Scunthorpe United Stadium
|Category||Design awaiting implementation|
|Cost||£ 25 mln|
|Construction||05.2016 - 2017|
|Design||Frank Whittle Partnership|
Description: Scunthorpe United Stadium
New stadium for Scunthorpe United is to be built in a new spot, but very close to current Glanford Park, just 900 meters south. Initial configuration should see capacity of 12,000 people, but with a chance to increase to 18,000, should such demand exist.
Apart from the main stadium (12,000 capacity initially with potential to reach 18,000), Scunthorpe United plan to have up to 10 secondary football fields beside it. Five of them will reach full size, half will be significantly smaller. They will provide both the playing conditions for reserve/youth teams and United’s training academy. Altogether the site will be around five times the size of existing Glanford Park’s surface, including parking sites.
The club are hoping to erect the steel-based structure in several months and within a tight budget of £18 million. Much of the cost (up to 50%) would be covered with external funding programs, like the EU or football funds.
The design was carried out by Frank Whittle Partnership, a company with a couple of British stadiums in their portfolio. For the Iron architects suggest a curvy bowl with significant domination of the main stand. Though incorporated into the bowl, the stand’s roof is to span beyond the stadium, creating an arch and adding to the dynamism.
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England: Scunthorpe finally counting down to groundbreaking
After a series of delays the new 12,000-capacity stadium for Scunthorpe United should finally go ahead this spring. Today the North Lincolnshire Council greenlighted it today!
England: Scunthorpe ready to open unfinished stadium
Scunthorpe United chairman Peter Swann has revealed when work will start on the new stadium, to be built to replace Glanford Park. Scunthorpe Telegraph report.
England: Contractor appointed for Scunthorpe
A year back we were presented with the design. A year from now Scunthorpe United should already see it built. Buckingham Group was selected to deliver the 12,000 stadium.
England: Scunthorpe United stadium approved
The club's plans for a new £18 million stadium were yesterday given the go ahead – and the ground looks set to open in July 2016. A Scunthorpe Telegraph report.
England: Scunthorpe march on with stadium plan
Scunthorpe have submitted plans for their new £18million 12,000-seater stadium to North Lincolnshire Council planners. Sky Sports report.
England: Details revealed about Scunthorpe stadium
No longer planned ‘somewhere near the city’, but just 900 meters away from the existing Glanford Park. The new 12,000-capacity stadium will be accompanied by 10 secondary football fields and planning application is due in 3 weeks.
Scunthorpe: Consultations begin, new stadium closer
Groundbreaking isn’t on the horizon yet, but planning application may be filed within just 4-6 weeks, should all go well. Despite first consultation meeting yesterday, fans still don’t know where the stadium would be located.
New design: Scunthorpe United Stadium
It’s been confirmed in December and already now we see how the desired new ground of The Iron should look. Of course these are initial renderings, but the aspirations of the League Two side are admirable!