Club Statement

We would like to thank all our volunteers, supporters and everyone involved on Saturday for the part you played in making our first match back home a truly memorable occasion. It will take a few games for us all to learn how our new home works, so thank you for your patience and adherence to the guidance given by our stewards, who were also experiencing the ground for the first time.

Jimmy Beadle scores the first Scarborough Athletic goal at the new Flamingo Land Stadium just before half-time in the 1-4 defeat to a Sheffield United XI

The feedback we received on the day was very positive and we hope you enjoyed it as much as we did. We are aware of some things that need to be improved, particularly the sound quality from the tannoy which is being looked at over the next couple of days. We are holding a drop in session in the clubhouse on Wednesday between 5pm and 7pm when we would like to hear your thoughts on your match day experience. We will also be available to answer any questions you may have. We will have our new club shop open for the sale of merchandise and match tickets and the bar will also be open.

On a less positive note we have been informed that some people attending the game on Saturday have let us down in our quest to be a good neighbour to nearby residents. We have received reports of fans urinating in the street and peoples gardens both before and after the game. This behaviour is totally unacceptable and anyone convicted of this or any similar offence will be issued with a banning order from the club.

Back to football, we have a great night in prospect on Tuesday when Bridlington Town come to play us in the first Dave Holland Trophy match. I hope as many of you as possible will join us for the game that kicks off at 7.45pm. As part of our quest to re-engage the town with football, we have reduced admission for this game to adults £5, concessions £3 and kids go free (aged 11 & under). This can be paid upon entry to the ground, no ticket is required. At the end of the game Wendy will present the trophy to the winning captain at the front of the main stand.

"We're home. Up the Boro!"

Trevor Bull

Chairman - Scarborough Athletic FC

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