Caley Thistle are considering installing an artificial playing surface at Caledonian Stadium.
Kilmarnock will become the first Scottish Premiership club to play their home games on a non-grass pitch next season and Caley Jags chairman Kenny Cameron says his club is giving serious thought to replacing the traditional grass pitch at the stadium.
The club has spent a five-figure sum repairing the existing surface this summer after a total of 35 first team and under-20 matches were played at the ground last season. Cameron believes changing the surface could be the best solution financially for the club in the long term.
He said: “Given the newness of the surface, this was undoubtedly too many games.
“On artificial pitches, this is the way ahead for all community clubs and we have looked at various options.
“The costs are a bit prohibitive but it is something we are seriously looking at as a long-term solution.
“If we could raise the finance, it would certainly be a viable business proposition.”
Meanwhile, Caley Thistle will tour the Highlands when they prepare for the new Scottish Premiership season next month.
Inverness begin their build-up at Grant Street Park against Clach on Wednesday, July 2, before travelling to Forres Mechanics on Wednesday, July 9.
Former Caley Jags midfielder Barry Wilson welcomes his former club to Elgin City on Saturday, July 12, before Inverness travel to Highland League champions Brora Rangers on Wednesday, July 16.
The Highlanders make the trip to Championship side Raith Rovers on Saturday, July 19, before facing Deveronvale at Princess Royal Park, Banff, on Wednesday, July 23.