Seasiders unveil new stand plans

The Seasiders must complete their ground improvements in time for

their first season back in the top flight since 1971. Chairman Karl

Oyston told the club’s official website: “The solution we’ve

arrived at, which I think gives us the best answer to most of the

problems, is to go totally modular with a stand that we can have in

place by the start of the season that would have a supporter

capacity of 5,070. “That would also accommodate the press in the

very centre of the stand with the press facilities underneath that

totally comply with Premier League regulations.” Oyston also

revealed that plans were under way for new training facilities,

adding: “We’ve identified a couple of areas, we’ve spoken to the

local authorities and appointed an architect now to take that

scheme forward. “I intend to move the whole football side away from

the stadium and give them the training facilities that they

deserve.”