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Lord’s granted permission to construct two new stands to increase stadium capacity

first_imgMarylebone Cricket Club (MCC) has been granted permission to construct two new stands at Lord’s to replace the existing Compton and Edrich stands and increase the stadium’s capacity to 31,000, it said on Wednesday.The new three-tier stands, to be built at the stadium’s Nursery End, will cost 50 million pounds ($64.37 million).The redeveloped stands will improve sightlines for spectators and offer other amenities, such as integrated catering, wheelchair accessible spaces, and lift access to all levels, the MCC said.Construction will begin on August 24 after England’s second Ashes Test against Australia and the new seats will be ready for use in 2020, the MCC said in a statement, adding that the fully fitted-out facilities would be completed by 2021.”MCC is delighted to receive planning permission for the redevelopment of the Compton and Edrich Stands. We are excited to be commencing another transformational development at Lord’s, and by raising the capacity to 31,000 we will be able to welcome more spectators to enjoy matches at the largest cricket ground in the country, here at the Home of Cricket,” MCC chief executive and secretary Guy Lavender said.MCC has been granted full planning permission by @CityWestminster to construct two new three-tier stands to replace the existing Compton & Edrich Stands.https://t.co/uCkCOdFgzA#LoveLords pic.twitter.com/xsuEbhE7k0Lord’s Cricket Ground (@HomeOfCricket) January 16, 2019″The redevelopment will be an outstanding addition delivering world-class facilities, ensuring that Lord’s remains the finest ground in the world to watch, and play cricket.”The MCC’s members will be asked to approve the plans at the club’s annual general meeting in May 2019.advertisementAlso Watch:last_img read more