Vital Football

Latest Blackpool FC News

New Bloomfield Road Capacity To Be Only 12,000?

New Bloomfield Road Capacity To Be Only 12,000?

On 10th July a new planning application went in to Blackpool Council which appears to show that the stadium capacity will only be 12,000.

On document 20 entitled 'Overall stadium seating layout including phasing and numbers', produced by the architects which is available to view by the public on the Blackpool Council website, it states, with regard to the temporary East stand,

'1,292 is the maximum number available to maintain a capacity of 12000 or less'

Capacities are given for both the current stands, listed as 'Phase 1' together with the new South Stand and South West Corner which total 3,347 including 256 seats in the new hotel balconies which will occupy two floors in the new South Stand. The seating capacity in the stand, which is set to house home fans when it opens, with Season Ticket holders in the Kop being moved to the South, is listed as 2,260 - meaning it will hold less fans than the Kop which is listed as housing 2,650.

The temporary East stand would appear to be having a reduction in size as it currently houses over 1,700. Yet the club were granted planning permission to extend capacity of the stand, usually called the Gene Kelly or GK stand by fans as it is open to the elements, to 2,937.

The new hotel will now take over the 2nd and 3rd floors in the South stand. There had also been mention of it having a new Supporters Bar, although it is not clear whether or not this will go ahead.

With season tickets reported as being about 400 down from last season, which in turn had also been lower than 2007-08 it looks like the new caacity is likely to be 12,000 rather than the expected 13,150. However, with no official news as yet forthcoming from Blackpool Football Club, this is of course all conjecture.



For the very latest Championship odds

Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:Editor
Date:Thursday July 16 2009
Time: 5:14PM

Comments

0
12,000. is not to bad , if you have big home gates at least the ground will be buzzing .
Kimbo
18/07/2009 10:57:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Blackpool Articles

McAllister Stepping Up Recovery

Jim McAlister isn't going to return for Blackpool this season but the midfielder is continuing his rehab after suffering a fractured tibia against Colchester almost two months back.

EFL Awards 2017 Shortlists Revealed

The Football League have now confirmed the shortlists for the awards categories for this years EFL Awards.

Lyness In Team Of The Week (28/3/17)

Blackpool are represented in the latest Football League team of the week that has been selected after this week's action.

League Two 2016/17 Golden Boot Battle (27/3/17)

With most playing 39 League Two games in the 2016/17 season, this year could still see a few players break the 20 goal mark.

Archived Vital Blackpool Articles

Vital Blackpool articles from

Site Journalists

Write for Vital Blackpool
Write For Vital Blackpool
Apply Here

Current Poll (see more polls)

Hartlepool MotM
Suggested By:
Lyness70%
Mellor0%
Aldred10%
Robertson0%
Daniel0%
Potts0%
Danns0%
Payne0%
Osayi-Samuel10%
Delfouneso0%
Cullen0%
Sub-Flores0%
Sub-Black0%
Sub-Vassell10%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Doncaster 39 23 9 7 78 30
2 Plymouth 39 23 6 10 75 19
3 Portsmouth 39 20 8 11 68 26
4 Stevenage 39 19 5 15 62 12
5 Blackpool 39 15 15 9 60 21
6 Luton 39 15 15 9 60 19
7 Exeter 39 17 8 14 59 16
8 Carlisle 39 15 14 10 59 -2
9 Mansfield 39 15 13 11 58 5
10 Colchester 39 16 9 14 57 4
11 Wycombe 39 15 10 14 55 0
12 Cambridge 39 15 9 15 54 4
13 Accrington 39 13 13 13 52 1
14 Grimsby 39 14 10 15 52 -2
15 Barnet 39 12 15 12 51 -3
16 Crewe 39 12 12 15 48 -9
17 Crawley 39 13 9 17 48 -13
18 Yeovil 39 10 16 13 46 -9
19 Morecambe 39 13 7 19 46 -15
20 Notts County 39 13 7 19 46 -22
21 Hartlepool 39 10 11 18 41 -16
22 Cheltenham 39 9 12 18 39 -16
23 Newport 39 7 12 20 33 -21
24 Leyton Orient 39 9 5 25 32 -29
Vital Football Comment
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Write for Vital Football

Recent Blackpool Results (view all)

Blackpool Fixtures (view all)

Apr 1 2017 3:00PM : Luton Town (a)
Sky Bet League Two
Apr 8 2017 3:00PM : Grimsby Town (H)
Sky Bet League Two
Apr 14 2017 3:00PM : Accrington Stanley (H)
Sky Bet League Two
Apr 17 2017 3:00PM : Doncaster Rovers (a)
Sky Bet League Two
Apr 22 2017 3:00PM : Cheltenham Town (H)
Sky Bet League Two
Apr 29 2017 3:00PM : Notts County (a)
Sky Bet League Two

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.premier 1273
2.SeasideEssexXile216
3.Bear1951205
4.SaskPool204
5.Layton_Seasider112
6.Hastings80
7.BobHatton53
8.Morbid47
9.bfcpete19
10.53CODGER18
The Vital Football Members League