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Nottingham Forest new stand: Latest updates

Back in 2019, Nottingham Forest revealed plans to redevelop the Peter Taylor Stand at the City Ground. The plan at the time was to knock down the current stand and rebuild a new one with a 10,000 capacity to boost the overall capacity of the City Ground to over 38,000.

The stand was set to be all-seated and three-tiered with executive boxes and corporate facilities included. New changing rooms were also announced for the players inside the stand, as was a new club museum and new club shop.

However, shorty after announcing these plans, the Covid pandemic struck and many football clubs across the UK were forced to put grand financial plans on hold.

Nottingham Forest new stand
The City Ground could look very different in the coming years – Photo by Icon Sport

Nottingham Forest new stand plans are still alive

Five years later after first unveiling the plans, Nottingham Forest are set to re-commence their Peter Taylor Stand renovation this summer, providing they get the green light from Nottingham City Council.

That isn't the only work that is set to take place at the City Ground, however, with the club now also pressing forward with plans to increase the Bridgford Stand at one end of the stadium by 5,000 seats. Additionally, Nottingham Forest also want to build a brand new training facility.

Club chairman, Tom Cartledge, said in February 2024:

“If the city council gives us the nod, the owner wants me to get on with everything straight away. The owner’s appetite hasn’t stopped. He is trying to spend, where appropriate, to improve the fan experience and increase the capacity. We can read into that he wants to stay here.”

“I don’t think there has ever been a project in this city, across all its assets, where somebody is prepared to put in between £100m and £200m, as our owner is for both the Peter Taylor Stand and the Bridgford Stand. It will create a huge number of jobs. Hotel rooms will be full, restaurants will be full. The benefits for the city will be huge.”

Andy Delaney

Andy is a freelance sports writer with ten years of experience covering major sporting events across Europe. He has also been a season ticket holder at Old Trafford since 2008 and has visited over 40 football stadiums in the United Kingdom and abroad following the Reds.

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