Plans for the Arsenal game - reminder:
BST have called for Blackpool fans to join the BST committee at our usual spot opposite the main entrance to Blackpool FC, prior to the game with Arsenal on Saturday. We will be there from 4pm onwards.
This game is an opportunity for Blackpool fans to show the wider world that we are still protesting, still boycotting and empty seats inside the stadium send the strongest message. We have spent this week conducting many media interviews to ensure that our plight is understood. BT Sport and the BBC will be outside the ground filming the fans who are there as well as highlighting the reason for empty seats inside the ground.
We ask that those who are able to come to the ground show the watching public that Blackpool fans are stoic, determined and dignified. Our protests can be loud and proud but we must stress that abusive and violent behaviour is not acceptable. Emotions can run high in these situations and it is vital that no Blackpool fan undermines the principled and painful stand being undertaken by so many by being abusive or threatening towards those who choose to attend the game. The world is watching; we need the public to see that we are not trouble makers but ordinary, decent folk who are making a stand for what we believe is right.
We have contacted a number of pubs across the Fylde Coast who will be showing the game, as an alternative for those who may have been considering purchasing a ticket for the match or who wish to watch it alongside fellow fans but will not attend Bloomfield Rd. This is not an exhaustive list but we hope it will be helpful for those who are interested.
The Saddle, Whitegate Drive
No 10 Alehouse, Whitegate Drive
Devonshire Arms, Devonshire Rd
Bloomfield Brewhouse, Ansdell Rd
The Bridge, Lytham Rd
The Dutton Arms, 407 The Promenade
The Highfield, Highfield Rd
The Dunes, Lytham Rd
The Farmers Arms, Highfield Rd
No 4, Newton Drive
No 3, Devonshire Square
Bay Horse, Station Rd Thornton
Sandyforth Arms, Thornton
Strawberry Gardens, Fleetwood
Thatched House, Poulton
The Blossoms, Woodland Rd St Annes
Victoria Hotel, Church Rd St Annes
Lord Derby, St Annes Rd West
Number 15, St Anne's Square
The Town House, St Annes Rd West
The County Hotel, Church Rd, Lytham
Ship and Royal, 91 Clifton St
The Taps, Henry Street, Lytham