Council against Forest proposals

Published Add your comment

Football News

Nottingham Forest's plans to build a new stadium as part of the city`s 2018 World Cup bid have been criticised by Nottinghamshire County Council.

Gamston was chosen by the club as a suitable location for the 45,000-seater stadium, however, the land at the proposed site is owned by the county council and they have refused to support any plans to build on greenbelt land.

County council leader Kay Cutts said Forest acted like a "centre-forward prima donna" by announcing the proposals for the new location on Monday.

"We've made it very clear we would only support a bid on the existing Forest site. Our land at Gamston is not for sale," Cutts told the BBC.

"We don't believe that changing the location of our premier ground is a good move - it's bad for football, bad for business, bad for local people and risks scuppering our bid to be a World Cup city."

Mark Arthur, Forest's chief executive, said exhaustive studies of the existing City Ground had shown it was "impossible to transform the ground into a fully compliant FIFA stadium" fit for the 2018 tournament.

Copyright (c) PA Sport 2009, All Rights Reserved.

Do YOU want to write for GiveMeSport? Get started today by signing-up and submitting an article HERE:

Nottingham Forest

Article Comments

Read more

Report author of article

Please let us know if you believe this article is in violation of our editorial policy, please only report articles for one of the following reasons.

Report author


This article has been written by a member of the GiveMeSport Writing Academy and does not represent the views of or SportsNewMedia. The views and opinions expressed are solely that of the author credited at the top of this article. and SportsNewMedia do not take any responsibility for the content of its contributors.

Want more content like this?

Like our GiveMeSport Facebook Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to Facebook, don't ask me again

Follow GiveMeSport on Twitter and you will get this directly to you.

Already Following, don't ask me again

Like our GiveMeSport Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to G+, don't ask me again