Harrogate City will initiate their first season in the English Soccer League sharing a ground with League One facet Doncaster Rovers.
Harrogate, who obtained the National League promotion closing at Wembley on Sunday, must change the unreal pitch at their Wetherby Street ground with grass.
EFL rules express all fits must be played on grass surfaces.
“We are going to have to relocate for what’s having a peek devour the main month or so,” supervisor Simon Weaver acknowledged.
Doncaster’s Keepmoat Stadium is a 42-mile power from Harrogate’s home ground, further away than the likes of Huddersfield City, Bradford City and Leeds United.
They’d be the 2d crew in the EFL to groundshare next season with Coventry City continuing to play their games at Birmingham City’s St Andrew’s after a prolonged-working dispute with the owners of the Ricoh Enviornment.
“The 3G ground has been a lustrous facility for not factual us, however the native folk and it be grown our fan race,” acknowledged Weaver, who hopes different the club’s group instructing can pass from the stadium to a within attain college which also has an synthetic pitch.
Conserving a grass ground at Wetherby Street will price the club an further £20,000 a 365 days.
The worth of upkeep, on the side of the impress of inserting off the unreal pitch and replacing it with grass, will be met by the club thru increased funds introduced in by being in the EFL.
“Or not it is one thing now we have to tackle,” Weaver told BBC Radio 5 Are residing.
“We’re fortunate that the Soccer League grant is much extra mountainous than the National League grant. That eases the pain of shedding the income that’s derived from the 3G.”