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Scunthorpe name stadium site

Scunthorpe have confirmed the site for their new 18million-stadium is part of the Lincolnshire Lakes Project close to the M181.

The club has signed a deal with landowners the Lucent Group for a 60-acre plot of land, south of the railway line on the M181.

A planning application is expected to be submitted on Monday, August 18, the club has confirmed.

Scunthorpe chairman Peter Swann told the club's official website: "We are very happy with the deal and this is a very exciting time for the club. We're moving forward now.

"We've had some great support from the council and are very excited to be part of the Lakes Project.

"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.

"There will be good access and parking and we will be able to accommodate all the facilities on one site.

"It is a very exciting project."

The site for the new stadium will include "substantial" car parking, a youth team/reserve team pitch, first team and academy training pitches and an indoor 3G area.