Edinburgh: Hearts given go-ahead for Tynecastle expansion

source: BBC.com

Edinburgh: Hearts given go-ahead for Tynecastle expansion Hearts’ plans to redevelop the main stand at Tynecastle have been approved by Edinburgh City Council. Report by BBC.com.

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Work on the £12m ($15m) project, which will increase the ground's overall capacity to more than 20,000, is scheduled to begin next month.

The redevelopment programme is due for completion in September 2017 and will see the last old stand at Tynecastle changed and conform to the three remaining ones. It will also provide quality facilities for the club.

Hearts owner Ann Budge said last month that she expects the current 17,400 capacity to be unaffected while the work takes place.

“Inevitably there will be a bit of disruption because it is a big building programme but we absolutely keep that to a minimum and the supporters who still want to come and sit in the old stand will do so,” she added.

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