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Yorkshire announce 20-year redevelopment plan for Headingley

Headingley seeks a facelift in recent times © Getty Images
Headingley seeks a facelift in recent times © Getty Images

London: Jun 5, 2014

English county Yorkshire have announced a 20-year redevelopment plan for their Headingley stadium in a bid to ensure they continue staging international cricket. Headingley has struggled to keep pace with major renovations at Edgbaston and Old Trafford as well as the emergence of the Rose Bowl, Chester-le-Street and Sophia Gardens as international venues.

As a result Yorkshire chiefs feared the Leeds ground could lose out on England games in the future. That would have been a major financial blow and Yorkshire have now unveiled plans for a six-phase renovation which will include the addition of permanent floodlights, the redevelopment of the stand connected to the neighbouring rugby ground and a new pavilion in the north-west corner of the ground.

Nearly 1,000 seats will also be added to the north-east stand as the capacity is increased from 17,000 to 20,000 and a roof will also be put on the west stand. Yorkshire County Cricket Club (YCCC) chairman Colin Graves said on Thursday: “Our ambitions are clear. We want to create a stadium that is amongst finest in the world and enable Yorkshire to continue to stage major international fixtures over the long term.

“It is vital that we don’t lose sight of our objectives. As other venues around the country continue to invest in their facilities, we cannot afford to stand still and expect that Headingley will always host international cricket. The stark reality is that if our stadium fails to evolve we will lose our Test Match status, which would be a devastating blow to the region.” Headingley will host this year’s second Test match against Sri Lanka, beginning on June 20, as well as the fifth one-day international against India on September 5 and will also host a Test against New Zealand and a one-day fixture against Australia in 2015.

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