Steps forward and back for sale of City Ground land to Nottingham Forest

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Nottingham City Council has revealed that it has agreed, in principle, terms for the sale of the land that the City Ground sits on to Nottingham Forest. This allows the club to push ahead with its plans to expand the stadium, while securing a significant capital receipt for the council.

Nottingham Forest, however, has issued a less optimistic clarification, noting that any decision to purchase the freehold will be entirely conditional on the football club first being granted the relevant permissions that will allow it to realise its plans for a larger stadium capacity, world-class hospitality spaces and associated real estate development.

Councillor Neghat Khan, Leader of Nottingham City Council, said: “I’m pleased to announce that we have agreed, in principle, terms for the sale of the land that the City Ground sits on to Nottingham Forest. This allows the club to press ahead with its ambitious plans to expand the stadium, while securing a significant capital receipt for the council.

“While it has been an uncertain time for supporters, property transactions like this can be complex and protracted. We’re legally bound to seek best value for taxpayers and we feel that the deal now on the table satisfies that requirement,

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