Altrincham FC have unveiled ambitious proposals for the redevelopment and expansion of its existing Moss Lane stadium.
The Robins have partnered with Define Architects to develop a “potential” 10-year development strategy, in line with the club’s stated long-term ambition of adopting full-time status and winning promotion to the Football League.
The plans include the refurbishment of key areas of the existing 6,085-capacity to transform it in to a new “destination” within the town.
Areas of the existing stadium including the sponsors’ lounge and players/officials areas will be refurbished in the short term with the aim to “set the design principles” for future larger scale projects.
Other features include new fan zones, perimeter walls and more amenities for local residents.
Long term projects include the replacement of the existing terraces on the Popular Side and Moss Lane with new stands and the introduction of safe standing zones to the Golf Road and Chequers End.
Bill Waterson, Director of Altrincham FC, said: “Altrincham Football Club are on the way up. We pride ourselves on being at the heart of the community, and we want our ground to represent the best of the town of Altrincham, designated by the Sunday Times as the “Best Place to Live” in the UK.
“Gavin and Define Architects took our brief and have come back with a design that takes or vision to new heights, and perfectly reflects the spirit and energy in the town. Delivering on this vision will give us a ground that will be embedded in the heart of this vibrant community for many years to come.”
Phase 1 works are due to start on site in July, focusing on the refurbishment work to the Sponsors Lounge and also the creation of the first fan zones.