When a Conference club is promoted to the Football League it may find itself having to upgrade its terracing in order to bring it up to the prescribed standard required to obtain a licence from the SGSA.

At the same time it may face having to increase the capacity of the ground, or install additional seating, in order to meet the Football League membership requirements.

This section provides further details of the deadlines imposed by the SGSA’s licence and the Football League’s membership criteria and is intended to help clubs plan for any work which may be required.