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Last Updated: Thursday, 4 October 2007, 15:27 GMT 16:27 UK
New football club stadium planned
Site of planned new stadium (pic: Worcester City FC website)
The new ground would be close to Junction 7 of the M5
Worcester City Football Club have revealed plans for a new stadium housing 6,000 supporters.

The Nunnery Way site, on a 7.5-acre site on the edge of the city, would meet Football League requirements.

The club, who play in Blue Square North, two divisions away from the Football League, have been at St George's Lane for 102 years.

A planning application will be submitted next year. St Modwen Properties would develop the stadium.

'Compatible with football'

The planned site is close to junctions 6 and 7 of the M5 and other activities would also be developed apart from the football ground.

These could include restaurants, hotels and fitness centres as well as offices, St Modwen said.

Under the agreement it would deliver a new stadium which, when completed, would be acquired by the club.

Worcester City's finance director, Brian Lancaster, said: "It's down to St Modwen to get the various aspects of the other developments. But they're going to be compatible with football.

"So that as the club becomes more successful, there can be car parking there that can be used on match days, whereas if it's a retail store, you can't use the car parking on match days."


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