Forest put back Peter Taylor stand work


Nottingham Forest might delay work on stadium Image: Nottingham Forest

The Premier League club Nottingham Forest F.C. (UK) are set to put back the planned building work on the Peter Taylor Stand until 2024. ‘The Reds’ have hoped to commence work on the dated stand at the end of the current campaign.

‘Nottingham Forest News’ stated that work on the Nottingham Forest F.C. home pitch – the City Ground in Nottinghamshire, England (UK) – has been penciled in for some time. A number of obstacles have needed overcoming, particularly when it comes to renovating the Peter Taylor Stand.

The Nottingham Forest Football Club, commonly referred to as Forest, is an association football club based in West Bridgford, Nottinghamshire, England (UK). The 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 club competes in the Premier League, the top division of the English football league system.

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.

‘Nottingham Forest News’ further stated that ‘The Reds’ have decided to put the work back to 2024. Planning permission was granted in July 2022 and work was set to start in the Summer of 2023.

The Forest is unbeaten in nine home games at the City Ground. One factor of that run of form has been the noise created from the three sides of Forest supporters in the stadium.

As a result, ‘The Reds’ have been weighing up the pros and cons of the best time to knock down the stand and put up a replacement.

Once the work has been completed the stadium’s capacity will increase. The City Ground will go from 30,000 to 35,000 and upgrades to the stadium are badly needed on the Trent side.

The decision has now been made by the club’s hierarchy. The reason for the delay is due to complexities with the planning permission and various other considerations.

Stand Work Put Back

It doesn’t come as a surprise that the Forest has put back planned building work on The Peter Taylor Stand by 12 months. The Eagle-eyed supporters had recently spotted certain things in the Peter Taylor Stand that have been spruced up somewhat.

The dressing rooms have been renovated and also the tunnel has been given a lick of paint and a new sign placed on the wall where the players enter the pitch from the tunnel.

Forest fans would dearly love to see the ground renovated as it has been a long time coming.

The above decision does make a lot of sense, however, and it doesn’t come as a major surprise that the hierarchy have made the big call.

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