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Community Stadium Decision Called In

9 March 2017

GRIMSBY Town director John Fenty tonight confirmed that last week's community stadium decision by North East Lincolnshire Council has been called in. 

Speaking at tonight's fans forum event, he said: "We're delighted the cabinet made an option last Thursday. Extreme come with a leisure background, they believe they can deliver this scheme, I've been on the phone with one of the leads today and things are working very well. Unfortunately, that decision has been called in today. That decision will be debated, and I believe we'll be given the go ahead to carry on.

"I think it's important that we thank the council. They've had to go through all sorts of due process, and it's taken a long time. At the end of the day, it's the dissenters that get the biggest voice. It was a brave decision last week regarding the site, and I believe on the 21st things will be pushed through, so on behalf of the board I thank the council for their brave decision."

Ownership of the new Community Stadium.

The Town director was asked who would own a potential new stadium. John added: "In effect what will happen is Extreme will own the site, and they will give us a 999 year lease, so we will own the stadium.

"There won't be training pitches, they'll be community pitches. At this moment in time, they're not intended to be training pitches for the first team."

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