Weston-super-Mare have announced plans for ‘a major redevelopment’ on the site of their Optima Stadium home.
The Southern League Premier South club explain: “The construction of 99 apartments, located on the eastern part of the site next to Winterstoke Road, will help secure the long-term future of the club and enable improvements to the football, hospitality, and event facilities on The Optima Stadium site, benefiting the club, the fans, and the community.
“The stadium will be set up to future-proof our on-pitch progression, with a new stand (replacing the current Optima Stand) for 750 seats and extra terraces at stage one, with the capability of achieving 2000 seats and a ground capacity of 5000, which is the requirement to stay in League Two.
“The new club facilities will include changing rooms, physio room, gym, hospitality and function rooms, and a new sports bar and restaurant, which will be open seven days a week.
“These new facilities, along with the existing 3G all-weather pitch, will make The Optima Stadium an integral community facility for healthy living, activity, and mental health support.”