest trip being to the Stadium of Light to face Sunderland.

The Black Cats lost out to Charlton Athletic in the League One Play Off Final last weekend, and the journey to the North East clocks in at 584-miles round trip, while the shortest is a 90-mile trip to Gillingham and back.

With the likes of Luton Town, Barnsley and Charlton Athletic being promoted up to the Championship, we now have trips to Bolton Wanderers, Ipswich Town and Rotherham United to look forward to with these teams coming down from the Championship into League One.

We also lose some long-distance trips with the likes of Plymouth, Bradford and Scunthorpe, as well as Walsall, being relegated, but have gained some equally long journeys to Lincoln City, Bury and Tranmere Rovers, as well as MK Dons, who were all promoted from League Two.

It all means that Blues will spend more time on the road than they did last season.

The full mileage of each round trip to the clubs in League One from Roots Hall next season:

Accrington Stanley - 526 miles

AFC Wimbledon - 146 miles

Blackpool - 544 miles

Burton Albion - 332 miles

Bury - 502 miles

Bristol Rovers - 348 miles

Bolton Wanderers - 520 miles

Coventry City - 264 miles

Doncaster Rovers - 370 miles

Fleetwood Town - 552 miles

Gillingham - 90 miles**

Ipswich Town - 114 miles

Lincoln City - 324 miles

MK Dons - 168 miles

Oxford United - 212 miles

Peterborough United - 212 miles

Portsmouth - 242 miles

Rochdale - 488 miles

Rotherham United - 392 miles

Shrewsbury Town - 384 miles

Sunderland - 584 miles***

Tranmere Rovers - 500 miles

Wycombe Wanderers - 166 miles

Fixture Release Day is on Thursday 20 June at 9am.

*Based on Coventry City playing at the Ricoh Arena

**Shortest

***Furthest


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