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Crystal Palace FC plans to renovate their stadium

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Crystal Palace have unveiled ambitious new plans to redevelop Selhurst Park. The Eagles have been at their south London home since 1924, but the new plans show a radical alteration which they hope will take the capacity up from 26,000 to 34,000.

The project is expected to cost between £75m-£100m, and is using leading architects KSS, who also worked on the new Main Stand at Anfield as well as redevelopments at Twickenham and Wimbledon.

Palace chairman Steve Parish is excited at the news. “We need a stadium that reflects who we are, how far we have come and where we want to go – a stadium that South London can be proud of, a home worthy of our incredible support and unique atmosphere and this great Premier League we represent,” he said.

“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. “While we can’t go back to it, we can build a new one and today I am proud, in conjunction with our partners KSS, to introduce a new Selhurst Park with a new Crystal Palace for a new era.

“We are creating a new home worthy of our Club, our supporters and our community, and a celebration of our 112 years in South London”.

Nick Marshall, director of architects KSS, said: “Our brief was to create an impressive sense of arrival and an experience the fans can be proud of, retaining the special atmosphere at one of the best grounds in the country.