£2m work on fire-struck stadium

04 Feb 2013

Quibell Park Stadium in Scunthorpe is set to undergo a £2 million refurbishment following a fire that badly damaged the grandstand last November.

North Lincolnshire council has developed a plan that includes more than £613,000 to renew the running track and £415,000 for new changing facilities.

However, a new synthetic pitch could be provided elsewhere, rather than replacing the floodlit one.

Online public consultation on the plans has begun and will last for a month.

Quibell Park, the base for a number of local clubs, is the council's main outdoor sports facility, boasting an athletics track, a velodrome and grass pitches for football.

The council says the stadium, where many of the facilities were unusable after the blaze, is used by about 40,000 people annually.

Copyright Press Association 2013



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