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Bristol City Football Club has announced plans to redevelop their Ashton Gate home - but only if the proposed stadium at nearby Ashton Vale falls through.
Bristol Rugby will also ground-share with the football club, ending nearly 100 years at the Memorial Stadium. It's a move which has divided fans, as Tim Walsh reports.
These newly-released images show how the revamped Ashton Gate Stadium would look. This is now the club's Plan B, should they not get permission for a new stadium at Ashton Vale.
The club will submit plans in the summer to redevelop Ashton Gate into a 26,000-seater, multi-purpose stadium which will be shared with Bristol Rugby Club. The club has struggled to get full approval for a brand new stadium at Ashton Vale.
In a letter on the club's website, the Managing Director John Lansdown says the plans would be deliverable in three years. They include:
- Completely new stands built where the Wedlock and Williams stands are currently sited
- Complete renovation of Dolman Stand and improvement of Atyeo Stand
- New on-site museum of sport, shop and 'Wedlock's Pub'
Latest ITV News reports
Bristol City may stay put at a renovated Ashton Gate stadium rather than building a new one at Ashton Vale.