Scunthorpe United chairman Peter Swann has revealed that the leading name for their new stadium is The Iron Arena.

Swann has also suggested that the name could be offered to sponsors as The (Sponsor’s Name) Iron Arena, as their plans to move away from Glanford Park gather pace.

Last week, the location of the Sky Bet League 1 club’s proposed new £18 million, 12,000-seater stadium was revealed as part of the Lincolnshire Lakes Project, south of the railway line, on the other side of the M181 to their current home.

The 60-acre plot of land will be owned by the club, with landowners the Lucent Group delivering the project, which includes a show pitch, training pitches and an indoor 3G arena in addition to the main stadium.

Swann said: “We’ve had some great support from the council and are very excited to be part of the Lakes Project.

“There will be good access and parking on the site and will us to move into a better stadium. It’s very exciting.”

The Iron’s chairman is asking fans to speak to him at the club’s League 1 encounter with Preston North End on Saturday 16th August to talk through other, undecided parts of the plans, such as the internals of the stadium.

Posted on 30/07/2014