Nottingham Forest confirmed on Thursday morning that they have reached an agreement with the City Council for an extended lease on the City Ground and will proceed with plans to redevelop the stadium and surrounding area. The new ground will reach a 38,000 capacity after competition and fans are delighted.
Love it! Does it include more women’s loos and hot water in the taps? Asking for a friend…
— Polly Bancroft (@pollybancroft) February 28, 2019
— Laith Gibani ???? (@laithgaribaldi) February 28, 2019
Such an iconic location, great decision to redevelop rather than relocate. With all clubs moving to flat pack stadiums on industrial estates, ours will be the only one with a soul ????????????⚪️????
— joss dixon (@jossdicko) February 28, 2019
Great thing about this is we’ll be staying in the best location in football for the rest of my days #ohcityground ????
— Craig Harrison (@CraigHarrison20) February 28, 2019
Best news to wake up, the initial designs look amazing. Closing off & developing the Trent End/Peter Taylor Stand corner will also add to the atmosphere. That final paragraph of that release couldn’t have been worded any better. Fantastic work Forest. Onwards & upwards!
— Sheldon Miller (@SheldonMiller) February 28, 2019
There will be a new Peter Taylor Stand and improvements to the Trentside area, Brian Clough and Bridgford Stands. The Peter Taylor Stand will feature a museum, a new club shop, range of hospitality lounge options, restaurants and executive boxes.
Forest also confirmed in a statement that there will be improved facilities for supporters with disabilities and a big increase in wheelchair spaces. Before planning application is made, however, the Reds will consult with relevant supporter groups.
The club added that work could commence at the end of next season and the new ground will become the highest in the East Midlands when completed. Supporters are delighted with the news as there hadn’t been any major development work on the ground since 1994.
Evangelos Marinakis is fully committed on rebuilding the football club. This is gift for the people of Nottingham, made by the people of Nottingham.