Blackpool Football Club 

East Stand replacement and redevelopment at Bloomfield Road

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Overview

Blackpool FC needed to replace its East Stand fast, to boost capacity following the club’s promotion to the Premier League. Cash flow was slender and time constraints even tighter; with the project posing the added challenge of a 1.8m ground-level variance.

Major upgrade

The existing facility was demolished and removed, before construction began on a steelwork stand, with cladding to the roof and rear elevation, supported on 120 steel piles – which were driven to a depth of 22m and encased in concrete. Seating was installed for 5,070 spectators, with a camera platform and more than 100 media positions.

Planning for the future

Stadia by GL events delivered the entire project, from initial design to final fit-out, in just eight weeks; on time and within budget. Best of all, we handed over a future-proofed solution: the East Stand is scalable, with the option to add capacity quickly and easily, including hospitality and concessions facilities.

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The mandate was to maximise capacity, quickly, which we achieved through the addition of the East Stand.

Karl OystonCEO - Blackpool FC

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