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Bury stadium talks progressing 

Bury chairman Stewart Day has said the English League One football club has held “very positive” talks with the local council over a new stadium.

Last October, Day spoke of his wish to build a new stadium with a capacity of between 15,000 and 20,000. It is hoped the stadium will be ready in time for the 2019-20 season – by which point Day wants the club to be operating in the second-tier Championship.

Bury has played at the 11,800-capacity Gigg Lane stadium (pictured) since the club was founded in 1885. The attendance for Bury’s last home game against Rochdale was 4,850.

Day has this week been in discussions with vice-chairman Glenn Thomas and Bury Council over the future of Gigg Lane, with plans to completely redevelop the ground.

Day told the Bury Times newspaper: “We had a meeting with the council on Tuesday where 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 only get 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.”