16:20 15th April 2013
. . . increase of 11,000 in three phases
Swansea City has lodged a formal planning application to the City and County of Swansea for the comprehensive expansion of the Liberty Stadium.
The works proposed would see the extension of the North, South and East stands of the stadium in a phased manner over the next three to five years.
The proposals seek to capitalise on the success of the football club during their first two seasons in the Barclays Premier League; help consolidate this status and remain part of the top flight for many years to come.
Works that are proposed for the stadium would look to increase its capacity by approximately 11,000 spectators.
The current application is concerned with the North, South and East stands and there will be three phases of development for these works.
Phase One will comprise of the expansion of the East Stand providing an initial increase in capacity of 3,844 spectators (this does not include completing the corner sections). Phases Two and Three will be constructed thereafter to take the total increase to around 11,000.
Clearly it is not possible to construct all stands at once due to operational requirements so the phased approach identified would seek to keep disruption to a minimum.
As part of the proposals the club has developed a robust Travel Plan reflecting the phased approach of the development with a comprehensive Park and Ride strategy being a key element of it.
This document together with all other application documents can be viewed at the Civic Centre.