Gloucester Rugby Club has deferred the development of the new Grandstand until next summer.
The Kingsholm club had planned to redevelop the current stand into a 7,000 plus seated structure with conference, bar and shop facilities over the summer.
The timescale was always going to be tight between the end of the season and the start of the new campaign in September, but a decision was made in April to go ahead this summer, in time for the start of the 2005/06 season.
However, the culmination of a number of issues has caused the Club to defer the development and construction work until next summer.
The Club's managing director Ken Nottage said: "The decision has been taken to defer the development for a year. The culmination of technical issues threaten the timing to complete
the project ahead of next season."
Nottage insisted that the project will happen, "The project has not been cancelled. It will happen, but we need to evaluate a number of major issues like flooding and we cannot run the risk of it not being ready in time. It will be deferred for a year and will happen.
"This decision enables us to concentrate all our efforts on team performance for the new season."
Season ticket packages for the current Kingsholm stadium will be with supporters in the next 10 to 14 days.
Fly-half Billy Burns was named Man of the Match after the 35-14 European Rugby Challenge Cup victory over Stade Rochelais on Thursday evening, and was full of praise for all his team mates for the win after a short turnaround.
Gloucester have been in good form in recent weeks, but Backs Coach Tim Taylor knows that the Cherry and Whites will have to be at their best on Thursday evening (kick off 7:45pm) against a Stade Rochelais side flying high this season.
Speaking to GRTV after the bonus point win over Bristol, back row Lewis Ludlow revealed that despite a tricky first half, Gloucester backed their skills to come through, a faith that was evident in a strong second half showing.
Willi Heinz scored Gloucester's second try as the Cherry and Whites overturned a disappointing first 40 minutes and 0-6 half time deficit, to earn a 26-18 Aviva Premiership victory over Bristol Rugby on Saturday.
Gloucester's much changed side had to overcome conceding an early try on Thursday evening, but responded in style to down Stade Rochelais by 35 points to 14 in the European Rugby Challenge Cup and set up a mouthwatering return fixture next weekend.
After taking 11 points from their last three games in the Aviva Premiership, including bonus point wins against Wasps and Bristol, Gloucester will be looking to continue their good form when they welcome La Rochelle to Kingsholm.