The local authority has agreed to buy the land near Leamington Spa town centre for the development of a new 5,000-capacity football stadium. Leamington FC, nicknamed the Brakes, currently play in the Southern League Premier Division.
Councillors also gave the go-ahead for Warwick District Council to acquire Leamington’s current Harbury Lane ground which has been identified as a possible location for a gypsy and traveller site.
District council leader Andrew Mobbs said: “These exciting and ambitious plans, will not only help to secure the future of our local football club, but have the potential to bring a new focal point for the community with huge benefits for the health, fitness and well-being of our residents.”
Leamington FC’s chairman, Jim Scott said: “Leamington FC very much welcomes this key step forward. A new stadium with improved access and facilities will help us fulfil our aspirations to move into higher leagues.”