Southport FC development plans sidelined as club faces relegation

Southport have announced plans to build better disabled facilities at their ground have been put on hold as the club face relegation.

A meeting between the Southport FC supporters club Trust In Yellow and the board of directors on Wednesday evening (March 29) led to a ‘full and frank’ debate over the future of two important projects at the Merseyrail Community Stadium.

There had been ongoing psoitive talks about the prospect of building brand new disabled facilities and a new bar behind the famous Jack Carr stand but with the club languishing in the relegation zone of the Vanarama National League, they have been put on hold.

Despite this, Southport FC say they remain committed to reigniting the proposals in the future once the fate of the club has been decided.

A statement from the board of the Trust in Yellow said: “Following a full and frank debate regarding the future of the club, proposed projects and scheduling, the Trust and members of the Club Board reached a mutual decision that despite remaining committed to both schemes they felt the current timing of the planned ventures for the disabled facilities and the Bar behind the Jack Carr stand, was not appropriate.

“Results of the potential demotion to National League North were discussed including the benefits and disadvantages of a full or part time playing staff next season.

“The Trust Board will now discuss steps forward and keep all supporters fully informed over the coming weeks including holding an open meeting.”

A spokesperson for Southport FC added: “SFC currently conform with Football League criteria for disability access and are committed to developing further with defined covered accommodation.”


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