Seasiders plot ground expansion

BY foxsports • December 21, 2010

The Seasiders hastily erected a new but temporary East Stand following their promotion to the Premier League to take the number of seats at the ground to 16,900. That new stand will remain for the short term but the club, whose average attendance in 2009-10 was only 8,611, are still intending to make improvements next summer. Acting chief executive Karl Oyston told the Blackpool Gazette: "The mandate during the summer was to maximise the capacity, which we did do by adding the East Stand. "We've made one or two modifications along the way but as far as increasing capacity further goes, I'm not aware of any talk of doing anything with the East Stand. "The only action we are considering is filling the two open corners - the north-east and south-east. "We are certainly not looking to do anything else with the main body of the East Stand because it would reduce capacity, not enlarge it."

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