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12th February 2018 23:51

New hotel plans receive public acclaim
mansfieldtown.net, Tue 6 Feb 2018

Plans for a new Hampton by Hilton Hotel at One Call Stadium were unveiled at the club today, injecting a palpable sense of excitement and anticipation around the Town of Mansfield.

VIPs and dignitaries were invited to a special reception in our boardroom this morning, while hundreds visited our Kevin Bird Suite later in the day to view the plans.

Chairman John Radford said: "Everything has been so positive. We've had no objections to these plans. There has been much talk about hotels in Mansfield for a long time and I want to build a hotel of this calibre at the oldest professional football ground in the world for the good of the club and the town."

Chief executive officer Carolyn Radford told http://www.mansfieldtown.net: "It has been a really positive day. Everybody's enthusiastic about this project. We have a fantastic brand, the best builders, architects and constructors we can find. It will be of real quality.


"It'll be a unique destination for Mansfield," added Mrs Radford.

Andrew Plant owner of Acorn Signs & Engraving Ltd in Mansfield said: “The plans look absolutely fantastic. It’ll be very good for the town.

“It’s a step forward. It will attract business people to look at Mansfield and think ‘they’re going places’ and perhaps use organisations in Mansfield as opposed to those outside of the area."

Patrick Rogerson, managing director of Park Lane Self-Drive in Mansfield said: “This is something the Town has needed for some time. It’ll improve the look of the Town and the facilities in the area.

“The way it has been designed has been thought through very carefully. To put it in the corner [between the Ian Greaves and Quarry Lane Stands] is a brilliant idea.”

Hampton by Hilton Hotel at One Call Stadium: Frequently Asked Questions:

When will the club know if plans have been accepted for the new hotel?
The club expects to receive notification from Mansfield District Council within the next six to eight months.

If plans are accepted, when is work expected to start on the build?
Should plans be accepted, we anticipate that the hotel will be open by the start of the 2020/21 EFL season.

How many bedrooms will be in the new hotel?

What else will be included in the new hotel?
There will be a gym, bar & restaurant as well as two large areas which may be used for retail purposes.
Separately, One Call Stadium's conference rooms: the 1861 Suite, the Kevin Bird Suite and directors' box will continue to act as the main function areas for the hiring of weddings, parties and conferences etc.

Will you be able to see the pitch from inside the hotel?
Yes, though the view will be limited in certain rooms.

Will parking at the ground be reduced as a result of the build?
Yes. 52 parking spaces will be used for the hotel.

What will happen to the club shop?
One of the large units within the ground floor of the hotel will be used for a new club shop, it is expected.

Will the reception/ticket office still be situated at the rear of the Quarry Lane Stand?
Yes. The ticket office will also be extended into the current club shop.

If I am a season ticket holder in the Quarry Lane Stand, will the new build affect my seat/season ticket in any way?
No. The new hotel will not affect any supporter’s entrance into the ground or safety exits. No supporter’s seat will be affected.


Improved hotel plans score a hat-trick with Stags fans
chad.co.uk, by JESSICA DALLISON, Tuesday 06 February 2018

Mansfield Town’s hotel dreams are one step closer as visitors took a look at the new improved plans. A consultation on Tuesday, February 6, saw politicians, members of the public and football fans alike take a look at the new updated plans for the hotel on Quarry Lane, Mansfield. The multi-million-pound hotel, which is looking to be operated by an international hotel brand, looks to have a hundred rooms and a bar which looks out onto the football pitch. Club owner John Radford said the exhibition, which was held at the One Call Stadium, showed off the plans ‘very well’. He said: “I haven’t heard any negative comments while I have been here and unless we get really bad feedback we’ll look to submit the plans by the end of the month. “A lot of businesses have been in and have said they are desperate for a hotel to hold conferences at.” Mr Radford also said that the building of the hotel, which is set to take 18 months to complete, will not ‘inconvenience’ training at the club as they will use the new training ground on Woburn Lane, Pleasley. Carolyn Radford, chief executive at the club, said: “We want to get it up and built.” It is planned for the hotel to be the same height as the Ian Greaves stand, the largest stand at the stadium. Tony Clark, commercial director at hotel development specialists Zeal Projects, who are working on the project, said one possible feature of the hotel is executive boxes which can transform into bedrooms on the second floor. The rooms are estimated to be 21 quare-metres in size. The hotel will fit between the Ian Greaves stand and the Quarry Lane End. Mr Clark, who spoke to members of the public about the project, said: “We have a good chance of getting planning permission. Fans have been really supportive of the idea. It is the right location for it and it integrates well together with the stadium. “There are plans for a hundred room hotel with a new club shop and ticket office area.” Mr Clark estimated work will start in 2020. Club bosses will be meeting the Safety Advisory Group, which supports safety at football grounds, on February 15. Fan Chris Marriott, 52, from Forest Town, said: “It is looking good, under the previous owner everything stagnated but Mr Radford plans to progress the football club to a new level. “It is exciting as the town lacks these facilities.” Another Stags fan Jim Wilkinson, 68, from Sutton, who has been going to the club since he was 10-years-old, was at the exhibition. He said: “It is superb, I think it will put Mansfield on the map. “What I have seen at the exhibition is beyond my expectations. I didn’t expect a hotel at the stadium and I am very pleased.”

Read more at: https://www.chad.co.uk/news/improved-hotel-plans-score-a-hat-trick-with-stags-fans-1-9004816



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