Posted: Mon 12th Sep 2022

New 1,000-seater stand could be built at Colwyn Bay FC’s ground

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This article is old - Published: Monday, Sep 12th, 2022

Colwyn Bay Football Club hopes to erect a new 1,000-seater stand at its Old Colwyn ground. ‌​‌‌​​​‌‍‌​‌​‌​​​

The club has submitted a planning application to Conwy County Council’s planning department. ‌​‌‌​​​‌‍‌​‌​‌​​​

The planning application has been submitted by the club’s chairman Neil Coverley, and the club, who play in the JD Cymru North League, wants to upgrade its Llanelian Road ground. ‌​‌‌​​​‌‍‌​‌​‌​​​

As well as the impressive new stand, the plans include a car parking area at the rear of the ground. ‌​‌‌​​​‌‍‌​‌​‌​​​

Chairman Neil Coverley said it was an exciting time at the club. ‌​‌‌​​​‌‍‌​‌​‌​​​

He said: “It will be a 1,050-seater stand. At the moment we’ve got the main stand as it is with 500 seats. ‌​‌‌​​​‌‍‌​‌​‌​​​

“We’ve got 300 behind the top end, and this stand will be replacing the terraced standing, which houses the dugout at the minute. ‌​‌‌​​​‌‍‌​‌​‌​​​

“The new stand will be on the bank. The 500-seated stand will be remaining. This is going opposite that stand. ‌​‌‌​​​‌‍‌​‌​‌​​​

“We are at 800 (combined capacity of stands) at the minute, and we will be 1,850 on the completion of the development. ‌​‌‌​​​‌‍‌​‌​‌​​​

“We are hoping when planning goes through, hopefully by the end of October, we are looking to get shovels in the ground instantly, and we are looking at a sixteen to eighteen-week period of build with the weather, so hopefully it will be completed by the end of the season. ‌​‌‌​​​‌‍‌​‌​‌​​​

“We are very excited. We are at a stage where the club is doing well in the league. The fans are superb, and there is excitement around the town. ‌​‌‌​​​‌‍‌​‌​‌​​​

“Commercially we are fine, and there is a lot of excitement with different avenues we are exploring, and everyone is working hard behind the scenes to deliver off the pitch as well, so it is brilliant.” ‌​‌‌​​​‌‍‌​‌​‌​​​

He added: “The club is growing week by week, the fanbase, the season ticket sales, the pre-sales of shirts online. ‌​‌‌​​​‌‍‌​‌​‌​​​

“The excitement, the enthusiasm around Colwyn Bay and Old Colwyn is immense, just a very, very good time. This will definitely take us to the next level.” ‌​‌‌​​​‌‍‌​‌​‌​​​

The planning application will now be considered by Conwy’s planning committee at a future council meeting where councillors will debate the application. ‌​‌‌​​​‌‍‌​‌​‌​​​

By Richard Evans – Local Democracy Reporter ‌​‌‌​​​‌‍‌​‌​‌​​​

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