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Bristol City Football Club confirms stadium redevelopment

Bristol City FC has confirmed plans for the £40m expansion of its Ashton Gate stadium will go ahead this summer.

It was revealed by the club’s majority shareholder Steve Lansdown at the club’s annual supporters meeting.

The redeveloped stadium would be used by both Bristol City FC and Bristol Rugby, with Bristol Sport overseeing the construction project.

Subject to there being no judicial review, the redevelopment project will begin in May.

The renovation to the Dolman Stand is set to increase the capacity of the stadium from 21,497 to 26,000 seats. The Wedlock and Williams stands would be replaced by new stands.

Mr Lansdown said it was “exciting times” for the club.

“We’ll sign the section 106 agreement any day now, and then we have six weeks to wait for the judicial review period,” he said.

“We wanted to give some certainty to supporters, so if we get through to March with no judicial review, then we will be going ahead with the redevelopment plans, starting in May.”

Ashton Gate has been the permanent residence of Bristol City FC since 1904.

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