Blackpool Football Club – stand replacement

The club needed to redevelop its East Stand fast, boosting capacity in response to Premiership promotion. Cash was tight and time constraints were even tighter; while the project posed several challenges, including a ground-level variance of 1.8m.

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.

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