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Sheffield United stadium expansion: Blades to expand two stands

Back in 2017, Sheffield United applied for planning permission to add 5,400 seats to the South Stand at Bramall Lane. The stand which currently seats 7,500 fans would if the scheme goes ahead seat just under 13,000. Like the recently extended Main Stand at Anfield Liverpool, this would be achieved by building behind and above the existing stand, adding an additional tier.

An Artists Impression Of The Proposed South Stand

New South Stand

Image courtesy of Sheffield United FC & Whittam Cox Architects

Despite the plans being submitted seven years ago, construction work is yet to begin. In the meantime, the club have also submitted plans to add more seats to the Kop Stand behind both goals. If both plans ever come to fruition, then the capacity at Bramall Lane will go beyond the 40,000 mark.

The latest update from the club in relation to the expansion plans is that they have updated both planning applications to keep the permissions alive so there is still clearly an appetite to get the stadium expanded.

However, with the club now relegated from the Premier League and with Prince Abdullah bin Musaid Al Saud putting the club up for sale, it's fair to say that no construction work is imminent for the time being.


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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