ROSS COUNTY TO INCREASE SEATING CAPACITY

Ross County Football Club has announced plans to install new seating at their stadium in order to meet criteria for the Scottish Premier League.

The club is currently top of the first division, and with promotion likely, it is keen to remain playing home matches at Victoria Park. The additional seating would actually reduce the capacity by removing standing room, but crucially fits in with SPL rules.

Chairman Roy MacGregor told BBC: "If we're in the fortunate position to get up, I think we'll manage to upgrade the stadium. We feel very comfortable we can do it within 10 weeks at the end of the season.

"They will be permanent stands. It's not a difficult job. We're downgrading the attendance, because we can get more standing than seating."

The stadium redevelopment would also avoid a potential ground share with Inverness Caledonian Thistle, which is 12 miles away.

Posted on 19/02/2012