Vital Football

Latest Blackpool FC News

South Stand, Ready! Eh?!

South Stand, Ready! Eh?!

Ok, you can stop gawping at the title now: the south stand is officially open for business from March 20.

Following years of 'will it, won't it' over the erection of the Jimmy Armfield Stand, the home fans will now be able to enjoy the view from behind the south goal.

The previous stand was demolished in 2003, but will be open for the Crystal Palace fixture a week on Saturday.

Work on the concourse areas in the new structure is still ongoing and has been so for a number of weeks.

So, what does this mean for existing fans?

'Pool Chairman Karl Oyston said: 'It is our intention to house the Palace and Swansea supporters (the latter coming to the seaside on March 23) in blocks A and B of the North stand, and fill the remaining sections with home fans.'

Season ticket holders currently located in the Kop are to be moved to the South.

In an extremely pro-active move by the club, they are to hand out 10,000 flyers locally to drum up support for the team and try to fill the new stand.

More news to follow...



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

Writer:Editor
Date:Wednesday March 10 2010
Time: 5:36PM

Login to post a comment

Recent Blackpool Articles

Vital View - League One - 16th September 2017

The League One season continued with the latest round of games played over the weekend, 16th September.

2017 Non League Day Announced

One of the biggest events of the year to promote the Non League game will return for an eighth consecutive season during the next international break.

Vital Preview - League One - 16th-17th September 2017

The 2017-18 season continues with the latest round of games this weekend, 16th-17th September.

Shrewsbury Crowdfunder Campaign Extended - 14/9/17

Shrewsbury Town's crowdfunding appeal to install and trial rail seating in their South Stand has hit the £50,000 mark and has now been extended.

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)

Most Impressive Loan Signing - So Far
Suggested By: SeasideEssexXile
Ryan Allsop0%
Sean Longstaff50%
Viv Solomon-Otabor0%
Callum Cooke50%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites
The Vital Football Members League
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Vital Football Comment

Recent Blackpool Results (view all)

Blackpool Fixtures (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.SaskPool185
2.premier 1162
3.SeasideEssexXile152
4.Bear1951116
5.Hastings85
6.BobHatton38
7.whitey194225
8.suffolknwot19
9.AbelBFC18
10.bfcpete18
Write for Vital Football