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Blackpool Premier Start a Dream

Blackpool FC's stadium is not your typical stadium in the Premier League. The club has had t rush construction because it was ruled unfit by Premier League officials. Courtesy Simon Povey

By Kevin Koczwara

Blackpool made its triumphant return to England’s top league with a bang after 39 years of dwelling in the lower league. The Seasiders’ thrashed Wigan Athletic, 4-0, at home to open their Premier League season. To say the least, it was an unexpected result but a welcomed surprise for most.

To say Blackpool FC is a small club in the Premier League is an understatement. The Tangerines’ home ground, Bloomfield Road, has a meager capacity of 12,555 seats — the stadium is in a remodeling phase and the club will add 5,000 or so seats in the future, many of which have already been added.

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