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World’s oldest football club plans new home

The world’s first football club, Sheffield FC, has unveiled plans for a new 4,000 seat stadium and football museum.

The English club is looking to submit plans for the new home venue to Sheffield Council before the end of 2021.

The club is also preparing to apply to North East Derbyshire District Council for permission to build homes on the site of its existing ground in Dronfield.

The club currently competes in the Northern Premier League Division One South East.

Sheffield FC chairman Richard Tims said:

Welcome to a new era of Sheffield FC, the world’s first football club. We are pleased to announce our vision for the future: a new stadium back in the Steel City, and a new membership scheme where fans from every club and country can show their respect for the heritage of the game.

The club hopes the new site, known as the Transport Ground, will become an international visitor attraction where fans from across the world can visit where football kicked off.

Image: Sheffield FC