Derry & Strabane Council has confirmed that the Brandywell Stadium Refurbishment is on schedule to be finished by the end of December. The project will see a new 955 seater stand with new changing rooms, media facilities, meeting spaces and safety control centre, plus standing accommodation for 270 spectators adjoining the new Stand, bringing capacity for the ground to 3,700.
A council spokesperson said:
In addition to the Stand, the project includes a synthetic pitch; a standalone dog track; the refurbishment of the Southend Stand and additional car parking, as well as substantial improvement works across the stadium, including the replacement of the existing boundary walls to the wider Brandywell site. The new synthetic turf pitch at the stadium will be laid towards the end of the project. The stadium will be ready to host Derry City’s pre-season games for the 2018 League of Ireland season.
Emirates Stadium wants to add capacity
football.London reports that Arsenal FC’s stadium managers are looking to add 100s of new seats.
The capacity has now dipped below the 60,000 mark – it currently sits at 59,867 – and Arsenal want to raise that number back to the sort of figure it was when the stadium first opened in 2006.
The improvements will need to be given the green light by Islington Council.