Weston-super-Mare AFC is developing plans for new housing, a new sports bar and restaurant, a gym open to the community, new hospitality and function rooms, and a new changing and training facility at The Optima Stadium.
The proposed construction of 99 apartments, located on the eastern part of the site next to Winterstoke Road, would help secure the long-term future of the club and enable it to make improvements to the hospitality and event facilities benefiting the club, the fans and the community.
The stadium capacity would also be increased with a new stand for 750 seats and extra terraces. In the future the capacity could be increased to achieve 2000 seats and a ground capacity of 5000, which would enable the club’s aspiration to progress to League Two.
It is proposed the new club facilities would be built first, so that the club could operate as normal, with the residential development to follow straight after.