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NFFC Outline Their Stance On New Stadium Plans

Nottingham Forest CEO Mark Arthur, has for the first time given a detailed statement on the clubs' stance on it's plans for moving to a new stadium.

Whether you're for or against the proposed move, NFFC seem intent on moving from it's current home at the City Ground and are full square behind the City Council's bid to win venue status for the 2018 World Cup.

Mark Arthur states, that finding a new home for the club has been six years in the planning and has not been made on a whim. He also says that they have made many enquiries about redeveloping the City Ground, but all the expert advice given says this is impossible if they want to stage matches in the WC and to meet FIFA requirements.

Fans opposed to the move, say the benefits from taking part in the WC are few and that a 45,000 seater stadium is impractical. The club have answered that previously, by stating that the WC stadium would be part built, from a temporary structure that could be removed after the tournament, thus enabling the capacity to be reduced to around 40,000.

Whether Nottingham is selected as a venue for the 2018 WC (assuming the England bid is successful) seems of little consequence, as the club appears determined to move. So long as they keep their promise of delivering something different to the soulless bowls that others have to watch their football in, I for one will go along with it, although I do have reservations.

Although the club and City Council are backing the bid, there is political opposition in the form of Tory County Council leader Kay Cutts. She's dead against any move to Gamston and has voiced her concerns very loudly. Any Forest fans against the proposed move, can rest assured that in her they have an ally and can at least sleep safe in the knowledge that it's not over yet, as this one looks set to run and run and run.

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Date:Tuesday September 15 2009

Time: 7:53PM

 

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