Emirates Old Trafford cricket ground plan approved

Aaron Morby 2 years ago
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Lancashire Cricket Club has received planning approval to expand facilities at Emirates Old Trafford to create the largest cricket venue outside of London.

Club hopes new stand will be built in time for the 2023 Ashes series
Club hopes new stand will be built in time for the 2023 Ashes series

The new project includes plans for a 1,025-seater stand to replace the Red Rose Suite, a heritage centre and shop facing directly onto Brian Statham Way.

Also included within architect BDP’s plans is a significant expansion of the Hilton Garden Inn Hotel, with a new extension situated within the existing stadium footprint.

This includes provision of a further 100 bedrooms, taking the total hotel capacity to 250 on-site and increases the venue’s events capacity by up to 200 additional guests for conference and events.

New stand is the final stage of the expansion of Emirates Old Trafford ground

Lancashire Cricket is scheduling for work on the development to commence in early 2022, with completion of the project anticipated for the 2023 cricket season, which includes an eagerly-anticipated Ashes Test Match at Emirates Old Trafford.

Daniel Gidney, chief executive at Lancashire Cricket, said: “The new stand and hotel extension complete the redevelopment of Emirates Old Trafford and will further enhance our reputation as a world-class venue for business, sport and leisure.

“The decade-long £60m redevelopment of the ground was undertaken so that the Club could continue to host major competitions, matches and events, as it has done throughout its storied history.”

 

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