Following a statement issued by The EFL today, all matches in the English professional game have been suspended until 3 April at the earliest.
As a result, Blackpool’s first-team fixtures against Sunderland (14 March), Shrewsbury Town (21 March) and Peterborough United (29 March), as well as all reserve, youth team and academy games during that period, have been postponed.
These actions have been taken in response to the developing situation regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19) and to help prevent and contain the spread of the virus.
Blackpool Football Club has already taken a number of its own precautionary measures at the stadium and will now close its reception, ticket office and club shop from 5pm today until 9am on Monday 23 March at the earliest. Supporters will still be able to order items online, however.
All tickets purchased for fixtures affected by the postponements will remain valid for the rearranged dates, once confirmed.
The Club can also confirm that it has suspended its academy players’ training programme until 30 March and cancelled all non-essential activities, including player appearances.
The health and wellbeing of all staff, players and supporters remains our primary focus.
Blackpool Football Club would like to thank everybody for their understanding and will endeavour to communicate further updates, in what is a continually developing situation, when appropriate.