PLYMOUTH ARGYLE SET FOR DECISION ON STAND FUNDING

Plymouth Argyle are set to learn whether funding for their new stand at Home Park will be granted.

The Pilgrims were expected to begin work to replace their Mayflower Stand at the end of last season, but construction is yet to start.

The redevelopment of the stand is the first of many plans to improve the stadium by Plymouth owner James Brent, who has a £50million vision to include shops, an ice rink, a cinema and a new grandstand around the Home Park area.

His plans were approved back in August 2013, but work could finally go ahead in the coming months.

"We're at a fairly critical point now in terms of which direction we go on the grandstand," he said.

"It's critical in terms of we need to come out and say how we're proposing to fund it and move it forward.

"We're fine at League 2, but we do need the grandstand to generate that additional income to be sustainable in the Championship."

Posted on 02/12/2014