England: Scunthorpe ready to open unfinished stadium

source: ScunthorpeTelegraph.co.uk

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.

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Mr Swann said he anticipated work starting on the new stadium in the coming months and hoped it would be ready for the club to move in for the 2016/17 season.

He said: “We are still hoping to start in August or September, which makes it really tight for next year. We are happy with the progress and we are continuing to work with all of the bodies.

“We need to be in by the following season. We might be starting in a stadium that is three-quarters built, but ready for the fans.

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The club's plans for a new £18 million (€25m / $27m) stadium cover 23 hectares and outline planning permission also includes future indoor hall and complex of training fields. The main stadium will hold 12,000 people and is expected to improve the club’s profile.

“We think we have got the right contractor to build the stadium in Buckingham’s and everybody is quite relaxed. We would love to be in there earlier and there are things to overcome, but they are not things that are going to stop us.

“There is still a huge amount of work and we are only a small team, but we are doing our best to get it done.”

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