Scarborough Athletic would like to thank the official supporters club for their contribution to our ground improvements.
With construction of the new stand well underway, the additional seats it provides means seats in the main stand can now be removed and additional wheelchair spaces created. This will increase our capacity from four to twelve. We have been prohibited from doing this previously due to the requirement of needing a minimum number of seats in the ground.
A cheque was handed to the club for £2,400 by the Chairman of the Supporters Club committee, Ken Pattison. The money covers the cost of all the work, including signage and paint, and means work can begin on creating the new spaces which will be ready in time for the start of the new season.
Supporters Club committee member, Neil Daniel, explained "This will allow people to turn up on the day with their carer, as at the moment we have only been able to take pre-bookings. This offers greater flexibility to our disabled supporters, as the nature of disabilities can mean you don't always know how you're going to be on the morning until you get up and whether you are well enough to attend the game. The building of the new stand has made this possible and it will also benefit away teams who bring disabled supporters, as this is something we've struggled to accommodate in the first two years here."