Stoke get Britannia go-ahead

Stoke City have been granted planning approval, subject to conditions, for their proposed multi-million pound expansion of the Britannia Stadium.

Last Updated: 05/02/13 at 17:46 Post Comment

Britannia Stadium: Home of Stoke City

Britannia Stadium: Home of Stoke City

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Stoke's application to 'fill-in' the south east corner of the stadium has been unanimously agreed by Stoke-on-Trent City Council and means they can continue looking into the feasibility of the development.

The Potters want to add an additional 1,800 seats which will increase the Britannia's capacity to 30,000.

They plan to 'fill-in' the gap between the Seddon Stand and the Marston's Pedigree Stand allowing a sweep of the stadium bowl on three sides.

Richard Smith, managing director of Stoke City Property Ltd, commented: "This is great news that we now have planning permission for the expansion.

"We will continue therefore to work on an implementation plan to undertake this work at a point in the future when it is considered appropriate to do so."

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

C

AMPAIGN, CAMPAIGN it's a clearly a CAMPAIGN

mario for pm
Chelsea's poor 'respect' rating

S

epp Blatter really is very, very good at this isn't he? Terrible human being, but really good at it.

megabrow (cufc)
Blatter 'like Jesus and Mandela'

N

ot sure about the Lowry reference; I think he'd have been more at home in those atmospheric black and white pics of Joy Division moping about an apocalyptic Manchester setting.

ash_75
Football People On TV: Paul Scholes

Footer 365

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho defends Manchester City boss

Jose Mourinho spoke out in defence of underfire Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini ahead of welcoming rivals United.

PFA Women's Player of the Year: The Contenders

We take a closer look at the PFA Women's Player of the Year nominees.

Yaya Toure not leaving Manchester City, says Manuel Pellegrini

Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini has leapt to the defence of Yaya Toure and says the midfielder is going nowhere.

Mail Box

Wenger's Titles Down To United Woes...

Well, it's certainly one theory. Man United fans are out in force - decrying Wenger and defending FFP. We have mails on Coquelin, Coutinho and Mediawatch...

Mailbox: The Pros And Cons Of FFP

The mailbox has gone a little bit serious as they debate the pros and cons of FFP. Does it create a closed shop or opportunity? Plus, POTY nominations and...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company