The former home of Scarborough Football Club is to be demolished - marking a step towards the development of a new leisure village for the town.
The council voted to demolish the stadium, which has been derelict since the club was wound up in 2007.
Featherstone Rovers Rugby League Club have agreed to buy two of the stands from the Seamer Road site and carry out demolition as part of this.
A new sports complex is planned for part of the site.
The ground was bought by the council in a dilapidated stated from the liquidator following the club's demise.
Since then there have been arson attacks and vandalism at the site.
The decision to demolish the stadium marks a move towards the development of a multimillion-pound sports complex which would incorporate a new football ground.