City hope to start Stadium work in April

Last updated : 07 January 2004 By Michael Morris

WORK on Cardiff City's £100m stadium development is on course to begin in just three months' time.

Cardiff council's cabinet, which meets tomorrow, is being asked to approve a series of recommendations linked to the scheme, which includes an initial 30,000-seater soccer stadium, replacement athletics complex, a retail park and a hotel.

Cardiff City chief executive David Temme said: "Things are very close to being finalised. We have been working extremely hard since planning permission was given in October.

"We hope to be in a position to start work on the new athletics stadium during April and that will be followed closely by the new road system.

"Ideally, we would dearly love to have the football stadium ready for the start of the 2005-06 and are going to have a crack in meeting that target, but it may not be completed until during that season or for the start of 2006-07.

"As far as we are concerned the quicker the stadium is built the better."
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