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Scunthorpe's new stadium plan

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Scunthorpe United’s new stadium plans have been unveiled. The striking 12,000 capacity all-seater “Iron Arena” is part of the vision for a £40 million out-of-town football and leisure development created by FWP for the Lincolnshire club on a site near its present Glanford Park ground.

The plan also includes a 120-bed hotel, a multi-use indoor arena, community sports pitches, indoor and outdoor crown green bowling facilities and a potential transport interchange hub with a new rail station.

The new football stadium would have club and executive facilities, a gym, office space and areas for commercial development as well as a club venue and supporters’ bar.

When Glanford Park was opened in 1988, it was the first new stadium to open since 1955. It was something of a cut price effort and has been described in unflattering terms. The new stadium design with its curves is much more stylish.