England: Stoke City launch stadium expansion
source: StadiumDB.com; author: michał
First workers arrived on site and are preparing for bet365 Stadium’s first large upgrades since it opened 20 years ago. From 2017/18 the club will have over 30,000 seats available.
As announced last year, bet365 Stadium is finally undergoing the long-anticipated expansion works. First representatives of Anrew Scott Ltd. arrived on Monday to begin preparations for the largest revamp in the stadium’s nearly 20-year history.
After Wednesday’s game they will begin dismantling current giant screen placed in the south-eastern corner. This operation will pave way for construction to begin in that area of the stadium. A new corner section will offer 1,800 covered seats and together with other improvements will bring capacity to just over 30,000.
Also, roughly 17,000 of the seats currently in use will be replaced with new ones, while additional wheelchair bays will follow in order to meet accessibility guidelines. Two new LED screens will be mounted in the north-west and south-east corners as well.
All of the above works are expected to end this summer, before the next Premier League season.