|Design awaiting implementation
|2020 - ?
City Ground – design description
Reconstruction of City Ground will focus around one crucial area: the replacement of current south stand, the lowest of all four. Current single tier will be expanded by a large upper level for 10,000 people. This way total capacity should reach 38,000, making the stadium East Midlands' single largest.
Two tiers of regular seating would be divided by a strip of hospitality facilities, including smaller boxes and lounges, connected with dining facilities. Integration of these functions in one system ensures optimal function and flexibility on non-matchdays, for smaller events. The grandstand's western extension is a pavilion with red glazing and premium amenities overlooking the river Trent.
New south stand would house club offices, museum and Nottingham Forest megastore. Despite rather simple structure and shape, it should still be impressive thanks to a modern facade created by Benoy. Interestingly, the architectural team was directed by Tom Cartledge, a Forest fan himself. Eventually some of the south elevation will be hidden behind new residential development planned along with stadium reconstruction.
Three remaining stands, which haven't seen major improvements since 1994, will also be upgraded as part of the project, though only the east end is rendered to see significant structural intervention as it's expected to reach two tiers throughout its length.
England: Nottingham Forest - Stay or go?
In 2023, Nottingham Forest celebrate 125 years of playing football at the City Ground. That is some achievement, but will they still be there a century from now or will a new home have been found?
England: Nottingham Forest further adjust stadium design
City Ground’s expansion is still the plan but changes are taking place in the planning documents. The new facade is different but main alterations cover the residential building behind the stadium.
United Kingdom: Will they bring football home in 2030 again?
Prime Minister Boris Johnson has recently supported the potential candidacy of the UK and Ireland for the FIFA 2030 World Cup. The formal process for a prospective five-association bid will be opened in 2022.
Nottingham: Buckingham to deliver new main stand
Buckingham Contracting Group is set to deliver Nottingham Forest FC’s new stand and stadium revamp. The £100-million project could go under construction before the summer. A Construction Enquirer report.
England: Nottingham Forest file planning application
As promised to supporters, the Reds have filed paperwork before year end. Submission in early December increases chances for decision to come in time for optimal groundbreaking.
Nottingham: Forest to submit planning application by year end
Two meetings for supporters and local community are planned next week but that's not the biggest piece of news. Should all go well, planning application will be filed this year, while construction is expected to begin next year.
New design: The great Nottingham afforestation
After over 120 years of staying beside the river Trent, Nottingham Forest plan to expand. The goal: becoming the strongest club of East Midlands, with the region's biggest stadium. And all that by means of just one new grandstand.