sport

Iron premiere proposed stadium

Scunthorpe have released images of their new 18million 12,000-capacity stadium that they hope to complete by the 2015/16 season.

The club hope to obtain planning permission from the council before May this year, but details of the new stadium's whereabouts have not been disclosed.

The new stadium complex will include a hotel and offices, training and catering facilities.

Managing director of architects Frank Whittle Partnership, David Robinson, said: "We have worked very hard to create a vibrant and modern development that will be a real asset to the community and the local economy.

"The proposed masterplan we have created for Scunthorpe United aims to provide a real destination venue for sport, leisure and entertainment for the local community.

"We have worked closely with the club to create modern facilities that will be used by members of the community seven days a week, throughout the year, something we believe is vitally important for modern day sports venues.

"The football stadium we are proposing is really special and the design, with its sweeping curves is striking."

Scunthorpe chairman Peter Swann said a site "not far away" from Glanford Park had been earmarked.