OXFORD City want to build a new stand at Court Place Farm.

The Vanarama National League South club are seeking planning permission for the development, which would be at the east end of the ground.

It would have a capacity for 700 standing supporters, or 400 seats, and enable fans to be segregated – a requirement for teams playing in the Vanarama National League, the tier above City.

There are also plans to hold classroom space for the club's off-pitch initiatives, such as its Velocity football and education programme.

City are fourth in National League South and have never been higher than the sixth tier in their 139-year history.

And general manager Justin Merritt revealed they could build the stand in a matter of months if required.

He told BBC Oxford: “The first set of plans that we have are just going into the planners.

“It’ll be really exciting and give us more teaching space. We have over 100 students here on a daily basis, we’ve outgrown a lot of the facilities already.

“We’d be looking to get that in place ahead of next season if possible.

“The stand itself is modular, a purpose-built stand that you can add chunks to.

“We might have already purchased the stand and it might be waiting somewhere for us, so that’s a story for another day.”

The stand would be built behind the goal at the far end, which houses the scoreboard.

The plans are yet to reach Oxford City Council’s online planning portal.

Court Place Farm currently has a capacity of 2,500, but just 10 per cent of that is seated.

The record attendance of 2,276 was set for a friendly against Oxford United in July 2017, when the ground had just added a 3G pitch and improved its clubhouse.

City were watched by 743 fans against Dulwich Hamlet last Saturday, their biggest home crowd this season.