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Ashton Gate – construction description
The plan of Ashton Gate’s complete redevelopment was divided into three phases. First phase is the demolition of Wedlock Stand (south), dating back to 1928. Ground beneath it has to be regenerated before building a brand new single-tier end.
Second phase will see a major upgrade to eastern Dolman Stand, while the third and most impressive is the main grandstand (Williams Stand), which will dominate the stadium aesthetically. It will also hold most of the new commercial infrastructure, vital to sustainable growth of both Bristol City and Bristol Rugby FC. Only the north end will be left mostly unchanged, integrated into the new bowl.
New capacity is expected at roughly 27,000, but many seats in lower rows are expected to be ‘rail seating’, easily transformable into terracing which would allow capacity increase.
The project is expected to cost £45 million and should last until 2016.
England: "Old but new" Ashton Gate now open
Promotion in 2015, now victory to begin the new chapter with. 2 goals against Wigan inaugurated the redeveloped Ashton Gate, following its largest change to date.
Bristol: Key phase begins at Ashton Gate
While first new stand is almost ready, demolition begins to make way for massive 11,000-seat main grandstand.
Bristol: East stand’s truss lifted into place
This was the most spectacular operation so far at Ashton Gate. Yesterday two cranes lifted the massive main truss atop the east stand. See it on film, thanks to Bristol Sport.
Bristol: South stand skeleton begins to grow at Ashton Gate
Exactly 3 months after demolition crews started dismantling the old stand, first steel beams were mounted on site. Now Bristol City owners are inviting local companies to become subcontractors.
New construction: Ashton Gate transformation begins
The famous 86-year-old Wedlock Stand is no more. Or at least won’t be in 6 weeks, when demolition crews are done with it and make way for the first new stand. An (almost) brand new Ashton Gate should come in 2016.