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Iron release plans for new stadium

Scunthorpe United have revealed the location of the Iron's proposed new £18-million stadium.

Scunthorpe United release plans for their new stadium Credit: Scunthorpe United FC

The ground, which is yet to be named is to be built as part of the Lincolnshire Lakes Project.

The club have signed a deal with landowners the Lucent Group, who are delivering the project, for a 60 acre plot of land.

The site for the new stadium will be owned by the club.

A planning application is expected to be submitted on Monday 18 August.

The development includes a show pitch for the reserve and youth teams and training pitches for the first team, academy and community scheme Credit: Scunthorpe United FC

We are very happy with the deal and this is a very exciting time for the club. We're moving forward now. We've had some great support from the council and are very excited to be part of the Lakes Project. This will allow us to move into a better stadium and give us the opportunity to create different income streams as we will be working with hotels and gym companies and a few other businesses. There will be good access and parking and we will be able to accommodate all the facilities on one site. It is a very exciting project."

– Peter Swann, Scunthorpe United chairman

The club says there will there be substantial car parking, a show pitch for the reserve and youth teams and training pitches for the first team, academy and community scheme, including an indoor 3G area.

Aerial view of the new stadium's location Credit: Scunthorpe United FC

The club's chairman Peter Swann has appealed to fans in an open letter to contact him with concerns or suggestions regarding the plans.

What I would continue to ask is that all fans write in and ask the questions they want, by e mail, post or Twitter and raise the concerns they have now. The forums we have are great to discuss and bring ideas into the public domain, be that small one on one chats or the larger collective meetings, but those ideas and worries need to be tabled in writing, so they can be implemented or not.

You have that opportunity now to have an input on how this club goes forward and how the stadium works for all visitors and fans alike and I must say the ideas and input has been excellent, up to now.

– Peter Swann, Scunthorpe United chairman

Mr Swann says he will be available to speak to supporters around the ground at the Iron's first home game in League One against Preston North End on 16 August.