Grimsby Town FC announces new stadium project

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Grimsby Town FC, which competes in the English Football League Two, has announced a partnership with sports and leisure property developer Extreme for the development of a new stadium and leisure development at Peaks Parkway.

Having now signed an agreement with Grimsby Town FC, Extreme is now progressing with the viability assessment of the project with a view to obtaining pre-application planning.

The current facility mix being considered includes a state-of-the-art, 14,000-capacity soccer stadium, a new ice rink facility, additional sports and leisure facilities, retail, and food and beverage offers. To ensure viability and the least cost impact to the local district, an enabling element of affordable residential has been included. As part of this, Extreme has agreed and secured full funding which also includes expressions of interest/pre-let agreement for 50% of the development with quality national leisure operator.

The level of investment for the Stadium & Leisure Project is in expected to be in excess of £55m (US$73m), with the number of full-time jobs created expected to be in excess of 320 positions, excluding construction based on the design and facility mix.

Grimsby Town director John Fenty said in a statement on the team’s website: “We are delighted that Peaks Parkway has now been chosen as the reference site for this very exciting development. It will ensure that the Grimsby Town Football club remains at the heart of the community for future generations, providing a lasting legacy in a new state-of-the-art community stadium at the center of a leisure destination. We are very pleased to have teamed up with Extreme who have an outstanding track record of delivering excellence in the leisure industry. They say that good things come to those who wait, and we’ve waited so we are looking forward to the day when the ground is broken. Importantly during the evolution of the scheme there will a number of further consultations in addition to those which have already been undertaken.

Feedback emanating from these will be taken into the design with the intention of causing the least impact to local residents”

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