The Saints announces new upgrades



Linkedin Twitter

Southampton Premium Seating Image: Southampton FC / KSS

Sports architecture practice KSS recently confirmed that it is working with Southampton FC on a wide range of upgrades at St. Mary’s Stadium, including a new pitch-side lounge, improved catering facilities and the refurbishment of the home team changing room, according to media reports.

The new 40-person lounge will be named the 1885 after the year the Club was founded. It will be amongst the top hospitality offers in the stadium and will feature full height glazing offering great views of the pitch and seating bowl, and incorporate historic memorabilia and artefacts into a high quality contemporary interior.

“We are very excited to see how this new lounge offer is received, we think it will be very popular for both match days and conferences,” KSS Director Andy Simons said. “If 1885 is as successful as we anticipate, then this could be the start of a whole new range of hospitality offers at the club.”

Meanwhile, Anthony Cole-Johnson, Sales Director at Southampton FC, said: “The new lounge [1885] sets a fresh benchmark for our hospitality proposition here at Southampton Football Club for both match days and as importantly non match days.

KSS have been truly supportive in delivering on our stated ambitions in a tight time line. Coupled with the wider masterplan development across the stadium, KSS have become a trusted partner of Southampton Football Club.”

The lounge is expected to be completed ahead of the 2019/20 Premier League season.

Continue to follow Coliseum for latest updates on venues business news. Coliseum is dedicated towards building the best global community of sports and entertainment venue executives and professionals creating better and more profitable venues.

Coliseum facilitates a dialogue between stadiums, arenas, clubs, leagues and experts and enables them to learn from each other while establishing relationships. Coliseum’s digital 365Coliseum Business Center is a vast pool of resource for the stadium and arena industry world-wide.




« Previous News:
» Next News:



More News

Beijing 2022 sustainability

Beijing 2022 draws out plan to reduce carbon footprint

Published: July 18, 2019

The Beijing 2022 Olympic Organizing Committee has announced that most of the ice venues for the...
» Read more

University of Utah

Populous hired to design Rice-Eccles Stadium project

Published: July 18, 2019

The University of Utah has selected Populous to design its $80 million Rice-Eccles Stadium south...
» Read more

North Carolina FC

North Carolina FC raises MLS bid with stadium plan

Published: July 18, 2019

North Carolina FC have ramped up their bid for a Major League Soccer (MLS) expansion franchise by...
» Read more

Scottish FA to take Hampden Park

Scottish FA to take Hampden Park ownership

Published: July 18, 2019

The Scottish FA has concluded its agreement to purchase Hampden Park and will take ownership of the...
» Read more


Newsletter signup