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Investment in Headingley stadium 'vital' says cricket boss

A new £50m redevelopment plan for their Headingley stadium in Leeds has been revealed.

The first phase will include permanent floodlights and this new shared stand with the Leeds Rhinos rugby ground.

Later phases will involve a new players' pavilion next to the recently built Carnegie pavilion, and roofing on two more of the existing stands.

No time scale has been put on the project.

Plans to redevelop Headingley Cricket Ground

Artist's impression of redeveloped Headingley Cricket Ground
Artist's impression of redeveloped Headingley Cricket Ground Credit: Yorkshire County Cricket Club

Yorkshire County Cricket Club has unveiled ambitious multi-million pounds plans to transform Headingley Cricket Ground into one of the finest cricket venues in the world.

The phased redevelopment of the ground over the next 20 years, includes the installation of floodlights and the rebuilding of the North/South Stand, adjoining the rugby ground. The capacity of the cricket ground will increase from 17,000 to 20,000 in the redevelopment.

The plans include:

Phase One - Erection of four permanent floodlight pylons.

Phase Two - The rebuild of the North/South Stand, in conjunction with Leeds Rugby, to incorporate a three-tiered seating area, accommodating 5,060 seats, enhanced corporate facilities and new permanent concession units.

Artist's impression of new North/ South Stand at Headingley
Artist's impression of new North/ South Stand at Headingley Credit: Yorkshire County Cricket Club

Phase Three - To incorporate an additional 915 seats to the upper tier of the North East Stand with the possibility of a cantilever roof from the side of the Carnegie Pavilion to the existing scoreboard.

New Pavilion to be built in the North West area of the stadium
New Pavilion to be built in the North West area of the stadium Credit: Yorkshire County Cricket Club

Phase Four - The development of a new Pavilion located in the North West area of the stadium complex. Built on five levels, the Pavilion will be adjacent to the existing Carnegie Pavilion.

To include state-of-the-art corporate facilities, new dressing rooms for the players and coaching staff, Members' Long Room and seating and the creation of a main entrance to the stadium on Kirkstall Lane.

Phase Five - The erection of a translucent cantilever roof to cover the White Rose Stand on the western side of the ground.

Phase Six - Landscaping on the White Rose Stand and North East stand concourses.

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Headingley transformation plans revealed

Artist's impression of new North/ South Stand at Headingley

Yorkshire County Cricket Club has unveiled ambitious plans to transform Headingley Cricket Ground into one of the finest cricket venues in the world.

The Headingley Masterplan will see Yorkshire County Cricket Club work in partnership with Leeds Rugby, Leeds City Council and DLA Architecture, to prepare for the phased redevelopment of the ground over the next 20 years.

The scheme includes the installation of floodlights and the rebuilding of the North/South Stand, adjoining the rugby ground, which will become the centrepiece of the project. The capacity of the cricket ground will increase from 17,000 to 20,000 in the redevelopment.

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