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Blackpool Football Club Limited

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The club founded in 1887 and has been a member of the Football League continuously since 1900. The club's home ground has been Bloomfield Road since 1901; capacity of the stadium was 10,035 (early 2009) although the new 'Jimmy Armfield South Stand', is due to open in December 2009.

Blackpool's most notable achievement is winning the 1953 FA Cup Final, the so-called "Matthews Final", in which they beat Bolton Wanderers 4–3. Thirty years later, in 1982–83, Blackpool finished four places from the bottom of the Football League, their lowest-ever ranking in the competition, and were only saved from relegation to the Alliance Premier League (now the Conference) because the re-election system voted in their favour.

The management of the professional football club and its stadium facilities is carried out by the company Segesta Limited.

Turnover and pre-tax profit figures are in millions.

Financial Overiew

Year
Turnover
Pre-tax profit
Wages / Turnover ratio (%)
Employees

2007/08

7.232

-0.357

66.7

102

2006/07

4.833

-0.466

71.2

104

2005/06

3.925

-0.407

62.5

105

2004/05

3.897

-0.237

60.8

99

2003/04

4.656

0.277

53.4

92

2002/03

4.251

-0.240

96.3

89

2001/02

4.239

0.768

69.8

105

2000/01

2.575

-0.774

90.1

113

1999/00

2.863

-0.204

77.1

126

1998/99

2.564

-0.749

86.0

121

1997/98

2.666

-0.262

78.6

119

1996/97

2.391

-0.720

83.4

108

1995/96

2.053

-1.263

86.2

113

1994/95

1.875

-1.119

86.2

84

 

 

 

 

 

Website: 
www.blackpoolfc.co.uk

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