An application to register the City Ground, home of Nottingham Forest Football Club, as an 'Asset of Community Value' has been submitted to Rushcliffe Borough Council.
An ACV is land or property of importance to a local community which is subject to additional protection from development under the Localism Act 2011.
The stadium itself is part of the club's assets but the land upon which it is built is owned under freehold by Nottingham City Council.
The ACV application was made by the Nottingham Forest Supporters’ Trust.
Receiving an ACV status would place Nottingham Forest’s stadium alongside other English football grounds including St. James’ Park, Ewood Park and Old Trafford.
The NFST say they hope to find out whether the application has been successful or not within two to six weeks.