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Crystal Palace have received the go-ahead from Croydon Council to increase the capacity of Selhurst Park to over 34,000. This will be achieved mostly through the expansion of the Main Stand which with additional tiers, which will then house 13,500 supporters, which is more than double the current capacity.
New Main Stand Facade
The new Main Stand will have a striking looking glass frontage, as well as corporate areas and executive boxes. Looking similar internally to the recently completed Main Stand at Anfield, Liverpool, it is no surprise that it is the same firm of architects KSS, who are behind the design. It has three tiers of seating, with the top tier being semi circular in appearance. Below this tier and the seating below is a fourth corporate tier of boxes and hospitality areas, which seem essential now for clubs and is probably one of the main drivers for this project.
New Main Stand
Subject to final approval for the project from the Lord Mayor's Office, works are likely to start at the end of the 2018/2019 season, with them being completed in time for the start of the 2021/22 season. Similar to the development at Anfield, the existing Main Stand will remain open throughout the building phase as the newer parts will be built above, around and behind it. It is believed that the scheme will cost around £100m.
The images of the proposed Main Stand developments are courtesy of the official Crystal Palace website, where more images and information about the developments can be found.