Many clubs have plans to redevelop their stadium for more ‘modern’ ideas, such as Fulham’s latest plans for their Riverside Stand or Crystal Palace giving their ground an entirely new look with their ambitious plans for Selhurst Park.
Nottingham Forest are also amongst those clubs that are looking to upgrade, renovating all four of their stands and taking the capacity up to 38,000.
Those plans just became a whole lot easier, as Nottingham Council granted the club a 250-year lease on the stadium and surrounding area, allowing them the freedom to make the proposed changes as well as any updates they wish to make for many years to come.
Naturally, Forest fans were delighted at the news, not because there’s been any major threats or ideas that they could leave the City Ground and move to another stadium, but because it shows a level (if somewhat exaggerated at 250 years) of intent by both the club and the council that they are willing to work together. If both the club and the council can maintain this kind of healthy relationship going forward, then it’s good for all concerned.
In response to this news, Forest fans took to Twitter to express their joy, although most fans were happy, there were one or two who still managed to find something to complain about.
— Tommy (@Tommy__Thornton) June 18, 2019
Amazing news well done to all involved ❤️
— Slad007 (@sdodhy01) June 18, 2019
Can the development also include sufficient car parking?
— Nigel King (@NigelBig) June 18, 2019
Let’s hope we get promoted before the lease runs out.
— Mark Kiszka (@KiszkaMark) June 18, 2019
Probably take us that long to get Promoted…
— Kingy (@davekk1984) June 18, 2019
I do enjoy all the positive news ????????????
— Chris North (@1_NewarkOutlaw) June 18, 2019
Hopefully Brexit will be sorted by then.
— Le Gâmmonadé (@blatherskiting) June 18, 2019
More great work
— Nick (@NickBrookz) June 18, 2019