England: Reading FC reveal plans for stadium surroundings
source: ReadingFC.co.uk; author: michał
Large congress centre, ice rink, public park and 600 apartments are to grow around Madejski Stadium. That’s the team’s plan to boost revenue and regain Premier League status for good.
Next week will bring officials renditions of what Reading FC have planned for their stadium area. Royal Elm Park, as the complex is named, would be ran by Reading FC Prop Co, subsidiary of the club.
Already now we know what the area would comprise if delivered the way the club plant to. Major elements would be the 3,000-guest congress centre, ice rink, 10,000-square meter park (app. 1.5 football field) and perhaps most impressively 600 apartments. The complex would provide 1,000 jobs during construction.
Public consultation on the scheme will begin on Oct 15 and last until the end of October. Earlier it was speculated that Reading hope to build an indoor event arena next to the stadium. Madejski Stadium already now have a hotel and conference facilities adjoining its main grandstand.