Bristol City FC have announced plans for a new 30,000 capacity stadium.
The club hopes planning permission will be in place by the end of 2009
At the Championship club's annual general meeting on Thursday a spokesman said a site in south Bristol was already earmarked for the development.
The club hopes planning permission will be in place by the end of 2009 and the new stadium will be ready in time for the 2011/2012 season.
Its aim is to be able to host World Cup games, in which case capacity could increase to 40,000 if approved.
The club said it was legally bound not to give the exact location of the new stadium, but it is said to be "not too far" from the Ashton Gate ground.
Chairman Steve Lansdown said: "I've gone to the council, had conversations with all the party leaders, got their support for it, spoken to the planners.
"We've got to go through the due process, but I'm confident we'll get the end result in a reasonable time frame."
Ashton Gate could now be sold off for housing.