New Stadium

Forest's £100m World Cup super stadium dream

Exclusive: Forest's £100m World Cup super stadium dream
Friday, September 05, 2008, 08:49
EXCLUSIVE: PLANS have been drawn up for a £100m super stadium to the east of West Bridgford.
The stadium would be the new home of Nottingham Forest and enable the city to host matches during the 2018 World Cup.
The Football Association is preparing a bid to bring the tournament to England in ten years' time.
The FA visited Nottingham on Monday and told a meeting of club officials and council leaders the city will be one of the 12 World Cup venues, provided it can deliver a world-class stadium.
But time is short. Forest and the politicians have to deliver their plans to the FA by January 2010, leaving little more than a year for negotiations to be concluded.

The stadium is part of plans for a massive sports quarter at Holme Pierrepont, which have been put forward by Forest. The new stadium would be built on land between Lady Bay and Holme Pierrepont, off Regatta Way.
As well as the football stadium, it includes:
A 10,000 seat 'community' stadium to host rugby, athletics and national and international sports events.
multi-use sports pitches
water sports – diving, sailing, angling, as well as the existing white water canoe course, rowing lake and water skiing
a golf course
nature reserve with walking and cycling routes
cafes, spa, health club and five-star hotel.
The scheme will depend upon the support of Nottingham City Council, Notts County Council, and Rushcliffe Borough Council.
City council leader Jon Collins said: "I am enthusiastic and we are going to do what we can to help."
If Nottingham applies to the FA to be a host city, the application would have to be signed by the councils.