Scunthorpe United have submitted plans to redevelop Glanford Park with North Lincolnshire Council.
The club have requested North Lincolnshire Council for an environmental impact assessment (EIA) screening opinion on the project, which comes ahead of any formal planning application.
A phased development will see the overall capacity increase to 12,000 and will also include the construction of 100 residential apartments on the site.
The application states: “The proposed development of the stadium intends to provide an extra 3,000 capacity, which will increase the capacity of the stadium to 12,000 seats.
“This will be done through a phased approach to be agreed.
“The proposed development will be located on the existing footprint of the current stadium. As part of the redevelopment, the length and width of the pitch will be increased to a width of 68000mm (from 65693mm) and an increase in length to 105000mm (from 101257mm).
“Car parking will continue to the west of the stadium, though additional parking will be provided to the east of the site, estimated at approximately 350-400 car parking spaces. To the south east corner of the new car park approximately 100 new residential apartments will be provided.
“Some of the spaces in the new car park will be safeguarded for the occupiers of the apartments. It is anticipated that some of the lettable space within the stadium redevelopment will be to the NHS, and the apartments may be occupied by keyworkers working in this new NHS location.”