Stadium issues in the news this week

Last updated : 25 November 2005 By Michael Morris
Peter Ridsdale and David Temme met with the council on Tuesday of this week to discuss the proposed new stadium for Cardiff City. As the start date keeps extending and extending fans are growing more confused and frustrated with what is actually going on. After the meeting the following articles appeared in the press. The first two from The Echo and then one from the BBC that condenses it all. Further to that is a link to the council report of the meeting.

Cardiff City have asked for even more time to deliver its 30,000 seater stadium project.

The club has asked for six months to secure the project but councillors say it should be given three months to prove the scheme will work.

The council's economic scrutiny committee said it supported giving an extension to March 31, 2006.

Costco has already signed up and Tesco is the second retailer earmarked for the Leckwith site but issues surrounding its existing Culverhouse Cross site have still to be resolved.

CARDIFF City have been forced into accepting a cut-price version of their proposed new 'Rolls-Royce' stadium, we can reveal today.

The Bluebirds have had to scale down plans for the Leckwith development in order to keep within a budget of £38m - though it will still have 30,000 seats.

A review of the long-delayed scheme has been ordered after initial tenders for the first phase of the development came in significantly higher than budget, forcing the club to re-examine the design.

Cardiff City football club has been given three months to prove that its plans for a 30,000-seat new stadium and retail complex are viable.

Cardiff Council made the demands after club officials asked for an extra six months to secure the project.

The council said it was not satisfied with the business plan that the club has delivered.

But club officials said that they were "fully confident" that the scheme was a viable project and would go ahead.

Report from Cardiff Council