January 20 2011
Crystal Palace Football Club have unveiled their plans for a new stadium at the club's original home in Crystal Palace.
The idea is to provide a 40,000 seat football stadium on the site of the current Crystal Palace athletics track and also regenerate the National Sports Centre and park with new sports facilities for the community.
It will house a new indoor aquatic centre, a reconfigured indoor sports complex within the existing structure and a new community athletics facility.
Steve Parish, co-Chairman of Crystal Palace, said: "We are delighted to put forward our plans to return the club home to where it all began.
"We believe a stadium at Crystal Palace park can help create a bright new future for the club as well as helping it to breathe new life into both the sports centre and the park."
The club have been working with advisers CB Richard Ellis and stadium designers AFL plus they have had talks with the London Borough of Bromley, Croydon, London Development Agency, Greenwich Leisure and UK Athletics.
Ed Warner, chairman of UK Athletics, said: "On the proviso that the Olympic stadium retains its athletics track and any redevelopment of Crystal Palace maintains a community athletics facility on or nearby the park, we would be supportive of the plans of Crystal Palace."
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