Bournemouth have shelved plans to move away from Dean Court in favour of trying to increase their current capacity, chairman Jeff Mostyn has revealed.

The club have explored the possibility of building a new stadium at Matchams, however club officials believe erecting a permanent stand at the Goldsands Stadium would now be a better option to deal with the swelled crowds.

Following promotion in 2012/13, the Cherries’ attendances increased considerably, and, after a top-half finish in the Sky Bet Championship in 2014, the club have announced record ticket sales for the new campaign.

“There is a desperate need for us to look at increasing the capacity at some stage,” Mostyn told the Daily Echo.

“With 11,700, we probably have the smallest stadium in the Championship. One of the options is that we look to put a permanent stand where the temporary stand at the south end of the ground is now. This is not definite, it’s just one possibility.”

Posted on 05/08/2014