Construction work is set to begin on a new stadium for Gloucester City FC, after their original home was hit by severe flooding 12 years ago.
Since 2007 the National League North club have been in ground-share arrangements with four different clubs.
Gloucester City said that the Football Stadia Improvement Fund (FSIF) has now given approval for the work to kick off on the new Meadow Park stadium.
Following a meeting between club co-chairman Alex Petheram, director Brian McGurk and FSIF officer Chris Davies, the final conditions were agreed and legal documents exchanged.
Two new stands, each with 350 seats, will be positioned either side of the existing changing rooms.
They have been ordered and the steel structure for the new ’T-End’ and opposite terrace have also been placed for delivery with Dorchester based Snashall Steel.
Soldi are the principal contractor for the build and are expected to take over the site with construction set to begin before Chirstmas.
Petheram and McGurk said in a joint statement:
It’s been a long and challenging road but we’re delighted to reach this milestone and finally place some significant orders with suppliers and give contractual commitments to others. The next step is to conclude the pre-start safety reviews with the National League and FA. It’s exciting times for the club and the City, we’d like to thank the current Conservative lead Council for their support. We hope to continue our good relationship with them into 2020.