Scunthorpe United stadium

PWA wins planning consent for Scunthorpe United stadium plans

Plans to create a 12,000 all-seater stadium for Scunthorpe United as part of the £1.2bn Lincolnshire Lakes development have been officially approved.

The new £25m stadium, to be built on a 60-acre site on the west side of the M181, could be ready for Scunthorpe United to move in for the start of the 2017-18 season.

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stadium planning and development

Stadium planning: How to win public support

New stadium planning and development can be a contentious issue for fans and communities alike, not to mention local planning authorities. Planning expert Paul Walton assesses what sporting clubs can do to gain public support for stadium development.

History, tradition, identity and atmosphere are all words used by the fans to express their potential concern when their sporting club moots the possibility of a move to a new stadium, or reveals plans to knock down existing stands and start again.

It’s an issue that’s usually overcome if the club is able to effectively communicate the financial, operational and sporting performance benefits of moving stadium. After all, fans always want the best for their club.

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