Crystal Palace: Selhurst Park to increase capacity to 34,000 in £100m revamp
Crystal Palace are to increase the capacity of Selhurst Park from 26,000 to more than 34,000 as part of a £100m redevelopment.
It will feature a £41m five-storey stand with an all-glass front - based on the design of the 1851 Crystal Palace Exhibition Hall.
Capacity in the new stand will increase from around 5,400 to 13,500.
Work could start in the next 12 months and the project is expected to take three years to complete.
The redevelopment of Selhurst Park also includes:
- Improved facilities for supporters with disabilities and a substantial increase in wheelchair spaces.
- A bigger pitch to bring Selhurst Park in line with Uefa regulations so it can host European tournament football.
- A 'tunnel club' - based on the idea brought in at Manchester City this season.
- A new museum.
The club have played at Selhurst Park since 1924, having initially been based near the Crystal Palace Exhibition Centre on their formation in 1905.
Crystal Palace chairman Steve Parish said: "We need a stadium that reflects who we are, how far we have come and where we want to go.
"We have worked long and hard and looked at several options over the years, including returning to the original site of Crystal Palace, which wasn't viable. While we can't go back to it, we can build a new one."
Plans will be submitted to Croydon Council in January.