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Community Stadium Update

Much has been going on behind the scenes.

27 November 2017

A New Community Stadium

Following North East Lincolnshire Council’s principle support for the club’s relocation to Peaks Parkway back in May, much has been going on behind the scenes.

Town director, John Fenty gives us an update. He said “We understand that the fans are frustrated that all has been quiet since May. This is a complex project with the potential to bring in a £250 million inward investment to the town.

"Should that come to fruition, it will lead to the club having a new home, with fit for purpose facilities for our great fans.

"There is no 'silver bullet', no easy means of delivering relocation and a traditional means of relocation via a large retail anchor tenant is not possible locally. So a more complex solution is being worked on.

"It is this complexity which is taking time, but we are delighted that the project is making good progress".

Extreme Leisure, the brand led sports and leisure property developer, teamed up with the club for the development of a New Community Stadium and Leisure Development back in 2016 and is currently in ongoing discussion with North East Lincolnshire Council on this and agreeing the objective of delivering a substantial number of affordable homes.

Alistair Gosling, Chairman of Extreme, added: "A number of meetings are planned with North East Lincolnshire Council over the next two weeks, to substantially progress further the key element of the project, which will see the delivery of the club's ambition to relocate to a fantastic new Community Stadium.

"Inspired by our passion for sport and the surrounding lifestyle, Extremes objective is to breathe life into neglected, or under-utilised sites, deliver valuable inward investment, job creation and visitor experiences that significantly enhance the community in which they are located, and we look forward to achieving that in Grimsby".

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