THE seated stand at Vauxhall Motors' Rivacre Park home has been closed after being declared unsafe.
Cheshire Trading Standards have inspected the structure and discovered a number of problems with it that would place supporters' safety at risk. The stand in question is the only seated facility at the ground and it could be closed for several months.
The football club has agreed not to use the stand and to work with trading standards to make it safe.
A spokesperson for Cheshire Trading Standards said: 'We are not prepared to divulge the nature of the faults. However, the club has cooperated throughout and has put fan safety first by closing the stand.'
The stand will be refurbished and Vauxhall are currently awaiting quotations for the necessary work.
Club chairman Alan Bartlam said: 'We apologise to all our supporters and any visitors for the fact this facility cannot be used for the foreseeable future and for any inconvenience it may cause.
'We shall proceed with utmost haste to have the necessary work completed as quickly as is possible, but that will not happen overnight.
'It could well take several months for this work to be carried out, but please bear with us during this difficult time.'
* The Motormen visit Stalybridge Celtic tomorrow, buoyed by taking four points in three days.
On Saturday, Carl Macauley's men claimed a 2-1 victory at Gainsborough Trinity.
The visitors took the lead on 21 minutes when Brian Moogan fired home a 25-yard free-kick through a wall of players. Trinity's 65th-minute substitute Mark Bett made an instant impact by volleying home a stunning equaliser over the head of Lake within a minute of his introduction.
But Vauxhall struck the winner just three minutes from the end as Karl O'Donnell cut in from wide out right, beat two defenders and unleashed a drilled shot from just inside the area.
O'Donnell was on target in the dying minutes at Hyde United on Monday to give the Motormen a 1-1 draw.