CONCORD Rangers are looking to make improvements to their Aspect Arena home as the new National League South campaign fast approaches.

The Beach Boys finished in an all-time high sixth position last term and also accumulated a record number of points.

Although they were in the play-off places as the season came to an end, Concord were unable to extend their campaign as their stadium did not meet the necessary requirements.

And Concord chairman Ant Smith is eager to avoid a similar situation.

Smith said: “We are installing an additional 150 seats to meet the National League criteria.

“We’re also building an external toilet block to improve our facility and with better disabled access.

“This will be with the help of the Football Foundation.”

National League regulations stipulate that a club’s stadium must have a minimum of 500 covered seats in order to compete in the play-offs.

Due to only having 350 covered seats, Concord were unable to extend their season despite a phenomenal campaign.

The Beach Boys, who are now bossed by Danny Scopes after player-manager Sammy Moore departed for ongoing personal problems, will be hopeful of making the improvements to the Aspect Arena in the coming months.

The National League South fixtures were revealed yesterday and Scopes’ side will start on the road.

An opening day trip to Oxford City will be followed by a local derby against Chelmsford City, who reached the play-offs in April.

Concord have until March 31, 2020, to complete the changes to their home, but Smith is hoping the alterations will be finished in October.

Meanwhile, the Beach Boys will be back in action at the Aspect Arena on Saturday as they get their pre-season programme underway.

Concord are set to welcome Championship side Millwall, who are managed by former Southend United striker Neil Harris.

The Beach Boys have also arranged home friendlies against Dagenham & Redbridge, Hashtag United and Telford United.