A date has been set for the court review which should decide whether Bristol City FC can move to Ashton Vale, bbc.co.uk reports.
The club is undergoing a lengthy legal process to demolish its old ground in Ashton Gate and build a new stadium at Ashton Vale. Now, the club has been granted a one-day High Court hearing in London on June 14th.
The hearing, which might be followed closely by Bristol letting agents, could decide whether the club is permitted to go ahead with the development or whether the plans will be blocked altogether.
Bristol City FC's plans include building a brand new stadium in Ashton Vale and turning over the land from the old ground to Sainsbury's, so it can build a new supermarket. The plans have not been without their critics, however, with anti-stadium campaigners taking their case to the high court earlier in the year to be granted a full hearing.
The club was originally granted planning permission back in 2009, but campaigners have tried to get the Ashton Vale area declared as a village green, which would prevent any developments. Even if the club gets its way, the delays mean that the original proposals to get the 30,000-seat stadium finished by the 2014/2015 season have been scuppered.
In 2010, protesters called on the services of an independent inspector who declared that the site should qualify for village green status, but Bristol City Council chose to go against the advice.
Ashton Vale landowner and football club shareholder Steve Lansdown, meanwhile, has pledged to not have the land "stolen" from him, thisisbristol.co.uk reports.