Aldershot Town Football Club has presented Rushmoor Borough Council with its proposals for the redevelopment of the entire EBB Stadium.
Its home since the original formation of the club in 1926, the plans would see the potential development of a new stadium, containing both seating and standing areas, that will give the club a long-term home from which to build its ambitions on the pitch.
The new stadium aims to provide a better matchday experience for fans as well as those visiting the ground, supporting other teams.
Features include the development of new standing and seated areas, new bars and conference facilities, which will also add vitality to the environs around the club as well as a stronger and more stable financial base, by adding revenue outside matchdays.
In addition, there are opportunities for the wider area around the club. Rushmoor Borough Council has begun the process of seeking an Investment Partner to consider development opportunities for a number of sites within its ownership, including the Parsons Barracks car park.
Speaking about the proposals, Shahid Azeem, Chairman of Aldershot Town Football Club, commented: “The announcement today forms the very start of an exciting new era for the Club, by transforming the facilities at our Stadium. This vision for the future development of the site will help to create a sustainable future for Aldershot Town FC and support our footballing ambitions.
“We are looking forward to the continued support of our landlord, Rushmoor Borough Council, and I would particularly like to thank David Clifford, the Leader of the Council, and the Cabinet and its officers, for their support to the Club and its position within the wider Aldershot community.”
David Clifford, Leader of Rushmoor Borough Council, added: “It is great to see the commitment that the Club has to bringing forward ambitious ideas which will support the future sustainability of Aldershot Town Football Club and the town – the Council will look carefully at the proposals with our new investment partner being appointed later this year.
“Rushmoor Borough Council has a long and valued relationship with the Club and we look forward to an exciting future for the Club both on and off the pitch.”