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Blackpool confirm new temporary stand being built

Blackpool will build a temporary East Stand in time for the Premiership kickoff.

A deal has been struck which will see work begin on Bloomfield Road's fourth side this week.

The covered structure will provide an additional 5,070 seats and take the capacity to over 16,000.

Chairman Karl Oyston has revealed that although a permanent stand would have been preferable, the timescale made this impossible.

Oyston told the Blackpool Gazette: "The key is that the East Stand is ready for the start of the season and we will be doing everything we can to make sure it's ready for action.

"We've looked at every scenario from the option of a more permanent structure to a temporary one.

"The solution we have arrived at gives us the best answer to most of our problems and will allow us to get supporters in the ground for the beginning of the season."

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