Lord’s Cricket Ground to undergo £50m improvements that will see capacity increased

16 Jan

Lord’s will undergo redevelopment work that will see its capacity increase to 31,000.

Planning permission was granted for the improvements to the Edrich and Compton stands.

Work will start on the redevelopment at Lord’s in August

The work will cost £50million and will begin in August, following the final England match at the ground in the summer, with seating ready for the 2020 season.

It will then be fully completed ready for 2021.
The stands, which flank the media centre at the Nursery End, will become three tiers and will offer “vastly improved sightlines for the seats in the lower levels”.

Edrich and Compton stands will become three tiers

There will be 2,500 extra seats, taking the capacity to above 30,000, after planning permission was granted by Westminster City Council.
Marylebone Cricket Club chief executive and secretary Guy Lavender said: “MCC is delighted to receive planning permission for the redevelopment of the Compton and Edrich Stands.
“We are excited to be commencing another transformational development at Lord’s, and by raising the capacity to 31,000 we will be able to welcome more spectators to enjoy matches at the largest cricket ground in the country, here at the Home of Cricket.

“The redevelopment will be an outstanding addition delivering world-class facilities, ensuring that Lord’s remains the finest ground in the world to watch and play cricket.”