Scottish Professional Football League team Hamilton Academical has applied to install assisted accommodation at its New Douglas Park stadium.

Plans to change the use of office space to residential living at the 6,000-capacity venue, currently known as the Fountain of Youth Stadium for sponsorship purposes, have been submitted to South Lanarkshire Council according to a report from STV.

The assisted residential accommodation would be situated on the ground and first floor of the North Stand at the stadium.

A total of 20 en suite bedrooms have been proposed for the development as well as therapy rooms, a dining room, gym and meeting rooms.

Neighbourhood consultation began earlier this week and will end on June 6 with standard consultation beginning on May 16 and ending on May 30. The deadline for determining the application is July 11.

Hamilton Academical has been contacted for further information.

New Douglas Park has been the home of Hamilton – who currently play in the second tier Scottish Championship division – since it was completed by Ballast Nedam in 2001.

The venue will also host Clyde FC games from the start of the 2022-23 while the club develops plans for a new home arena in Glasgow.

Hamilton signed up Foy’s as its stadium naming-rights partner in 2019 after ending what proved to be a controversial deal with cannabis oil products manufacturer HopeCBD.

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