England: Three steps closer to the new Grimsby Town stadium
source: grimsbytelegraph.co.uk; author: michał
All indications suggest supporters and the community should be presented details in 2015. Local council established their own project team and commissioned a study into the scheme.
Plans for a new Grimsby Town stadium have moved forward after the council announced that an independent study into the project has been commissioned. The document should reveal impact the stadium should have on various aspects of life in Grimsby (economy, traffic, crime, etc.).
The club has also been granted a six-month extension to the exclusivity agreement it has for the site off Peaks Parkway that has been earmarked for the development. Previously Grimsby Town were granted 12 months of exclusivity, which means the club have now until spring 2016 to take over the land where they hope to establish their new 14,000-stadium.
Following yesterday’s decision, North East Lincolnshire Council leader Chris Shaw said: “We’re committed to building a stronger economy and showing the area is open for business and we all accept that a thriving football club is good for the borough – it’s great for local business and boosts community morale. We want our local team to be successful, both on and off the pitch.”
The Mariners have been attempting to leave their dated home Blundell Park for two decades now and the current community stadium scheme seems to be closer than ever to fulfilling that dream.