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Blackpool East Stand picture updates..
« on: June 12, 2010, 09:52:27 AM »
Just to amend this topic as its proving to be very popular with Live In Blackpool readers.
This topic will be updated as frequently as possible, it could be every day or at the very least 4 times a week..



Pool reveal East Stand plans

Published Date:
12 June 2010
By William Watt
THE Seasiders have confirmed plans to have a temporary East Stand built and open for the start of the Premier League season.
A deal has been struck which will see work begin on Bloomfield Road's fourth side next week.

The covered structure will provide an additional 5,070 seats and take the capacity to over 16,000.

Chairman Karl Oyston has revealed that although a permanent stand would have been preferable, the timescale made this impossible.

Oyston said: "The key is that the East Stand is ready for the start of the season and we will be doing everything we can to make sure it's ready for action.

"We've looked at every scenario from the option of a more permanent structure to a temporary one.

"The solution we have arrived at gives us the best answer to most of our problems and will allow us to get supporters in the ground for the beginning of the season."

Pool have struck a deal with Redditch-based Slick Seating Ltd, who will be on site from Monday to ensure that the stand is ready in time for the big kick-off on August 14.

Slick Seating sales director Nick Harrison said: "When people see the stand finished it will be hard for them to tell that it's not a permanent structure.

"We specialise in fast-track structure construction and are confident that everything will be ready for the start of the season."

Oyston and club secretary Matt Williams have spent the week in meetings with Premier League officials, who outlined the demands that Pool must fulfil.

And with more than 11,000 season-ticket applications being processed, Pool must have their new stand at least partly open when the campaign begins.

Oyston added: "The Premier League are very strict on things like press facilities and we will now be able to accommodate the press in the centre of the new stand.

"The current East Stand is having all its CCTV, lights and PA system removed this weekend, then the builders will dismantle the current structure next week."

Bloomfield Road will be a busy place over coming weeks, with plans to start work on hotel rooms and a supporters' bar.

The rust that is visible on the West and North stands will be removed and the club also plan to replace faded seats to match the new ones in the Armfield Stand.

"We intend to finish the supporters' bar in the Armfield Stand as soon as possible," Oyston revealed.

"We will also be fitting out the upper three floors of that stand, which will create 60 rooms and another three hospitality areas.

"It really gives supporters a great deal of choice of tiers or hospitality which they can add on to their current season ticket.

"Seats in the West and North will be replaced as they have reacted badly to the weather and were starting to look shabby. Whilst we are in a position to do this, we intend to."

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Re: Pool East Stand plans & Updates..!!!
« Reply #1 on: June 15, 2010, 02:27:14 PM »
Latest update of the East Stand..

Its down...!!

















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Re: Pool East Stand plans & Updates..!!!
« Reply #2 on: June 15, 2010, 07:33:04 PM »
Good to see the East Stand gone, had the pleasure of sitting there to watch Port Vale at Bloomfield Road a few years ago and took a soaking for the final 20 minutes of the game :'(

Fixtures are out Thursday at 9am :)

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Re: Pool East Stand plans & Updates..!!!
« Reply #3 on: June 15, 2010, 08:13:14 PM »
Looking at those pics and the ones in today's Gazette its hard to believe in just a couple of months that it will be home to Premiership matches !!
Cant wait for fixtures this week.

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« Reply #4 on: June 15, 2010, 10:48:39 PM »
Looking at those pics and the ones in today's Gazette its hard to believe in just a couple of months that it will be home to Premiership matches !!
Cant wait for fixtures this week.

Its going to be brilliant, one thing that did surprise me since my last visit is the pitch..
Last week it was a sandpit and this week its green.. 8) 8) 8)

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Re: Pool East Stand plans & Updates..!!!
« Reply #5 on: June 22, 2010, 04:06:39 PM »
Exclusive Updates coming later.....

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« Reply #6 on: June 22, 2010, 04:48:09 PM »
heres the pics i got earlier pete
http://s790.photobucket.com/albums/yy189/bfcshorty/east/
nice to see the work starting
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Re: Pool East Stand plans & Updates..!!!
« Reply #7 on: June 22, 2010, 04:55:07 PM »
yup...

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« Reply #8 on: June 22, 2010, 06:14:38 PM »
heres the pics i got earlier pete
http://s790.photobucket.com/albums/yy189/bfcshorty/east/
nice to see the work starting
hope the link works



Brilliant Peter.. 8) 8) 8) 8)

They look good, it was brilliant today but I am sunburnt... :D :D :D :D

I will post mine later on..




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Re: Pool East Stand plans & Updates..!!!
« Reply #9 on: June 22, 2010, 06:57:16 PM »
going to pop down again tomorrow before england game but just heard they done a pile with big rig not long ago so ill see if it passed the shake test  ;D hope it does or itll slow things down

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Re: Pool East Stand plans & Updates..!!!
« Reply #10 on: June 22, 2010, 07:15:53 PM »
Nice updates, there.

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« Reply #11 on: June 22, 2010, 07:39:35 PM »
going to pop down again tomorrow before england game but just heard they done a pile with big rig not long ago so ill see if it passed the shake test  ;D hope it does or itll slow things down

Brilliant Peter... 8) 8) 8) 8)

Applause given.. 8) 8) 8)

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Re: Pool East Stand plans & Updates..!!!
« Reply #12 on: June 22, 2010, 08:12:56 PM »
Today I met up with Peter (bfcshorty) and we visited Bloomfield Rd the home of Blackpool FC.. 8) 8)

Here is bfcshorty and a nice guy that spent some time with us today.. 8)



The pylon supporting the floodlights was being removed and Mr Karl Oyston and Ground Manager Rodger gave us permission to film these latest updates for readers of Live In Blackpool.
We have also been given permission by Mr Oyston and Rodger to film some exciting projects at Blackpool Football Club in the future.
I would like to convey my gratitude to Mr Oyston on behalf of Live In Blackpool and all the updates will have joint copyright..










Just to keep readers informed, the new stand will house 5 Thousand fans bringing the total capacity of Bloomfield Rd to over 17,000, it will also be home to the new media center and that will have 112 seats.
It will be a modular system that is semi permanent and it gives the club flexibility.
The team that are working on it have an enormous wealth of experience and have worked on exciting stadiums all over the World.
It will be finished before the home game with Wigan on August 14th.

The Spotlight Pylons need to come down because they are in the way of the new stand, they are also not of the standard required by the Premier League.
In the Premier League the bulbs must be 900 Lux each in brightness, currently they are only 800 Lux..



2 Managers from Slick Systems, nice people.
We will be seeing you guys quite a lot in the coming weeks.. 8)



Rodger.. 8) 8) 8)





Mr Karl Oyston, it was brilliant to chat with you.
You are a nice guy with a brilliant sense of humour.. 8) 8)

















This Man cut it down.. 8) 8)





End of an era and a beginning of a new.. 8) 8) 8)




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Re: Pool East Stand plans & Updates..!!!
« Reply #13 on: June 23, 2010, 11:38:40 AM »
some recent pics from the ground they now have the big rig and 2 smaller ones piling so looks like they stepped up a gear to get piling done
http://s790.photobucket.com/albums/yy189/bfcshorty/east/east%20stand/
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« Reply #14 on: June 23, 2010, 04:17:52 PM »
Great photos modified to be viewed on fourm if you want to do this just copy the img code(4th one down...)
cheers for the update you photos are great!
applause given