Lincoln City's new stadium will be a 12-15 acre site within the city, according to chairman Bob Dorrian.
The Imps supremo has been on fact-finding missions, visiting other new stadiums such as Chesterfield's new ground, and is starting to form a master plan for the club's move away from Sincil Bank.
Dorrian reaffirmed the club would be aiming to build a 10,000 seat ground, but revealed that along with other facilities, such as an artificial pitch, car parks and retail outlets, the site would be up to 15 acres.
"It is all still in the development stage, but we are looking for something around a 10,000 seat stadium on a site about 12-15 acres to take into consideration extra facilities," said Dorrian.
"We aim for it to be in the Lincoln city boundary. Our fans are from Lincoln and it should stay in the city and not move out of it."
Dorrian hopes to have a plan ready by the end of the year before starting on the process of trying to secure the funding for it.
He underpinned the need for partnerships to drive the project forward and raise the necessary cash, and believed that the whole project could take up to five years.
"This is a long project, but we have to make a start," said Dorrian.
"We need to get some plans in place so we can begin having conversations with potential partners and move it forward."