Blackpool FC's farewell to 'hell'

Blackpool FC's dilapidated training complex at Squires Gate is being demolished this week.

By The Newsroom
Thursday, 6th July 2017, 9:38 am
Updated Tuesday, 18th July 2017, 8:34 am
Demolition work at Squires Gate
Demolition work at Squires Gate

The club’s antiquated training facilities have been a subject of controversy and ridicule for many years.

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Pool gained planning permission for a new complex on the site in March last year, though the club is saying little about the current work and no timescale for redevelopment has been announced.

Successive Pool managers criticised the Squires Gate base, which was famously branded a “hellhole” by Ian Holloway.

The players are away at a training camp in Scotland this week.