- February 22, 2020
- Posted by: SportsV
- Categories: Features, Home News, Industry News, News, Press Releases, Tenders, Videos
Chairman Steve Parish speaks to Palace TV’s Chris Grierson to give an update on the academy development and stadium expansion, plus reflects on the season so far.
In this video, courtesy Crystal Palace, Club Chairman Steve Parish takes the opportunity of the first winter break to share an update with supporters on all manner of subjects.
In the Palace TV video, the Chairman reveals that an offer has been made to Sainsbury’s for the purchase of land required to progress the Main Stand redevelopment, and that the process relating to the Section 106 with the Mayor’s office is proceeding well.
The Chairman also gives his reflections on the recent transfer window – the arrival of Cenk Tosun and Scott Banks, and explains the issues surrounding the prospective deal for Nathan Ferguson.
Parish also takes the opportunity to reflect on the upcoming 10 year anniversary since he and his partners purchased the club from administration in 2010.
In regards to the Academy redevelopment, Parish reveals the club is in the process of awarding contracts for the interior fit-out and external cladding.
Key features of the Academy redevelopment include:
- Campus-style internal and external refit to all buildings
- New classrooms, lecture rooms and meeting spaces
- A new medical treatment, rehabilitation, and sports science facility
The playing facilities will be expanded to include:
- A full-size main pitch with under soil heating
- A covered full-size 3G synthetic pitch, for all-weather use
- A full-size, floodlit 3G pitch
- Creation of six additional pitches of varying sizes for various age groups
KSS is the design and architectural practice working with Crystal Palace on the 13,500-capacity Main Stand development at Selhurst Park which will increase the ground capacity from 26,000 to 34,000, and further enhance the intense atmosphere in this most traditional of English football venues.
The proposals include lengthening the pitch to UEFA standard, extensive new facilities for general admission, premium hospitality and disabled supporters to the latest modern standards, together with a new club retail store and museum.
The dramatic external design draws on the iconography embedded in the Eagles’ club crest.
A five-storey glazed central facade with barrel-vaulted arch and horizontal glazing articulation echoes the south transept section of the historic 1851 Crystal Palace Exhibition Hall (after which the club was named), and is flanked by sculpted metal clad wings concealing vertical circulation and servicing elements.
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