The club's motto is Progress, as featured on the club crest.

Blackpool have a local rivalry with Preston North End, and matches between the two clubs are known as the West Lancashire derby.

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Since the 1950s, Blackpool's fortunes have varied, and when they won promotion to the Premier League, at the end of the 2009–10 campaign, Blackpool became the first club in English football to have won promotion from every division of the Football League via the play-off system.

Blackpool's least successful period was in the 1980s, particularly when, in the 1982–83 season, they finished 21st in English League football's lowest tier, their lowest-ever league finish.

Blackpool's first-ever Football League game took place on 5 September 1896, at Lincoln City, which they lost 3–1 in front of around 1,500 spectators.

For the 1897–98 campaign, the club played their home games at the Athletic Grounds (at the present-day Stanley Park).

Blackpool's home at that point in time was Raikes Hall (also known as the Royal Palace Gardens), which was part of a large entertainment complex that included a theatre and a boating lake, amongst other attractions.

This meant that the club's average attendances were around the 2000 mark, making the club's formative years a financial success.

We use the rating of our correspondent as our primary ranking, with the crowd reviews of our members as the secondary factor.

In cases where there is still a tie, we have an internal discussion to determine which arena experience might be slightly better.

For the 2016–17 season, they are competing in League Two, the fourth tier of English football.