However, the Premier League have decided to switch the fixture as work continues on improving Bloomfield Road and getting its capacity up to 17,600.
"The board felt it was important to take this decision as early as possible if there was any potential for Blackpool FC's stadium not being ready for the first match of the season," said the Premier League statement.
"The board would like to put on record its thanks to both Wigan Athletic FC and Wigan RL [rugby league] whose flexibility in the circumstances has been extremely helpful."
Blackpool will travel to Arsenal on 21 August before the first home game of the season against Fulham on 28 August.
The club's home fixture against Wigan is now scheduled for Saturday 16 April 2011.
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