Boro chief Trevor bullish about expansion plans

Boro chairman Trevor Bull
Boro chairman Trevor Bull

Scarborough Athletic are hoping to give an early Christmas present to their fans.

The club has been working hard behind the scenes to add to their new Flamingo Land Stadium base and they look set to be able to implement a series of improvements over the next couple of months.

These developments to the ground will include covered terracing at the swimming pool end and also a roofed stand on the donkey field side, which could be a 240-seater construction.

Both of these will be temporary, so when Boro move to add for the long-term, there is scope to move the structures.

Chairman Trevor Bull is delighted by the plans. He said: “When these are in place it will look even more like a football ground and more importantly will give the fans a much better experience.

“We have National League aspirations, which will mean a 4,000 capacity stadium, so all of these new sections are easy to move for when we look at our long-term plans.

“The other benefits of this would mean an extra 360 spectators with a better view of the pitch and 500 extra spectators under cover.

“We have had some very successful talks with Scarborough Borough Council and these improvements will be funded partly by the club but mainly by the money received from the Flamingo Land sponsorship deal.”

If everything goes according to plan then Bull hopes that the new structures will be in place before the festive period.

He added: “We are hoping to get some test units in place within the next three weeks and the terracing and seating should be in by early December.

“Our initial aim was to get it all done for Christmas and we still hope to be on course for that.”