Leamington’s impressive plans for a new community stadium have been approved by councillors of the Warwick District Council.
The council have received the backing to buy the land in Europa Way and Gallows Hill to build the new ground which is nearer the town centre and public transport links.
The 5000 capacity stadium would have a 3G pitch, conference facilities, gym, bar, and café.
The council have also been granted approval to acquire Leamington’s current Phillips 66 Community Stadium in Harbury Lane which might be turned into a travellers site.
Leamington chairman Jim Scott said: “Leamington FC very much welcomes this key step forward. A new stadium with improved access and facilities will help us fulfil our aspirations to move into higher leagues.
“It will also allow us to develop and expand our presence in the community through our programme of football related activities. This will give more people the opportunity to get involved, be it as a player, spectator or user of the facilities.”
The leader of Warwick District Council, Cllr Andrew Mobbs added: “These exciting and ambitious plans, will not only help to secure the future of our local football club, but have the potential to bring a new focal point for the community with huge benefits for the health, fitness and well-being of our residents.”