With things going so well on the field it looks like we should be able to maintain our push for a play off spot.
I'm clueless about such matters, but, does anyone know how much work would be required on the ground (if any) to meet the requisite standard for the division above?
The capacity of the ground would have to be increased. The minimum capacity for Grade C (applicable to National League System Step 3) is 1950 but the ground must also have the potential to increase to 3000 at some time in the future.
There must be at least three entrances with revolving turnstiles.
We need at least 250 covered seats and total covered accommodation for 500. The grading document states that covered accommodation should preferably
be on at least two sides of the ground. It also says that in the document for the level we are at at the moment, but whether they get more stringent the further up you go is anyone's guess.
Segregation comes into play at Step 3 and Clubs must be able to demonstrate that visiting supporters can be segregated when necessary.
I haven't been in the toilet block at Church Lane so I don't know if it comes up to scratch. Minimum requirements are two WCs in the Ladies and four urinals and 2 WCs in the Gents.
If segregation is in place, there must be toilet and refreshment facilities in each area.
The requirements for changing rooms are no different to those at our current level, i.e. 12 square metres excluding the shower and toilet areas, except that it is pointed out that at the next level up (Conference North/South), this increases to a minimum of 18 square metres.
These are the main things of which I am aware. There may well be others.