Ahead of our fixture at Bloomfield Road on 23rd October, the club have made the following statement.
Following the very sad news of the death of our owner Trevor Hemmings, the management of Blackpool FC approached us this week to ask if it was appropriate to make some arrangements prior to kick-off tomorrow to mark Mr Hemmings’ passing. They had already sent their condolences at the time of Mr Hemmings’ death.
Given the tributes that we had made at our home game against Derby County last Saturday, we felt that it was now time for us to look to the future.
In the circumstances and ahead of the match tomorrow, we felt it was important for every supporter to be aware of their very kind gesture and that we had agreed to proceed with the matchday arrangements without any other formalities.
We are acutely aware of what this fixture means to both sets of supporters but Mr Hemmings’ death is a timely reminder to everyone attending that in supporting their team please ensure that everyone who arrives at the match can also leave without any risk to their health or wellbeing.