SHAKERS EYE UP AN HISTORIC SWITCH
BURY chairman Stewart Day is hopeful the Shakers will have a new stadium by the start of the 2018-19 season after positive meetings with Bury Council.
Vice-chairman Glenn Thomas met council officials to discuss plans for moving from the club’s home of 131 years, Gigg Lane, for a nearby new 15,000-20,000-capacity stadium, which they first announced in October.
The Shakers are optimistic these plans are on track, as are those to build flats and shops on the perimeter of Gigg Lane after discussions had previously hit a snag.
Day said: “We had a meeting with the council on Tuesday when there were very positive discussions about the new stadium and the redevelopment of Gigg Lane.
“The procedure is moving forwards, but it takes a bit of time. We get only one shot at this, so we have to get it right.
“We have had to tweak a few minor details, but we should be submitting a planning application for Gigg Lane in the next week or two.”