Blackpool kick-off moved

Latics fans at Blackpool last season
Latics fans at Blackpool last season

Wigan Athletic’s final away day of the season at Blackpool will now kick off at 12.30pm.

The move has been made on police advice with fans of the Seaside of the club organising a protest against the owners,

A statement on the Latics website said that the move was “in the interests of crowd safety and public order, given the high-profile nature of the fixture, and the potential impact a result could have on both ends of the Sky Bet League One table.”

The club has also confirmed it has received an allocation of 3,047 for April 30 clash.

This decision has been made following discussions between the clubs, Lancashire Police, the Football League and other relevant authorities.

Tickets go on sale to hospitality members tomorrow (Friday) and then to season ticket holders on Saturday with personal callers to the DW Stadium from 10am and then online from 11am. Tickets will be issued on a basis of one per season ticket card.

The DW Stadium ticket office will also be open directly after the game against Coventry on Saturday to personal callers and via the telephone.

Should any remain, tickets will go on general sale to supporters with a previous booking history at the DW Stadium on April 18.

Subject to availability, these tickets will be on sale online until 4.30pm on Wednesday 27 April 2016 and through the DW Stadium Ticket Office until 4.00pm on Friday 29 April 2016.

In the south stand, they are priced at £25 for adults, £20 for over-60s, £12 for under-19s with under-eights going free.

There is a £1 reduction on all prices for seating along the side of the pitch.