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Macclesfield chairman Mike Rance believes the club would benefit greatly from a new stadium, and plans to relocate are already under way.

The League Two club announced in December a desire to relocate from its current home at Moss Rose and Cheshire East's consultation process, which is "designed to seek views on the development of Macclesfield Town centre and the South Macclesfield Development area", is now moving into its final phase.

The Silkmen hope to make a case for a proposed 7,000-capacity stadium in south Macclesfield and Rance told the club's official website: "We believe that the stadium could act as a catalyst for the creation of a sports development that would be fit for the 21st century."

He added: "In fact there's a great example of a similar, though smaller scheme in Cheshire East already. The new Nantwich Town development is a great success and there's no reason why we couldn't do something similar."

"With a new stadium we think we have a great chance of providing some great facilities for the community as well as enhancing the club's and the town's reputation.

"The Football League puts Macclesfield firmly on the map and in the public eye more effectively and more frequently than any other organisation in the town. We would like to use that platform to enhance the town's footprint on the national stage."

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