Green light for Sandy Park works

Phase One of Exeter Rugby Club’s multi-million pound redevelopment of their Sandy Park Stadium is to begin early in the New Year

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Sandy Park Expansion Plans

The grounds of Devon's biggest rugby club are going to get even bigger. Planning permission has been granted for the Exeter Chiefs' stadium, Sandy Park to double in size at a cost of around twenty-four million pounds. It hopes to be able to hold 20,600 people. Claire Manning reports.

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Sandy Park plans approved

Exeter City Council have approved plans to double the size of Sandy Park Stadium.

Councillors voted unanimously for a £24 million development of the current ground, which is home to the Exeter Chiefs. The expansion would make Sandy Park one of the best rugby stadiums in the country.

The rugby club is expected to hold an EGM on Wednesday to discuss raising £7 million from shareholders, that would allow them to complete the first phase of the project.

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Exeter Chiefs find out if given go ahead

Exeter Chiefs will this evening (Monday) discover if the club can double the size of the ground to make Sandy Park one of the best rugby stadiums in the country. Exeter City Council planning team will meet at 5pm to discuss plans to increase the ground capacity from 10,750 to 20,600.

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