Talks began today about the plan to replace the old main stand with a new complex. It would include a conference centre, 120-room hotel, cinema and underground parking spots, The Herald reads.
When England was bidding for the 2018 World Cup, their dossier included Home Park with all four stands expanded. Now there's no need for that with crowds at 6,500 (no wonder, it's fourth league at the moment!), but a commercial boost would be more than welcome.
This is what drives the new concept introduced by Plymouth Argyle. Last outdated part of the stadium, southern main grandstand, would be replaced by a new structure of slightly higher capacity, but more importantly integrated with 120-bed hotel, ice rink indoor hall for 1,500 people, conference facilities and underground parking lot for up to 400 cars.
All this is still at a very early staged, though initial renderings were provided and planning application should be submitted as soon as end of April. The development plan priced at £50 million might get under way this year, if there are no obstacles. Time for completion is expected within 20 months.