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Nottingham Forest announce major transformation plans for City Ground

  • Plans can now get underway after the city council agreed to an extended lease of the land.
  • The proposals include 10,000 seat capacity and improvements to the existing Bridgford stand.
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Nottingham Forest have confirmed today that plans to redevelop the City Ground can now get underway.

The key part of this will be what they're describing as "a new world class Main Stand" and improvements to the existing trentside area, Brian Clough and Bridgford stands.

The new Peter Taylor stand will include a museum, a new club shop, hospitality facilities and improved facilities for supporters with disabilities.

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The owner Evangelos Marinakis has released this statement,

We have made steady progress since our arrival and you, the fans, have been central to this.

The record season-card figures and the record average attendances illustrate your passion and backing to our team and our vision. From the very beginning our strategy has been not to make promises but to deliver....The City Ground has iconic history and memories for our supporters and these legacies were fundamental in our decision us to remain on the banks of the River Trent and not relocating to an alternative site.

This is our home and we will remain here forever.

– Owner, Evangelos Marinakis

He says consultation will now begin with supporters and the public before making a formal planning application.

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Rushcliffe Borough Council has welcomed the plans as forming part of wider economic regeneration to the area.

Work is due to start at the end of the 2019/20 season.

Fans have reacted positively, but have also been questioning if there will be additional facilities like parking and extra women's toilets.

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