Blackpool’s Bloomfield Stadium has been vandalised on Friday night, the Blackpool Gazette has reported.
The vandals are being ‘hunted down’ by the police after ball bearings were used to break four windows at the reception, and executive boxes located above the main entrance.
The attack on the stadium comes a day before the end of the season and a few days after it was announced that the statue of Blackpool legend Stan Mortensen had been removed ahead of a demonstration by angry fans planned on Saturday.
A fans’ group was preparing to place club memorabilia around the statue that is situated outside of the ground on Saturday but it has allegedly been taken down to stop the action.
A Lancashire Police spokesman told the Blackpool Gazette, “Damage has been reported to the police at the ground and has been logged as a crime.
“The matter is now under investigation and we will be going through the process of checking any CCTV available.
“We would ask who might have been in the area or has any information to contact police.”
The Oyston’s have been the target of fan protests for the way in which they are running the club, with some fans throwing eggs and flares outside the ground earlier this month.
Ryan Tute, a reporter from the Gazette tweeted a photo of the aftermath:
Back at Bloomfield Road for what seems my weekly non-football related matter. pic.twitter.com/HVXnRG0Svl
— Ryan Tute (@RyanMTute) May 1, 2015
Blackpool play Huddlesfield on the last day of the season and if they lose at home on Saturday, it would mean that the already relegated side would finish with the least number of points that has been recorded in the Championship.