Business Directory

Browse the Directory

Sign Up to the Directory

FC Business Twitter
FC business Linked in
FC Business facebook
FC Business Youtube

Blackpool's return to the top flight delayed

Tue 13th Jul 2010 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

Blackpool Football Club has had to delay its home return to the top-flight by two weeks after they announced that the improvements to its Bloomfield Road ground would not be ready in time for the opening round of the Premier League.

The North West club said they could not give the Premier League a 100 per cent guarantee that work on the east stand would be finished by Saturday August 14. Improvements to Blackpool’s stadium are ongoing with a new stand being erected to increase its current capacity of around 12,000 - the smallest in the Premier League – to 17,600.

This has led to the Premeir League agreeing to switch the club’s opening day fixture against Wigan Athletic to an away game and its first Premier League home fixture will now be against Fulham on August 28.

A statement on the club’s website read: "Following ongoing discussions with the Premier League in respect of the agreed improvements to both Bloomfield Road and its facilities it has been decided, by all parties, to reverse the club's opening-day fixture".


If you have any football business related news stories you’d like to share then please contact us – agourley@fcbusiness.co.uk or ryan@fcbusiness.co.uk

Don’t forget to subscribe to F.C. Business Magazine to keep up to date with the latest comment from the football world. Click here to subscribe

Add to: Google Google | Yahoo Yahoo | Live Live | del.icio.us del.icio | Digg Digg |

Related Articles

Everton Plan New Stadium At Bramley Moore Dock

Thu 23rd Mar 2017 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

Everton Football Club’s search for a site to build a new stadium are finally set to come to an end as they announce plans to build an iconic waterfront stadium in the city. Liverpool City...

Former Groundsman Praises Playability Of SISGrass

Mon 13th Mar 2017 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

Former Hull City groundsman Craig Backhouse believes more football clubs should join the SISGrass revolution. Backhouse, who now works as an Installation Supervisor at SIS Pitches, worked at Hull City...

SIS Pitches Enjoy Dominant Year Following Key Projects

Fri 24th Feb 2017 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

Sports pitch-specialists SIS Pitches enjoyed a standout year in 2016, as a number of prestigious projects helped to propel the company to even greater heights. With a group turnover exceeding...

SIS Pitches Seal Fourth World Cup Stadium

Thu 23rd Feb 2017 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

SIS Pitches has agreed a contract to complete work for a fourth stadium for the 2018 World Cup in Russia. The new Baltic Arena, Kaliningrad, one of twelve stadiums to be used during the finals, is set...