City Ground expansion plans greenlighted


Nottingham Forest new grand stand approved Image: Benoy

Plans to expand the Premier League club Nottingham Forest F.C.’s (UK) City Ground have been approved by the local councilors.

‘Construction Enquirer’ stated that the club is planning to redevelop the main stand to raise capacity at the City Ground to 35,000.

The Nottingham Forest Football Club is an association football club based in West Bridgford, Nottinghamshire, England (UK). The football club was founded in 1865, and have played their home games at the City Ground, on the banks of the River Trent, since 1898.

The City Ground is a football stadium in West Bridgford, Nottinghamshire, England (UK), on the banks of the River Trent. It has been home to the Nottingham Forest Football Club since 1898, and has a capacity of 30,445.

‘Construction Enquirer’ further stated that the approved plans include the rebuilding of the Peter Taylor Stand to create 5,000 more seats as well as public space and parking.

Forest has also applied for permission in principle to build a 13-story apartment building next to the stadium, which will help to fund the project.

The club said the above decision represented a significant landmark in the journey to redevelop the historic City Ground site and represented three years of dedicated work by the club and its advisers.

Said a spokesman, “We believe that the development of the site is crucial to maintaining the club’s status in the Premier League and all of the benefits to the local community and economy which this status brings. The decision now opens the door to the club to have detailed discussions with its advisers and partners on how and when the development will be delivered.”

The spokesman added, “These discussions will be undertaken as soon as practicable and the club remains determined to provide the wonderful supporters of the club with a stadium of which they can be truly proud in the modern era.”

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