Eastleigh reveal plans for 9,000 capacity stadium

The current 2,290 capacity Mackoy community stand (photo by Paul Paxford)

The current 2,290 capacity Mackoy community stand (photo by Paul Paxford)

Eastleigh’s plan for a multi-million pound new stadium could be well on it’s way as the Silverlake Stadium could be set for a revamp.

In a march towards Football League status, the Spitfires are looking add to their 5,000 odd capacity with a 9,000 all seater stadium at Stoneham Lane.

It is thought that the club owned by Steward Donald is preparing a planning application to Eastleigh Borough Council for further expansion.

This news has not come far after the Spitfires’ brave FA Cup run as they reached the third round and bowed out away to Championship side Bolton Wanderers 3-2 in a replay.

The new stadium plan will potentially have the idea of a multi purpose stadium so essentially the club is looking to bring the community together.

Chris Todd’s men failed to play a game last night as their match at home to Bromley got postponed with a new date of 15th March.

Eastleigh are away to Lincoln City this Saturday in the Vanarama National League they look to get back to winning ways following Saturday’s 1-1 draw to Wrexham at the Silverlake Stadium.

Andy Drury got the Spitfires off to a flier after just 10 minutes with a candidate of goal of the season, as the midfielder scored an absolute screamer from 30 yards out.

Sean Newton equalised for Wrexham shortly after and matched Drury’s goal with an equally great effort from distance.

Wrexham missed a penalty in the dying minutes which ensured Eastleigh took away a point despite not winning in the league now for four games.

Saturday’s opponents, Chris Moyses’ Lincoln City, currently sit mid-table in 11th but sit incredibly just six points of Eastleigh who sit in fourth.

The Imps managed to pull off a solid 1-0 win on Saturday however with  as they saw off new promoted Guiseley with defender Chris Bush scoring the only goal of the match.