Globe Arena to host Blackburn Rovers double header

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MORECAMBE’S Globe Arena is the place to be for football fans on Saturday, July 16, as the Shrimps play host to two Blackburn Rovers pre-season friendlies.

Rovers have agreed to field two different sides as they will take on both Morecambe and Accrington Stanley for a feast of pre-season football.

The games have been arranged as Accrington’s new pitch will not be ready in time to host their planned game against Rovers so they have agreed to travel to Morecambe for the unusual double header.

Full details of kick-off times, ticket sales and segregation issues will be announced early next week.

Morecambe Chief Executive Rod Taylor said: “When Accrington asked us if it would be possible to host their game at the Globe we didn’t hesitate to agree.

“Local fans will be able to see two games for the price of one and Rovers fans will get to see all of their stars in action as well.

“We are sure it will be a great day for everyone involved.”