Bluebirds stadium plan clears hurdle

Last updated : 21 August 2003 By Michael Morris

SAM HAMMAM was last night a step nearer his goal of a new stadium for Cardiff City.

The Bluebirds boss's plans for a new stadium to replace Ninian Park were given the go-ahead by Cardiff Council's planning committee yesterday.

The council's planning committee were asked to consider three separate proposals put forward by the club.

Firstly there was the application for the stadium itself. The outline application proposed an all-seater stadium with up to 60,000 capacity. The club also proposed an athletics stadium, a foodstore and other shops, a health and fitness club, a hotel, a restaurant, petrol filling station and sports pitches.

The development would be accompanied by new car parking, landscaping and highway works.
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