Plans to build a new 1,500 all-seater stand at Accrington Stanley’s Wham Stadium have been submitted to the council.
Designers said the ‘modern, attractive, spectator-friendly’ scheme is the first phase of a wider multi-million pound Wham Stadium redevelopment to improve facilities for supporters.
The Observer reported last month how new club owner Andy Holt has agreed a 50-year lease on the ground after talks with Hyndburn council.
The new Whinney Hill Stand will replace the existing north stand and cater for 1,500 supporters with 14 wheelchair spaces. The stand will also include a lift, toilets, refreshments and merchandise kiosks.
Planning agents Frank Whittle Partnership (FWP) said the new stand will ‘meet the developing needs of Accrington Stanley for spectator seating and facilities’.
Documents sent to the council said the site of the proposed stand has been ‘subject to fly-tipping and suffers from a general lack of maintenance’.
FWP said the stand will be more attractive to nearby houses on Epping Avenue and the noise levels are expected to be lower due to the ‘shielding effect’ of the new stand.
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