Crystal Palace Reveal Massive Selhurst Park Redevelopment Plans

Crystal Palace this afternoon have revealed plans to redevelop Selhurst Park and increase capacity to 34,000 at a cost of up to £100m. The project aims "to create a new Crystal Palace for the modern era" and includes a new centrepiece five-storey stand featuring an all-glass front inspired by the design of the 1851 Crystal Palace Exhibition Hall.

"Plans will be submitted to Croydon Council in January and, subject to planning permission being granted, work will begin in the next 12 months," the Premier League club said.

Redevelopment Crystal Palace Stadium to Cost Up To £100m

Besides increasing the capacity from 26,000 to 34,000, the plans also include improved facilities for disabled supporters, "premium hospitality and entertainment facilities" for more than 2,500 fans, a bigger pitch, museum and new community facilities.

The club said the redevelopment is expected to cost £75-100m and would take three years to complete. The existing main stand would remain in use throughout the building work.

The chairman, Steve Parish, said: "We need a stadium that reflects who we are, how far we have come and where we want to go – a stadium that south London can be proud of, a home worthy of our incredible support and unique atmosphere and this great Premier League we represent.

"We have worked long and hard and looked at several options over the years, including returning to the original site of Crystal Palace, which wasn’t viable. While we can’t go back to it, we can build a new one and today I am proud, in conjunction with our partners KSS, to introduce a new Selhurst Park with a new Crystal Palace for a new era.

"We are creating a new home worthy of our club, our fans and our community, and a celebration of our 112 years in south London."

The project is being designed by the leading stadium architects KSS, the firm behind the redevelopment of Anfield, Twickenham and Wimbledon.

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