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Land secured for new stadium

United’s proposed £18 million stadium is to be built as part of the Lincolnshire Lakes Project.

The club have agreed a deal with landowners the Lucent Group for a 60 acre plot of land, south of the railway line towards the M180.

A planning application is expected to be submitted on Monday, August 18 with the club hoping to move into the new stadium part way through next season- but the club will have to prove a move part way through a season is a viable option to the FA.

Scunthorpe United chairman Peter Swann said: “It has taken a little bit longer than we would have liked, but there has been quite a bit of work to get to this stage.

“We are very happy with the deal and this is a very exciting time for the club.

“We wanted to be part of the Lakes Project and this will allow us to move into a better stadium and give us the opportunity to create different income streams as we will be working with hotels and gym companies and a few other businesses”.

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Written by Matt Blanchard

Part of the team since 2007, before becoming editor in 2013. Undertaken the role of match summariser during Scunthorpe United live match commentaries for BBC Radio Humberside. Seasonal contributor to football titles FourFourTwo and When Saturday Comes and a finalist at the Football Blogging Awards in 2014.

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