Stags' owner and chairman John Radford has expressed his excitement after plans were submitted for a Hampton-by-Hilton at the oldest professional football ground in the world.
The 100-room hotel, which has already received high-acclaim from local businesses, would be built adjacent to the Quarry Lane Stand.
Speaking to www.mansfieldtown.net, chairman John Radford said: "I’m genuinely excited about the prospect of a Hampton-by-Hilton Hotel at One Call Stadium.
“Everything has been very positive surrounding the news of the plans and the feedback we have received from people in Mansfield and local businesses.
“The One Call Stadium is the oldest football professional football ground in the world – it’s a landmark. A new hotel of this quality next to the stadium will help the development of the football club and engrave the club and the Town further onto the map.
"It will be great for Mansfield and will create jobs and opportunities for businesses to use greater facilities in the Town instead of heading out of the area.”
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.