THE Ahmadiyya Muslim Association are hoping to breathe new life into the Fartown Pavilion.
They have applied to transform the Pavilion into a community centre and mosque.
If the plans are approved, the former social club on Spaines Road will be transformed with facilities being updated to bring the site into the 21st century.
As part of an historic sports site, the Pavilion will not be knocked down but will be improved internally.
The exterior of the Pavilion, which is currently unoccupied, will be landscaped and improvements made to the existing car parking facilities.
Malcolm Sizer, the agent for the AMA, said: “There are no plans to demolish the Pavilion, only to improve it, give it a paint job and a new life.
“The application is for a change of use only, the Pavilion will remain as it is.”
The former Fartown social club has not been used since the Huddersfield Cricket and Athletic Club went into liquidation at the end of last year.
Sporting events had been based at the Fartown site for 133 years with the Huddersfield Rugby League Club games hosted there.
Yorkshire Cricket Club also played at Fartown during its heyday.
But the area has become derelict and the Pavilion is in need of renovation.
Members of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Association (AMA) want to relocate some of their work from their base at Lower Fitzwilliam Street to the Pavilion.
Community activities such as sport, educational and recreational events will take place at the site.
Some religious services will also be held there, including Friday prayers.
The AMA met with members of the community in June to discuss the plans.
Since then much of the area surrounding the site has already been cleared of rubbish.
The AMA has 420 members and does a lot of charity work within the community and want a bigger base to carry out their work from.
The planning application will be considered by Kirklees Council and decided on after July 29 when the public consultation will end.