Stoke looking to increase Britannia capacity

Stoke City have revealed that they are exploring the possibility of increasing the capacity at the Britannia Stadium.

Stoke City have revealed that they are exploring the possibility of increasing the capacity at the Britannia Stadium.

The Potters are keen to push the attendance cap up to 30,000 by adding extra seats in the south east corner between the Seddon Stand and the Marston's Pedigree Stand.

"The decision to apply for planning permission to expand the Britannia Stadium comes after careful consideration for a number of years," chief executive Tony Scholes said.

"The atmosphere generated by our sell-out crowds since promotion to the Premier League has undoubtedly played a huge part in the Club's continued success and we have to be mindful of the fact that any expansion could have an effect on that.

"We have always said that we would be open to the possibility of expanding the stadium should we continue to remain in the Premier League and have the supporter base to fill it on a consistent basis.

"Home support levels are continuing to hold up very well as we enjoy our fifth season in the League and this was highlighted no more so than at our last home game with Queens Park Rangers.

"The attendance of 27,529 was our highest of the season so far and with the visitors only taking up the smaller allocation it shows that the continued interest of our fantastic support remains there."

 

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