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Sheffield Utd build for the future

Sheffield United have been given the go-ahead to build a new stand at Bramall Lane.
The £2.5 million new corner stand, the first in a series of proposals to redevelop the ground, has been approved by Sheffield City Council.

A four-star hotel development - originally part of the same application - will be dealt with separately when proposals for the scheme are re-submitted in the next few weeks.

Blades executive chairman Kevin McCabe said: 'We are delighted with the decision.

'Not only does this mean we can start work on the project as soon as possible but we can move onto the next stage of our plans and work with the local authority in the development of the proposed hotel at the rear of the new stand.'

The new stand will add 2,000 additional seats, taking the Bramall Lane capacity to 33,000.

Following consultations with planning officials, the club is finalising plans for a 'new Kop'.

The intention is to construct a structure behind the existing building, creating a new upper tier and improving the overall capacity at the Shoreham Street end of the ground by around 5,000 seats.

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