Pools fans will face another epic season of travelling during 2014/15 with the team once again set to cover the best part of 10,000 miles during the course of the League Two campaign.
The overall mileage for round trips (from ground to ground) has decreased by around thirty miles on 2013/14, meaning that Pools fans can expect to travel some 9,700 miles if they want to see every game.
While the travelling distance remains high for Colin Cooper’s men, it isn’t quite at the scale it reached during the 2010/11 season when the squad covered a record-breaking 10,500 miles.
Just as with last term, the longest trip during 2014/15 will be when Pools travel to face Plymouth Argyle with Home Park being some 387.2 miles away from Victoria Park!
Exeter City isn’t far behind at 344.9 miles, while Portsmouth is the third and final club whose ground is over 300 miles away from The Vic with Fratton Park a 326.5 mile journey.
New arrivals from the Conference have added to the upcoming season’s mileage with Luton Town weighing in with a 228.3 mile one-way trip and Cambridge United a mere 208.7 miles on the road.
Relegated Stevenage are 224 miles away from The Vic, while Shrewsbury Town also came down from League One and Greenhous Meadow is 194.1 miles from Hartlepool.
Thankfully, some of the longer journeys will be offset by another visit to York City (a 116.2 mile round trip) and another meeting with relegated Carlisle United who sit 89.1 miles from The Vic.