Blackpool Basks in Promotion Glory!

Gordon has given his many congratulations to Blackpool FC and Ian Holloway after their terrific achievement of reaching the Premier League, following their thrilling 3-2 Play Off final victory over Cardiff at Wembley last weekend.

Gordon, who also attended the civic reception with the team at the Winter Gardens, then joined tens of thousands of people as the team bus went past the new St. Chad’s headland.

Speaking after the parade, Gordon said ‘This is a great day for Blackpool Football Club and the town .This parade is the perfect way to mark an excellent season for the team under the astute management of Ian Holloway. Promotion to the Premier League not only gives all Blackpool fans a chance to see the likes of Manchester United and Liverpool at Bloomfield Road but it can also play a crucial part in the town’s ongoing regeneration with all the additional visitors Premier League football will bring.’

Victory in the Play-Off Final on Saturday secured Blackpool’s promotion to the Premier League, marking their return to the top tier of English football for the first time since 1971.