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Scunthorpe United submit new stadium plans

Scunthorpe United Football Club have submitted plans for a new stadium at their Glanford Park ground.

The new stadium will improve the matchday experience, create new commercial space to enhance its financial viability and support the League One club’s development into the future.

The current ground was built in 1988 and at the time was only the second new English Football League stadium to be built post-war. It will be a first for any club to have developed and played in three purpose-built stadia.

Chairman Peter Swann said:

I am delighted to announce that we have submitted our exciting plans for the new stadium. Glanford Park is not that old and has served us well, but it’s essential that we develop new income streams to support the future development of the Club and to improve facilities for fans and players alike.

The stadium will host an 11,000-capacity arena that will also create a venue for concerts and conferences, and provide new restaurant and leisure facilities. The arena will also provide up to 100,000ft2 of commercial space.

The Glanford Park Stadium will be demolished and rebuilt stand-by-stand over the next few seasons to enable the club to continue to play matches during the development.

New cantilever style stands will ensure unrestricted views onto the pitch and will include improved seating and new eating and drinking facilities.

The club will commence construction of the new stadium subject to a planning decision expected in the autumn.

The East Stand will be the first to be constructed to provide the commercial space required for health-related uses. The club have also submitted a planning application for residential apartments on the Glanford Park site.