ACCRINGTON Stanley will spend around £100,000 on improvements to the Interlink Express Stadium over the summer.
The club need to make the necessary changes to fall in line with Football League regulations.
But it does mean the long awaited roof on the Clayton End will be delayed.
Work has already begun on the ground as Stanley stand on the verge of a Football League return.
The most noticeable change for next season will be segregation. All four sides of the ground will be separate identities and there will be no walking around the ground - as happens now, especially at half-time.
"Each area will be self contained," said chief executive Rob Heys. "They will have their own toilet and catering facilities and there will be four turnstiles into each area.
"It does mean, if people decide say to go behind the goals, then they have to stay there."
The other development is a spectator first aid room which will replace the old groundsman's hut near the changing rooms.
There will also be a stadium control room on top of the Coppice terrace toilets which will house all the CCTV, monitor the turnstiles and hold the police radio equipment.
Then there is general other work which involves having the turnstiles linked to a computer system, telecommunications to key areas and normal and emergency lighting.
"Over the last ten years we have done a lot of work on the ground," said the chief executive.
"We have built the main stand, the terracing and the crush barriers, the office building and the bar extension.
"Even though this latest work may not seem big pieces of work, it will cost around £100,000 and is substantial work and it is important - it needs to be done."
The future developments include the covering over the Clayton End and developing the Whinney Hill terrace.
The Clayton End roof is a contentious issue as fans have been asking for one for more than three years.
It will become worse as next as, if the weather is bad, fans won't be able to swap sides for shelter.
"It has been a nightmare from the club's point of view," admitted the chief executive. "It has obviously attracted a lot of attention over the last three years.
"We were very keen three years ago and we have had different designs done over the years which have had to be changed for one reason or another
"The club fully understand what people are saying about the roof but we have to make the necessary improvements for the Football League first. They have taken precendent.
"The Clayton End roof is in our future plans and it is something we want to get on with.
"We have had a lot of interest from people keen to invest their money in the club and this is imporant.
"But, at the moment, we won't spend money we haven't got. We aren't like a lot of clubs who have loans and, if we have a £1 coming in, we will only spend £1.
"To put a roof on would cost over £100,000 and we are again entering the unknown if we do make it into the Football League. It is like when we entered the Conference and when we went full-time. We have to be careful but as soon as the necessary work for promotion to the Football League is completed, our attention will return to covering the terrace.
"It is high up on our priorities."
There has also been a lot of talk of parking problems on the streets outside of the ground which the club are looking into. They are having a forum with the residents to talk about the options.
"We want more car parking space inside the ground - but that is one for the future too," said Mr Heys.
"We know it is a problem and we are in touch with residents about the way forward. Whether there is 100 coming to watch the match or 3000, they will always park in the immediate locality.
"We are looking at the possibility of using Accrington Cricket Club for away fans and then they can use their bar and perhaps make a bit of money.
"That could ease the problem and we are considering all our options."