Letter: New ground warning

FOOTBALL --- Scarborough Athletic FC play Trafford FC at Queensgate ground in Bridlington. Saturday 22nd August 2015. HARRY ATKINSON
FOOTBALL --- Scarborough Athletic FC play Trafford FC at Queensgate ground in Bridlington. Saturday 22nd August 2015. HARRY ATKINSON

I attend every home match supporting Scarborough Athletic FC at Bridlington, and would like to make some comments regarding the location of the new ground at Weaponness.

Since being at Bridlington, every season there has been an average of two to three occasions when away supporters have caused damage or trouble and the police have had to go to the ground and intervene.

The latest occasion was a Tuesday match against Whitby when a large police presence was required mid-way through the second half to control 40-50 idiots.

The people of Weaponness, who are mainly elderly and live in bungalows within 150 yards of this stadium, do not deserve to have the above inflicted upon them, nor the light pollution, noise, chanting and cheering, and supporters leaving the stadium at 10pm.

The potential for vandalism along the exit roads is greatly increased on these evening matches.

Do the right thing Scarborough Council! You have what you really want, which is the universities, and they, of course, if successful, will need more land to expand their facilities as they grow.

Kill off the white elephant (stadium) before it is too late and locate elsewhere.

Never mind the few hundred Scarborough Athletic FC supporters being upset.

CJ Furby

Trinity Road, Scarborough