CRYSTAL PALACE said yesterday they plan to spend up to £100 million redeveloping Selhurst Park into a 34,000-capacity stadium fit to host international football.
Chairman Steve Parish hailed a project bidding “to create a new Crystal Palace for the modern era,” including a centrepiece five-storey stand boasting an all-glass front.
Palace expect to start work to extend Selhurst Park’s current 26,000 capacity within 12 months, with plans to be submitted to Croydon Council in January.
“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.
“We want to make the pitch regulation size so it is Fifa and Uefa compliant so we can host internationals or European games, and we will remove the TV gantry in the Arthur Wait stand, which will massively improve the sight lines.”
Palace expect the redevelopment to take three years.