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Notts County gets green light for ‘revolutionary’ fanzone

Featured image credit: Notts County

Featured image credit: Notts County

League Two football club Notts County has received planning permission to develop a fanzone and events space next to Meadow Lane.

The Nest will be based on a site previously occupied by East Midlands Fabrications on Iremonger Road and it is hoped the space will “revolutionise” the matchday experience for Notts County fans.

The club aims to open the Nest in time for the commencement of England’s participation in the UEFA European Championship this summer.

County submitted a planning application to Nottingham City Council for a “best-in-class” fanzone and events space earlier this year. The space will feature a giant screen, state-of-the-art sound system, large bar area and street food vendors.

The venue will also operate on non-match days, enabling the club’s charitable arm, Notts County Foundation, to deliver and develop its range of projects while also allowing County to provide a variety of events to the local community throughout the year.

County chief executive Joe Palmer said the space will aim to provide the best destination in Nottingham for fans to watch Euro 2024. It will have a capacity of 1,000, with work to begin soon on a comprehensive refurbishment and the installation of lighting, sound system and screens.

Palmer said: “Supporters will be able to watch the early and late Premier League kick-offs, sample delicious street food from a top-class rotation of vendors and quickly buy refreshments from a large bar – all within an incredibly short walk of the turnstiles.

“On non-match days, the possibilities are endless with the space lending itself perfectly to a variety of events including beer and food festivals, comedy, film screenings, esports and much more. We can’t wait to begin working with new partners to build a year-round schedule of events that will bring thousands of new people to Meadow Lane, while also providing a host of employment opportunities to the city.”