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A report included in the application suggested that the four-storey building could eventually become a residential development housing 52 one and two bedroomed apartments on the second, third and fourth floors.
A memorial to the Northern Echo workers who lost their lives during WWI will remain undisturbed by the redevelopment proposals contained within the application.
Prior to moving to the ground in 2003, Darlington F. had been playing at Feethams, located near to the town centre.
The current stadium was built on a greenfield site next to Darlington's A66 bypass.
Matthew Paul Coad (born 25 September 1984) is an English former footballer who played professionally with York City in the Third Division, as a midfielder.
Born in Darlington, County Durham, Coad joined York City after being spotted playing Sunday league football by youth coach Brian Neaves.
The Arena also played host to the first professional rugby league match to be played in County Durham, when Gateshead Thunder used the ground for their fifth round 2009 Challenge Cup game against Oldham due to a fixture clash.With a seating capacity of 25,000, the arena rarely attracted large crowds, with the usual attendance being around 2,000.