Scunthorpe United has unveiled plans for a sustainable new stadium that could boast a range of eco technologies including solar PV.
The proposals, drawn up by Preston-based architects FWP, include a hotel, multi-use indoor arena and a bowls club. The planned £40 million stadium will have a capacity of 12,000.
During a meeting with local fans, the architectural firm was asked if the stadium would have solar panels, a spokesperson replied that the firm has looked into the use of PV with other clubs and that solar was set to come “into fruition” in the next stage of design.
The spokesperson added that it is “important to create a sustainable development that can create its own energy”.
The football club’s chairman, Peter Swann added: “We are hoping there will be solar panelling, thermal heating and more.”
Commenting on the design of the new stadium, David Robinson, managing partner at FWP said: “The football stadium we are proposing is really special and the design, with its sweeping curves is striking. It will provide the club and its fans with fantastic facilities and we’ve designed the stands to ensure the supporters are close to the action on the pitch. It gives Scunthorpe United a vibrant, modern new home.”