Scarborough Athletic held their latest Fans Forum last week, where a number of issues were discussed including fans behaviour at home games and travel arrangements for supporters to away games. There was also an update on the state of play with the club's plans for the new stand on the donkey field side of the pitch.
The club would like to thank everyone who turned up on the evening to listen and to have their say on things moving forward. For those who were unable to attend the Forum, here is a brief overview of what was discussed.
- The club will not accept any violent behaviour from supporters on match days, either inside or outside the stadium. We will continue working with our Security Partner and North Yorkshire Police, and anyone found doing so will be banned from attending future games and events. People should be reminded that there is an extensive CCTV network inside and outside the stadium.
- In association with the Supporters Club, the football club will arrange and manage supporters travel to away games. This is likely to be a coach for Saturday games and a minibus for midweek games, as is the case this week with our games at North Ferriby and Mickleover. However, we do have the flexibility to change the size of transport depending on numbers and to help with this we are urging supporters to book travel as early as possible. We have fixed the prices at £15 for adults and £7.50 for Under 16s. Bookings can be made as usual at the Boro Hub or Club Shop. Alternatively, there is now a dedicated number to call or text - 07598 931572.
- The club will be submitting a planning application before the end of this month and a funding application next month for the new stand. The new stand will be made up of a central seated section and two terraced sections either side. Provided the applications are successful, it is anticipated that work will begin before the end of this year with completion before the end of the season. We will keep fans updated on the progress of this through the website and social media.
An example of how the proposed new stand may look, with 6 rows of seating.