Cobblers supporters will now be offered the chance to buy the former athletics track adjoining Northampton Town's stadium in the event the club is sold - after it was added to the Asset of Community Value (ACV) listing.
In Decemer, the borough council announced that the Northampton Town Supporters' Trust's three-year bid to see Sixfields Stadium and land around it designated as an ACV had been succesful.
The status means the council must grant a six-month moratorium to the trust, or any other community group interested in buying the assett, in the event of a decision to sell the stadium - now known as The PTS Training Academy.
The listing at the time included the west stand car park land at Sixfields - but not the old athletics track behind the stadium’s East Stand.
Ongoing talks between the borough council and the trust since Christmas have now seen that parcel of land - once used by Northampton Phoenix Athletics Club - included in the listing.
"The listing means that any future development proposed in relation to the assets listed will need to take into consideration the ACV status," a statement released today by the trust reads:
"The Trust, as the nominator for the listing, will be observing closely and responding to any proposals."
Northampton Borough Council holds the freehold to Sixfields, which was built as a community stadium for the people of the town in 1994.
The outcome marks "an important step for the protection of community land" according to the trust, which is currently discussing a model for owning the club outright.
It is set to hold a public meeting about the possibility of a fan-led takeover at The Park Inn Hotel in Silver Street on Sunday, March 10. The meeting is due to start at 1pm.