MILLWALL chairman John Berylson said the club took an “incredibly important step” when they met Lewisham Council cabinet members on Wednesday.
The club presented their proposals for the regeneration of land around The Den, which property developer Renewal are hoping to secure for their own development plans.
Millwall now hope the Council don’t go ahead with compulsory purchase orders which the club say would put their future in doubt.
Lions owner Berylson told the club’s website: "The opportunity to speak directly to cabinet members regarding our plans for the regeneration was an incredibly important step.
“It is vital that we fully participate in the regeneration of the local area and Wednesday's meeting was a platform for us to reiterate how dependent our involvement would be in terms of Millwall Football Club's future financial stability.
"All we have ever asked is for Millwall to be allowed to play a part in this important and much needed regeneration and not to be left on the sidelines as a reluctant spectator.
"We will, as ever, keep supporters informed of progress on the matter."