Oban’s stadium could be in line for a revamp to secure its future as a concert venue.
Historically, Mossfield was used as a venue for shinty matches and Highland games.
But since 2015 it has hosted Oban Live – a two day music festival organised by Celtic rock group Skerryvore.
Over the last four years, Oban Live has brought more than 25,000 revellers to the venue and generated an economic impact of more than £6million for the region.
However after this year’s event, organisers said they would be taking a break in 2020 and claimed the facilities are deteriorating at a time when running events is increasing.
Now a plan of action is being prepared by stadium owner Argyll and Bute Council.
In a paper prepared for councillors at the Oban Lorn and the Isles area committee on Wednesday, Pippa Milne, executive director with responsibility for roads and
infrastructure, states: “Although a suitable facility for its primary purpose as a sports venue, feedback from event organisers has highlighted some aspects of the infrastructure which could be improved in order to make the stadium more attractive as an events venue.”
Three areas which could be improved are the surface on the approach to the stadium from the car park, the condition of the pathway leading to the stand and the power supply.
The improvements would cost at least £60,000, although are still being finalised and Ms Milne tells councillors in her report that external funding would be required for the works.
Councillors will discuss the report before a more detailed proposal is presented in December.