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Bloomfield Road - Blackpool FC
Before Stadium Redevelopment

South Stand
This Stand was first opened in 1925.
It was demolished in 2003, but its replacement,
the Jimmy Armfield Stand didn't materialise until 2010.


South Stand External view

South
                    Stand, Bloomfield Road, Blackpool

South Stand

The photo below was taken in 2001.
Notice that the original floodlights had been replaced by then.
South Stand Bloomfield
                                    Road, Blackpool 2001

South Stand
As seen from the Spion Kop

South
                                                          Stand As Seen
                                                          From The Spion
                                                          Kop

South Stand

A closer look

A Closer Look At The
                                    South Stand

East Paddock
This was demolished in 2002 and replaced with a temporary seated stand.
It was also affectionately known as the 'scratching shed.'


East Paddock,
                                      Bloomfield Road, Blackpool

East Paddock
With the Kop Terrace in the foreground

East Terrace

East Paddock
This photo was taken in 2001.
Notice how the roof was used for advertising purposes.


East
                    Paddock, Bloomfield Road, Blackpool

East Paddock And South Stands
This photo was taken in 2001.

South and East Stands

The Spion Kop
With the famous Blackpool Tower visible beyond

Spion Kop

The Spion Kop As Viewed From The East Paddock
Don't you just miss the charm of the 1980's perimeter fencing?
(Nor do I)

Spion Kop
                                                          Viewed From
                                                          East Paddock

West Stand

This Stand was first opened in 1929.
It was demolished in 2001 and replaced with the Sir Stanley Matthews Stand.

West Stand, Bloomfield
                      Road, Blackpool

West Stand
As viewed from the East Paddock

West
                                                          Stand

West Stand
As viewed from the Spion Kop

West
                                                          Stand As
                                                          Viewed From
                                                          The Spion Kop

Special thanks to Dave Couseins and Han van Eijden for sharing their photos with us.

Below is a video from YouTube showing the ground in 1979
Thanks to W Gibson for sharing this with us:





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