Arup Sport submits planning application for new stadium

Last updated : 09 January 2003 By Michael Morris
Arup Sport has submitted a planning application for a new 30,000-seat capacity stadium for Cardiff City Football Club.

The £100 million project, which includes a hotel and commercial office space, also includes an athletics track and training facility designed by Holder Mathias Architects.

The capacity of the stadium can be extended to hold a further 30,000 fans if the club fulfills its ambition to be promoted to the Premiership.

Other aspects of the project include a 150-room three-star and a health and fitness spar. The land occupied by the club’s existing ground – Ninian Park – will become home to a housing development, providing the social housing demanded in the Section 106 agreement with Cardiff City Council.

The submission also includes plans for a significant retail presence, providing space for both the club’s commercial activities and for a ‘significant’ food outlet. Car-parking for this development will be built, as well as for the stadium.

The scheme is scheduled for completion in two and a half years and will see its first football match at the beginning of the 2005/06 season.

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