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.
It's long been quiet after Nottingham Forest's announcement in February that they're willing to deliver a brand new main stand. Now the club breaks the silence, inviting fans and local community to exhibit the plans.
Two separate open meetings are planned next Friday and Saturday at the Brian Clough Stand, with Friday being basically an open day, lasting 10 hours. Club personnel will be on site to answer questions and ensure feedback is heard.
“Following the public exhibition, it is expected the planning application will be submitted before the end of the year. Should planning permission be granted, it is hoped construction could start during the first half of 2020.” Nottingham Forest wrote in its statement today.
As a reminder, the plan is to expand the City Ground by building a new, double-tiered main grandstand. This would bring capacity up to 36,000, while adding more seats in one corner would bring the number to 38,000.