Improvements on the cards at MKM Stadium


Hull City stadium redevelopment update Image: MKM Stadium (Facebook)

Hull City council and Hull City Football Club have confirmed talks are progressing over the plans to improve the site around the MKM Stadium site in West Park in the English City (UK).

Hull Daily Mail said the Tigers are keen to develop the site to enable them to bring the academy on site and away from Bishop Burton College.

Talks have also been ongoing around extending the current lease at the MKM Stadium.

MKM Stadium is a multi-purpose stadium in Kingston upon Hull, England. It has a current capacity of 25,586. The stadium is home to both association football club Hull City A.F.C. of the EFL Championship and rugby league club Hull F.C. of the Super League.

A statement, published on the Council’s website said Hull City Council leader Mike Ross met with SuperStadium Management Company (SMC), Hull City executive vice-chairman Tan Kesler and Hull FC chairman Adam Pearson to hold further talks over the redevelopment of the MKM Stadium.

Provisional proposals, which would see Hull City’s Academy relocated to the MKM Stadium, improved facilities for the Tigers Trust, along with a raft of improved community facilities in West Park, have been shared with the council’s planning committee as part of the pre-application process.

Hull City, Tigers Trust, SMC and Hull FC will now engage with the local community and other stakeholders in advance of submitting a detailed planning application later this year.

Councillor Ross said: “It was good to meet with SMC and see the progress it has made on the proposals and discuss any support needed from the council.

“There would be wider benefits for the community and the professional clubs and it was great to be able to hear about those.”

The statement comes a couple of weeks after Tigers chief Kesler expressed his frustration at the progress of the project, in comments made at the 1904 Club podcast live event.

Kesler said: “I’d like to thank Cllr Ross and his colleagues for their interest and support for our vision for the future of the MKM Stadium and surrounding area.

“Additionally, I’d like to thank Adam and also our colleagues at the Tigers Trust for their efforts and enthusiasm for a project that will bring benefits to so many people. We look forward to sharing our plans with the people of Hull in due course.”

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