Pre-Season Fixture CancelledBlackpool's pre-season fixture at Morecambe, scheduled to take place on Tuesday 28 July, has unfortunately been called off.
The decision to cancel the game is based on intelligence gathered by Lancashire Constabulary and a subsequent risk assessment, raising safety concerns in light of a planned protest.
The level of police resources deemed necessary to stage the friendly fixture left both clubs with no alternative but to come to this agreement.
The club is extremely disappointed that this decision has had to be taken, disrupting preparation for manager Neil McDonald and his first-team squad ahead of the new season. The club also feels for supporters who planned to attend the match and support the team.
For the avoidance of doubt, the club will not stand by and allow the actions of a minority continue to hamper football being played. The club will hand out stadium bans to those involved in pitch invasions to date and pursue civil proceedings for damages, as well as further injunctions to include powers of arrest should anybody under the terms of a banning order attempt to enter the stadium.