Scunthorpe United’s plans for their new £18 million stadium will be decided by the North Lincolnshire Council’s planning committee later on Wednesday, Scunthorpe Telegraph understands.
Subject to the approval by the planning committee, the Irons would hope to move into the 12,000-seater stadium which will be situated on the Lincolnshire Lakes development, for the start of the 2016-17 season. It is expected to be completed by May 2016.
This development would also include a hotel and office space as well as training facilities for all the club’s senior and junior sides.
The application will be discussed by the planning committee on Wednesday.
The fans have expressed excitement of building a new stadium. Luke Thornhill, a board member for supporters’ group The Iron Trust, said: “The main feedback from members has been positive.
“Generally, there is widespread support for the move. At Glanford Park we’re limited in our revenue streams. The new ground will allow us to bring in more revenue that can then be spent on the team. The fans expect it to go ahead and everything from the chairman has been very driven. There doesn’t seem to be a Plan B.”
The Iron’s stadium plans had been put on display since December last year at a public consultation event.
The planners are Paul Walton Associates and the architect is Neil Ainsworth from Frank Whittle Partnership.
Scunthorpe United are in the 15th place in the Sky Bet League One standings with 56 points and face local rivals Doncaster Rovers in an away game on Sunday.