Morecambe to face Blackpool behind closed doors

Blackpool fans invade the pitch.
Blackpool fans invade the pitch.
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Morecambe will now play Blackpool on Tuesday but the game will be staged behind closed doors.

The friendly between the two sides was scrapped over fears of a pitch invasion like the one that saw the Seasiders’ friendly at Lancaster City abandoned earlier in the month.

Escalating police costs saw the match shelved but the teams have now however agreed to play the game in the afternoon as the build-up to the new season continues.

Following the match Morecambe’s final full first team warm-up for the new season sees them hosts a Liverpool XI at the Globe Arena on Saturday.

Anyone with Blackpool tickets can swap them for the Liverpool match or get a full refund from the club shop.

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