Crystal Palace co-chairman Steve Parish has introduced plans to renovate Selhurst Park, with development set to start in late 2018.
A press convention was set for 2pm on the 4th of December, with everybody across the membership keen to listen to what the chairman needed to say.
Within the press convention, Parish spoke in regards to the plans to refurbish Selhurst Park into a brand new fashionable stadium, as reported by the Croydon Advertiser.
“It’s an exquisite stadium, however for me it’s not sufficient.
“Selhurst is our dwelling, we wish to keep right here. A brand new Selhurst Park for a brand new period, with a brand new Crystal Palace.”
Not solely is the stadium itself altering, Parish introduced that the membership crest would change as effectively.
“We spent years speaking with the followers in regards to the crest.”
Large funding has been put aside for the brand new stadium, with the capability of the bottom anticipated to develop to 34,000.
“Funding might be round £75 to 100 million.
“Not everybody wants a 60,000 seater stadium, this might be a 34,000 seater stadium.”
The present dwelling of the Eagles holds eight,000 much less seats than the proposed plans. This can be a massive step for Palace and the way forward for their membership. Reward should be heaped onto Parish and the board at Palace, as it might have been simple to place the plans to 1 facet whereas the workforce battle relegation.
If and when the stadium is accomplished, followers might be determined that the brand new construct encapsulates the identical fiery and passionate ambiance that Selhurst Park has grow to be synonymous for.
This plan for a brand new stadium reveals the general intent of the Premier League to develop their model and grow to be extra just like the MLS, the place most stadiums maintain upwards of 40,000 individuals; which reveals that the sport is altering because of the funds concerned.