Skrill North club Altrincham have extended the lease at their Moss Lane home until 2047.

The ground, which is also known as the J.Davidson Stadium, was opened in 1910 and has a capacity of over 6,000.

It will stage Alty's matches for at least another three decades after the club was successful in their application for an extended agreement with landlords Trafford Borough Council.

The decision to extend the lease comes after the club revealed plans to develop a community sports hall at the iconic stadium.

Chairman Grahame Rowley said: "The lease was last renewed in 1987 for a 40-year period, so it still had 14 years to run.

"It’s the sort of thing you tend to put on the back burner until nearer the time but once we formulated plans for the community sports hall, it became a matter of urgency."

Posted on 22/10/2013