The City Ground stadium redevelopment is moving forward, with Nottingham Forest soon being able to increase its capacity to 38,000. Following extensive discussion with the local council, the club reached an agreement to extend the lease on the ground.
The project includes the development of a new, world-class Peter Taylor Stand, housing facilities such as a museum, a new club shop, range of hospitality lounge options and restaurants and executive boxes. More space will also be created for general-admission supporters as well as improved facilities for supporters with disabilities and a substantial increase in wheelchair spaces.
“I would like to thank Councillors Jon Collins and Simon Robinson and all the representatives of both the City and Rushcliffe Borough councils for their co-operation and engagement in this project. The City Ground has iconic history and memories for our supporters and these legacies were fundamental in our decision us to remain on the banks of the River Trent and not relocating to an alternative site. This is our home and we will remain here forever,” commented Nottingham Forest owner Evangelos Marinakis.
Helping the club deliver this project are Architects Benoy, who will now enter a period of consultation and engagement with the relevant supporter groups before making the necessary planning application.
“We want our supporters to play an important role in the decision-making of the club. Our intention is to now consult with our supporters and the wider Nottingham public to gain your views before making a formal planning application. I encourage you all to participate. This investment is about our club and the city of Nottingham and we are all committed together to deliver a place that we will all feel proud of, The New City Ground, our home forever,” Nottingham Forest owner added.
Construction work is expected to begin at the end of the 2019/20 season.