Organisers forced to SCRAP play-off final big screen event

Organisers planned to host the event at Blackpool Cricket Ground
Organisers planned to host the event at Blackpool Cricket Ground
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Organisers have been forced to cancel Sunday's big screen event that would have aired Blackpool's play-off final in the town.

It had originally been planned to host the event at AFC Blackpool's Jepson Way ground, but organisers were forced to change the venue to Blackpool Cricket Club, based in Stanley Park.

They have now pulled out at the last minute over licensing issues - leaving organisers with nowhere else to stage the event.

The Blackpool Supporters' Trust (BST) had hoped the event would have provided an alternative opportunity to watch the final for those who are boycotting Wembley as a way of starving the Oystons of more income.

The supporters' group said: "It is with sincere regret that our effort to provide a fanzone and big screen here in Blackpool, for all those fans who are not going to Wembley to watch the game together, has had to be abandoned

"BST, along with the Tangerine Knights, have worked very hard to make this event happen and we are deeply upset that Blackpool Cricket Club, having given agreement that they would host this event, have today had to pull out at the eleventh hour due to licensing issues.

"At such short notice, it was then impossible to reschedule at another venue as there was insufficient time to organise a licence elsewhere.

"We can only apologise to everyone who was looking forward to this event and also to every BST committee member and members of the TKs who have given so much of their time to get this off the ground. We would also like to register our thanks to Jason Fubar who assisted us with all the preliminary organisation.

"We hope that many of you will choose to give your local hostelries your custom instead."