Stadium redevelopment is part of £2bn development plan for Nottingham UK

We will ensure the stadium is a place we all feel proud of
– Nicholas Randall

Plans to redevelop the home stadium of soccer team Nottingham Forest in the UK have moved a step closer, after the Football League club was granted a new 250-year lease for the stadium site.

The redevelopment forms part of the wider Nottingham Southside regeneration with £2bn of developments happening across a 0.5 square mile area.

The changes represent are expected to bring thousands of jobs, millions of visitors and economic growth for the benefit of the entire city.

The lease, granted by Nottingham City Council, replaces the current 50-year-lease and will also give Forest more land to build on around the stadium.

The deal will enable the club to proceed with its expansion plans for its City Ground, which include the construction of a new stand.

Nottingham Forest chair Nicholas Randall first announced plans to redevelop the City Ground earlier this year.

“When we announced our plans for the redevelopment of the stadium, we recognised the importance of remaining at our iconic home. We understand what it means, not only to our supporters, but also for the people of the City.

“We've been speaking to representatives of key groups involved in the redevelopment planning and will continue to do so to ensure the stadium is a place we all feel proud of,” he concluded.

David Mellen, leader of Nottingham City Council, added: “We share Nottingham Forest’s ambition for their redeveloped ground and have been pleased to work with them on the project. We understand what a huge difference it will make to Nottingham to have such a top-level sporting venue.

“We’re lucky that we have a proud sporting heritage in the city. Nottingham already boasts a world-class cricket ground, an elite-level ice hockey team and international-quality tennis facilities. This redevelopment of The City Ground will cement the city's reputation as a renowned sporting venue."

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Plans to redevelop the home stadium of soccer team Nottingham Forest in the UK have moved a step closer, after the Football League club was granted a new 250-year lease for the stadium site. The redevelopment forms part of the wider Nottingham Southside regeneration with £2bn of developments happening across a 0.5 square mile area. The changes represent are expected to bring thousands of jobs, millions of visitors and economic
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