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DEVELOPMENT PIPELINE l STADIUMS


■ Headingley Cricket Ground Leeds, UK Opening: 2019


The plan will be implemented over 20 years


Yorkshire County Cricket Club (YCCC) has unveiled plans for a 20-year, £50m (US$83m, €61m) expansion of Headingley, Leeds, in order to safeguard the ground’s status as an international venue. The project, drawn up between the


club, Leeds City Council, Leeds Rugby and DLA Architecture, will see the ground’s capacity increased from 17,090 to 20,362 and consist of six phases. Once complete, the stadium will


feature a new pavilion, as well as a shared stand with the adjoining Leeds rugby ground. Other new features include new fl oodlights, roofi ng and landscaping of the ground’s concourses. The fi rst phase of the development will see new fl oodlights installed by the start of the next domestic cricket season, while adjustments to increase capacity following the creation of a shared £15m (US$25.1m, €18.4m) stand should be fi nished by 2019. Details: http://lei.sr?a=e5i7B


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Artist’s impression of how the new third tier would look


■ Etihad Stadium expansion Manchester, UK Opening: 2015


Manchester City Football Club (MCFC) has gained planning permission in February to extend the capacity of its Etihad Stadium, with engineering fi rm Laing O’Rourke overseeing the construction. An integrated Laing O’Rourke Group team will carry out the expansion, with work starting at the beginning of April. New imagery recently released by MCFC includes versatile signage on the stadium facades and some interior shots. The extension works, designed by


architects Populous, are expected to cost £50m and will be undertaken in two phases. The work will result in the venue having a capacity of 60,000 (up from the current


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The expansion will add around 12,000 seats


48,000) - making it the second largest in the English Premier League behind Old Traff ord (capacity 75,811). The fi rst phase of construction, which will be completed in time for the 2015-16 season, will see the South Stand expanded by around 6,000 seats. The second phase, development of the North Stand, will then Details: http://lei.sr?a=A7y3j


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