Grimsby Town FC has unveiled an ambitious stadium redevelopment scheme.
Club Director, John Fenty, told local residents fearful of the impact of the proposed 12,000-14,000-seater stadium on land off Peaks Parkway on the edge of the town, that:
Modern stadium design will mitigate the impact of noise from a new football stadium.
In response, residents said traffic problems will be exacerbated and the peace and tranquility of the nearby Scartho Road Cemetery will disappear. But Mr Fenty said the club would only have 30 home games each season and not become a day-in-day-out noise nuisance.
Last week the club released more details about the proposed relocation from Blundell Park, issuing a rallying cry to residents and politicians. It also launched an online petition in favour of the plans and supporter group, the Mariners Trust, has organised a leaflet drop within the Park ward.
Speaking of the new stadium plans, Fenty said he was happy to meet residents to allay their concerns but stressed he is not a planning consultant. He advised that measures to mitigate noise and impact on the area would be an integral part of the stadium design. He also said the proposed new stadium would be 450m from the nearest house.