CRYSTAL PALACE have introduced formidable plans to redevelop Selhurst Park with a brand new grandstand making the bottom home over 34,000-seats.
The transfer will value over £100million within the website that has been the membership’s residence since 1924.
Palace, who sit 18th within the desk with ten factors from 15 video games, say the redevelopment will “rework the match-day expertise for supporters and supply new amenities for the neighborhood whereas retaining the bottom’s uniquely passionate Premier League ambiance.”
A press release on their website added: “The centrepiece of the redevelopment is a surprising new five-storey stand that includes an all-glass entrance – a homage to the membership’s earliest days when it stood within the shadows of the unique Crystal Palace, erected on Sydenham Hill.
“A central vaulted arch, with the well-known Eagle crest, is a reminder of the long-lasting 1851 Exhibition Corridor, and eagle wings flank the 41-metre construction.”
As well as there shall be a brand new museum, “premium” hospitality and leisure amenities and an enormous enhance in capability within the new stand.
It can maintain 13,500 supporters, up from the present 5,400, with greater than 10,700 normal admission seats.
The roof of the brand new stand may even be designed to funnel sound down onto the pitch.
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The venture is being designed by main stadium architects KSS, the agency behind the redevelopment of sporting venues reminiscent of Anfield, Twickenham and Wimbledon.
The prevailing essential stand will stay in full operational use all through the construct course of, minimising the impression on the stadium capability within the coming seasons.
There may be presently a Sainsbury’s grocery store beneath the stadium, in addition to parking for over 100 vehicles.
However given the South Norwood website is constructed into the facet of a hill, surrounded by terrace homes, the realm has its restrictions.
Membership chairman Steve Parish stated: “We’d like a stadium that displays who we’re, how far we have now come and the place we need to go – a stadium that South London could be happy with, a house worthy of our unimaginable help and distinctive ambiance and this nice Premier League we signify.
“We’re creating a brand new residence worthy of our Membership, our supporters and our neighborhood, and a celebration of our 112 years in South London.”
A proper planning utility is because of be launched by the top of January 2018.