";s:4:"text";s:7425:" The sunsets seen from the Itchen and Northam corners are sometimes stunning!  The plans include an all-seater stand with capacity of up to 1,450 incorporating indoor sports facilities for community use. The South Stand floor plan and stadium surroundings will be improved to comply with FIFA requirements. They have entered into an agreement with developers St Mowden to construct a new 6000-seat stadium at Nunnery Way. Shuttle buses also run on match days from the train station and the ferry terminal. Finally, the new stadium was ready for its inaugural fixture, a 4-3 friendly defeat to Espanyol in August 2001 and the first league fixture a week later at home to Chelsea. AFC Telford United play at the New Bucks Head It was originally built for Telford United to play at before they went bankrupt.  On 14 November 2009 it was revealed that the football club hope to work with Urban Regeneration Company, to build a new East Stand that would contain both seating and office/retail space rather than as originally planned for just seating. The new Stan Cullis Stand was completed at the end of the 2011–12 season, raising the stadium's capacity to approximately 31,700. Alternatively, you can take a train from directly outside the airport (Southampton Parkway) to Southampton Central in just a few minutes.  In the meantime, the club is redeveloping the Quag End of their existing Cressing Road ground to bring it up to Conference National standards. The first plans for relocation were announced in 1996.
The stadium lease and assets are currently held by Telford and Wrekin Council, completed in 2003 and was the 111th largest football stadium in England. Refreshments will always be on the expensive side inside the stadium, and when you add £4 for the match day programme, Premier League football can be an expensive animal these days. A trend towards all-seater stadiums was initially prescribed by the Taylor Report, and was originally a condition only of Premier League admission. Emirates Stadium is the third largest club ground in England, after Old Trafford and Tottenham's new White Hart Lane. But today the strategy is far from those images, no expansion is planned.
 Kenilworth Road was converted to all-seater capacity of around 10,200 following the club's promotion into the Championship in 2005, and in October 2012 the club announced their intention to add more seats to two stands. The stadium was designed to be easily expanded in the future. , The club were later bought by Jordanian Al-Qadi family with new president, Wael al-Qadi saying a new stadium is a "key requirement" for the new owners. , After an extended period of negotiations with Haringey Council and the Mayor of London, leading to a Section 106 agreement, planning permissions were issued on 20 September 2011. With a capacity of 32,689, it is a UEFA 4-star rated stadium. The only reconstruction happened at the Rochdale Road End of the ground where the old traditional open terrace was replaced by a 4,600 capacity all seated stand. However, by summer 2010, work has yet to commence on the new site as the club continued to suffer from huge financial difficulties. The expansion plan includes granting permission of permanent hosting concert and other major events such as American Football. In May 2002 it was decided that relocation was a more viable option than expansion, when the plans were amended for a less expensive 55,000-seat stadium to be built. Due to the economic crisis of 2008 and struggling performances on the pitch the stadium's planning permission expired in 2010 and the Great Coates proposal was no longer considered viable. A converted Olympic stadium would be part of the 2018 World Cup bid. You get people from all over the world; architects from Brazil or the states, owners from clubs in Europe and design experts and project teams... and it’s absolutely fantastic. Crawley Town expanded Broadfield Stadium in 2012 by rebuilding the East Stand, increasing capacity at the stadium by 2,151 and constructing new turnstile blocks, toilets and concession areas as well as improved floodlighting. It is not yet clear how this will be achieved; however, it could mean rebuilding the Halfords Lane End or rebuilding the East Stand corners. The latest news from Southampton FC. Sheffield United announced in 2009 plans to redevelop the Kop Stand, extending it backwards to create an additional 3,215 seats, alongside adding an additional tier to the South Stand. During this period there was intermittent rumours of the Cottage being sold and Fulham possibly purchasing land at Battersea Power Station or elsewhere in West London. , Ipswich have plans to modernise Portman Road stadium should they be promoted back to the Premier League, via 'Project Leap'. From Southampton Airport it’s just a 4-mile taxi ride to the stadium. Check fixtures, tickets, league table, club shop & more. The stadium has four stands, each named after neighbourhoods of Southampton in which the entrances themselves face. Sunderland's Stadium of Light is designed to allow expansion to 64,000 seats. It is proposed they will ground share with another club while the new arena is built. Leicester have announced plans to extend the King Power Stadium to 42,000 seats. St Mary’s is a four-star-rated UEFA stadium which has already created memories of its own.
In December 2017, the club announced plans to undertake a redevelopment of the Main Stand at Selhurst Park, raising the capacity to approximately 34,000, with the new structure ready by 2021. Initial public consultations took place in December 2008 and a further consultations on the NDP's more detailed plans were held at the start of April 2009. Bristol Rovers had gained planning permission to move into a purpose-built 21,700 all seater stadium at the University of the West of England's Frenchay campus, on the outskirts of Bristol. The most recent addition to the stadium is the Westfield Corner, filling in the gap between the South and Bramall Lane stands, which was completed in summer 2006. The stadium has a lot of clear land surrounding it making possible expansion to 40,000 or more; however, as Oakwell is rarely full to capacity, the club will continue to maintain the old West Stand for the foreseeable future. The stadium achieved an 11,000-seat capacity in the late 1990s, when the club was playing in Division One. , Morecambe moved from its previous ground at Christie Park to The Globe Arena at the start of the 2010–11 season. The need for a new stadium became more and more apparent in the 1980s when the club was among the best sides in English football. In short, it’s the largest ground south of London and definitely worth a visit. The stadium's capacity is now 5,500; it is the 118th largest stadium by capacity in England and the second smallest in EFL League One. Stoke City have played at the venue now known as bet365 Stadium since 1997, replacing Victoria Ground as their home stadium. The club’s iconic player, Matthew Le Tissier, is still a fan of this friendly club and often attends games as an ambassador alongside Lawrie McMenemy and Francis Benali MBE, another ex-player held in high esteem locally.