LONDON (CelebrityAccess) The Marylebone Cricket Club in London has been granted permission to build two new stands to replace old ones at the Lord’s Cricket Ground.
The designs for the stands will remain consistent with the architectural identity of Lord’s and the “village cricket green” ethos, according to Pan Stadia. The plan will include much-needed amenities; there are currently no facilities in the existing stands and poor sightlines.
The seating capacity of the new stands will be increased by around 2,500.
“MCC is delighted to receive planning permission for the redevelopment of the Compton and Edrich Stands,” MCC chief executive & secretary Guy Lavendersaid. “We are excited to be commencing another transformational development at Lord’s, and by raising the capacity to 31,000 we will be able to welcome more spectators to enjoy matches at the largest cricket ground in the country, here at the Home of Cricket.
“The redevelopment will be an outstanding addition delivering world-class facilities, ensuring that Lord’s remains the finest ground in the world to watch, and play cricket.”