GRIMSBY Town director Philip day spoke at Tuesday's civic reception at the town hall. North East Lincolnshire Council had invited the club to acknowledge the achievements of last Sunday.
He said: "Great Grimsby is already great, but now all the greater for Grimsby Town being back in the Football League.
"We now have a strong foundation and something to build on and within that achievement, it cannot be underestimated that Grimsby Town needs a new home."Blundell Park, built in Victorian times has done us proud for 127 years. Sadly today it is dated, not fit for purpose and holds this famous football club back. Primarily this is because the clubs counterparts have, one by one, moved into first class facilities fit for family football.
"I hope this significant achievement, witnessed by tens of thousand of local people, at Wembley and on TV and radio, serves to crystalise everyone into understanding that relocation is vital. Vital to ensure a lasting legacy remains for future generations, to be able to experience these priceless moments."
Leader of North East Lincolnshire Council, Councillor Ray Oxby said: "I'd just like to re-iterate the council's commitment of trying to turn the dream of a community stadium, a stadium the club will be a key part of, into reality. "There's still a long way to go, but in the same way that Town's promotion journey wasn't always easy, I firmly believe it's a dream worth chasing- and I say that both as a fan and the Council Leader."
You can watch highlights of the civic reception below.