Exclusive: Forest's £100m World Cup super stadium dream
A £100m super stadium is part of a plan to bring the World Cup to Nottingham.
The 50,000-seat stadium, on land next to Holme Pierrepont, would be the new home of Nottingham Forest and enable the city to host matches during the 2018 World Cup.
It would form part of a massive development to create a sports quarter based around the watersports centre.
The Football Association is preparing a bid to bring the World Cup to England in ten years' time.
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The FA visited Nottingham this week and told a meeting of Forest officials and council leaders the city will be one of the 12 Cup venues, provided it can deliver a world-class stadium.
But time is short. Forest and the politicians have to deliver their plans to the FA by January 2010, leaving little more than a year for negotiations to be concluded.
The stadium would be built on land between Lady Bay and Holme Pierrepont, off Regatta Way. The sports quarter would include:
A 10,000-seat community stadium to host rugby, athletics and national and international sports events
Water sports – diving, sailing, angling, as well as the existing white water canoe course, rowing lake and water skiing
A golf course
Nature reserve with walking and cycling routes
Cafés, spa and five-star hotel.
The scheme will depend on the support of Nottingham City Council, Notts County Council and Rushcliffe Borough Council.
City council leader Jon Collins said: "I am enthusiastic and we are going to do what we can to help."
See Saturday's Evening Post for more reaction to the plans. Plus, more comment, analysis and reaction through the week on our website and in the Post.