An enormous amount of volunteer effort has recently been put into preparatory work for a new stand at the Flamingo Land Stadium. The aim is to improve the match day experience for our loyal supporters by building a covered stand, which will increase seating capacity and provide stepped terracing for better sight-lines.
The construction costs for the new stand will be primarily covered by a recent funding bid and the ‘naming rights’ money supplied by Scarborough Borough Council. However, the club has had to pay around £30,000 in up-front design, survey, and planning costs.
As part of its community remit, the club must ensure it strikes a sensible and sustainable balance between this one-off investment and putting a competitive and successful first team out on the pitch every week.
With that remit in mind, we are now crowd-funding for the stand development costs. Seadogs supporters Dave and Anita Hunter have kindly kick-started our fund-raising with a generous £2,000 donation, so our campaign target is £28,000. With over 600 members and many more friends, we could achieve that target with a £50 donation. However, all contributions, large or small will help us on our way.