South Shields Football Club reveal revised plans for new 900-seat stand at 1st Cloud Arena

South Shields Football Club have submitted a revised planning application for a new 900-seater stand at 1st Cloud Arena.
South Shields FC have revealed revised plans for a new 900-seat stand at 1st Cloud Arena.South Shields FC have revealed revised plans for a new 900-seat stand at 1st Cloud Arena.
South Shields FC have revealed revised plans for a new 900-seat stand at 1st Cloud Arena.

The club say they are committed to building the new stand on the Shaftesbury Avenue side of the ground at the earliest opportunity, subject to approval.

Due to the uncertainty caused by the global pandemic, The Mariners will assess upcoming Government announcements to ensure plans are implemented at the correct time.

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There is also a proposal for another new stand, to be positioned behind the goal adjacent to the 3G pitch, but the club do not expect it to be built within the next 12 months.

Standing areas at 1st Cloud Arena are set to be tarmacked to create an even surface around the ground.

The ageing pitchside barrier is also set to be replaced.

South Shields FC Chairman Geoff Thompson said: "Over the last six years, our supporters have been absolutely central to our growth as a club.

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"We have always been dedicated to providing them with the best possible matchday experience and that is what has motivated us to press ahead with our ground redevelopment plans.

"We are committed to building the new stand as soon as possible but when that will be is highly dependent on the timing of approval being granted, the Covid restrictions which are in place at that time and when matches are set to return to 1st Cloud Arena.

"The fruition of these plans would be another major step in the progress of our club as we look to build our infrastructure and ensure the ground meets the specifications required by the leagues above our current level.

"This last year has been hugely difficult for all involved at the club and our revenues have been severely hit, but the support of our magnificent fans and sponsors has been incredible and we hope our ground development plans will excite everyone concerned.

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"We'd like to thank everyone who continues to support us in whatever way they can. Please continue to stay safe and hopefully we can give you something to look forward to in the not too distant future."

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