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Last Updated: Monday, 22 March, 2004, 14:46 GMT
Swindon Town choose Shaw Tip site
Swindon Town's mascot, Rockin' Robin
Swindon have announced they are to move from the County Ground
Swindon Town football club will build their new 22,000-seater stadium at Shaw Tip in the west of the town.

The club's decision to move from the County Ground to a site near Sparcells was announced at a news conference.

The new ground will be built in partnership with developers St Modwen Properties, who were involved with Stoke City's Britannia Stadium.

Fans will have a chance to comment on the design for the arena, which could be ready by the 2007/8 season.

The new stadium will include a hotel and a gym, which would add to the club's revenues.

Swindon chairman Willie Carson said: "The club is thrilled at the prospect and are delighted to be working with truly professional partners who share our vision."

Mike Bawden, leader of Swindon Borough Council, said: "There are still a lot of discussions to be had in relation to the land identified.

"However, I look forward to seeing the proposals taking shape and a detailed application for the planning committee to consider."


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