Scarborough Athletic are looking to a bright future after putting their planning application to Scarborough Borough Council for their new covered stand, The Scarborough News report.

Boro currently have 563 covered places at the Flamingo Land Stadium in a total capacity of 2,070.

The expansion will push this up to 1,745 under cover in a capacity of around 2,800 which will include the ability to segregate matches when required.

A second stage is planned in the future to include a covered terrace at the swimming pool end, toilets for away supporters and a kiosk. This will prepare Boro for life in the upper echelons of non-league football, should their on-field progression continue.

Chairman Trevor Bull said: “The drive behind all this is improving the facilities for our supporters.

“At this present moment, because we are not able to give enough seats and enough cover, potentially our income could be halved by inclement weather.”

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