Selhurst Park Redevelopment: Palace Announce Plans To Rebuild
Crystal Palace has today announced the redevelopment of the club’s Selhurst Park home.
This follows a long period of silence on the issue after the rejection of the proposed move to Crystal Palace Park back in 2011. At the time, a 40,000 seater stadium was proposed by the club, but was put on hold, and eventually rejected.
In a long winded speech, club chairman Steve Parish unveiled today show renders, models and the timeline for the ground’s rebuild in conjunction with KSS, the same architects behind the Amex Stadium and Anfield.
Plans include making the ground a 34,000 seater stadium, costing about £100m. The main stand will be a 13,500 seater with about 2500 corporate seats and 16-28 boxes. The design takes notes from the history of the club, such as paying respect to the Crystal Palace that burnt down in 1936 and being inspired by wings of an eagle.
Steve Parish said:
We need a stadium that reflects who we are, how far we have come and where we want to go – a stadium that South London can be proud of, a home worthy of our incredible support and unique atmosphere and this great Premier League we represent.
The club hope the development will take two years, while keeping the main stand open during the build. Work is due to start next summer, subject to Croydon Council and other stakeholders’ approval. Steve Parish did say that some consultation work has started, however is yet to be completed. A formal planning application is due to be launched by the end of January 2018.
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