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Statement Regarding Blackpool Ticket Allocation

6 October 2021

We echo the disappointment being expressed by our supporters with regard to the away ticket allocation for our upcoming match at Bloomfield Road.

We have been in regular dialogue with the Police and Blackpool Football Club imploring them to give a similar away allocation to us as they had given in recent weeks to Barnsley and Blackburn.

Ultimately we recognise that it is Blackpool’s home fixture, at their stadium and that they have every right to determine ticketing policy for this match.

Yesterday’s news of an additional release of 800 tickets to home fans in the same stand as our supporters raises real concerns, primarily about safety, particularly given the concerns previously raised by the authorities regarding our allocation for this fixture. Every supporter of every football club deserves the right to watch their team in a safe environment and with the expectation that they can arrive, watch the game and leave without any fear to their wellbeing.

We have expressed our concerns to Lancashire Police this morning and await their response.

We note our supporters’ comments about reciprocal arrangements for the return fixture at Deepdale next March. We will take all factors into account and will consult with our supporters before coming to a final decision regarding ticketing for this fixture.

In the meantime we implore supporters of both clubs to enjoy the game at Bloomfield Road, show your passion for your team but do nothing that could impact on any individual’s safety.

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