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Hull chairman Pearson admits KC expansion on backburner

Hull City chairman Adam Pearson says plans to expand the KC stadium are now on the backburner.

But Pearson says he will continue working to find ways to fund an expansion - and developments around the ground.

Hull was one of three World Cup bidding venues to miss out should England get the nod to host the footballing showpiece.

Pearson told the Hull Daily Mail: "Ground development is severely affected by this decision.

"We hope the capacity will be increased at some stage but those hopes have been dented. I can't put a timeline on things but the decision has made things extremely difficult to improve on our current capacity of 25,000."

If the KC had received the green light, it would have been transformed into a 44,000 all-seater stadium.

But the knock-back has not ended Pearson's interest in attracting high-profile events.

He said: "An awful lot of work has gone in from a lot of people and once the initial disappointment wears off we'll have to look back at the bid and learn from it.

"We'll continue to develop this area of Hull and hopefully this stadium as well.

"The decision won't affect future bids. We have to do more and more at this stadium."

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