New stand will take Lancashire Cricket Club ground capacity to 26,700
Lancashire Cricket Club has unveiled plans for a new BDP-designed phase of redevelopment at its Emirates Old Trafford ground.
The club said it would replace its current Red Rose Suite with a 4,850-seat stand that will take the capacity of the ground to 26,700 and include enhanced facilities for members, a heritage centre and a shop.
BDP designed Lancashire’s The Point events venue at Emirates Old Trafford, which opened in 2010. Lancashire’s latest plans also include an extension of the Hilton Garden Inn hotel at the ground, which opened two years ago.
Club chairman David Hodgkiss said the new stand would “complete the redevelopment” of the ground.
“Lancashire Cricket Club is committed to ensuring Emirates Old Trafford is one of the best places in the world to watch and play cricket, both at a domestic and international level. The new stand, which includes a pitch-view suite, will further enhance the facilities for Lancashire members,” he said.
“It will transform that area of the ground and will make Emirates Old Trafford one of the largest cricket stadiums in the country.”
Separately, Lancashire is working with Trafford council, Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios and Avison Young on plans to create a new civic quarter in the area surrounding the borough’s town hall, the former Kellogg’s site and University Academy 92.
Trafford council said it was keen to see a new leisure centre, new homes, a new public piazza, and a “processional route” linking the cricket ground with Manchester United’s Old Trafford stadium as part of the strategic vision.
An action plan is expected to be put out to consultation early next year.