Following the takeover of the club by the Abu Dhabi United Group, planning permission was granted to add a third tier to the top of the North and South stands, the two ends of the stadium. 'It was a chance to regroup, have some really good intense training session with the lads in a lovely climate, so hopefully it will be the same again.'. The South Stand expansion was carried out by Laing O’Rourke during the 2014/15 season and increased capacity to just over 55,000. Stadium built on that ground was opened the same year and received the name Dean Court, honoring the donors. Dean Court, currently known as the Vitality Stadium for sponsorship purposes,[2] is a football stadium in Kings Park, Boscombe, a suburb of Bournemouth, Dorset, England and the home ground of AFC Bournemouth. [7], In the 2010–11 a temporary south stand was built, but was removed during the 2011–12 season after attendances fell. We use cookies to personalize and improve your experience on our site. On 24 February 2004 Bournemouth's James Hayter scored the Football League's fastest-ever hat-trick at Dean Court, scoring three goals in 2 minutes and 20 seconds during a 6–0 victory over Wrexham.
Early developments at the ground included a 300-seat stand. Following the Seagulls’ promotion to the Premier League this season, the stadium is undergoing upgrades worth £5m to improve media facilities, replace floodlights and add new hospitality facilities and lounges. VITALITY STADIUM (Bournemouth): situado en una localidad playera al sur de Inglaterra, es el escenario donde el Bournemouth disputa sus encuentros como local.También se el … There are plans in place for further stand-by-stand development, but question marks hang over the financial viability of those schemes without either increasing ticket prices significantly or adding further hospitality. The club had previously said improving the stadium's size was needed as "demand for tickets far outweighs our current capacity". [3], In 1923, the club were elected to Division Three South of the Football League, at which point they changed their name to Bournemouth & Boscombe Athletic. [17], Football stadium in Bournemouth, United Kingdom, This article is about the football stadium in Bournemouth. The comments below have not been moderated. We are aware that we have too few seats for all supporters - I get a lot of letters saying people need tickets and it's been really difficult at times to turn people away from the ground, so this will go some way to bridging that gap,' Howe said at a press conference. [15][16] The stadium has also been used for music concerts, hosting Elton John in 2006. The club will have to leave the ground for three seasons while the project goes on, according to reports, potentially using Wembley Stadium as a temporary home. Liverpool City Council’s approval will see it set up a special purpose vehicle (SPV) company to help bring forward the project, which sits within Peel Land and Property’s £5bn Liverpool Waters scheme. It was initially planned that the new ground would be ready in time for the start of the 2020/21 season, but a recent report in The Times suggested the club might not be able to leave the ground until the end of the 2019/20 season due to delays to the start of structural work. Holding more than 32,000 people, the club has no plans to pursue expansion, with chairman Ralph Krueger ruling it out as recently as summer 2015. CREDIT Ben Sutherland_Stoke City Britannia. [5] Because the work was not finished in time for the start of the 2001–02 season, Bournemouth played their first eight games at the Avenue Stadium in nearby Dorchester. Manager Arsene Wenger joked recently that the Emirates’ capacity could be expanded to outdo their near-rivals – but Islington Council set Arsenal a limit of 60,500 on its capacity at the time of the move and there have been no signs that there are any plans to pursue an expansion. Arsenal’s old ground was turned into the luxury residential Highbury Square development. [4] Shortly afterwards, a roof was added to the western stand. Chelsea secured planning permission to build a new £500m stadium on the site of its existing Stamford Bridge ground. Old Trafford has been expanded and rebuilt numerous times over the last century, with the most recent development in the 2005/06 season adding second tiers to the north-west and north-east quadrants of the ground to increase capacity by around 8,000. Description: Vitality Stadium In 1910 the Cooper-Dean family donated part of their lands to the local football side. It’s the most popular football league in the world – and many of its clubs want to redevelop their stadiums to make the most of the riches the Premier League offers. CREDIT Matt Churchill_Watford FC Vicarage Road. Part of the Daily Mail, The Mail on Sunday & Metro Media Group. The plans to improve the ground consist of: A permanent new south stand with 4,559 seats is among the proposals, along with filling in the corners to add more capacity. The club do not own the Vitality, however, and in a statement in December club chief executive Neil Blake said Bournemouth would “not be held to ransom” when negotiating a price to buy the ground – or redevelop one they do not own.

That we have got the training ground, the stadium, all the things which are really important in the infrastructure which needs to grow with the team, and this is a small step in the right direction.'. Following that interview, Croydon Council spokesman said: “Croydon Council fully supports Crystal Palace’s redevelopment ambitions because the club is an important part of our borough, and we will help in any way we can. Everton will fully fund construction of the stadium but will lease it from the SPV. It is believed that the local council are not keen on seeing further expansion of the Vitality Stadium. “We recently met the club to recommend they start the formal process of applying for planning permission; this means we can give them the appropriate guidance before councillors make a final decision on any proposals.”, Mr Parish also made clear that he needed the support of Sainsbury’s to make the redevelopment easier. That conversion cost more than £40m and took nearly a year to complete. Despite this, a planning application to redevelop the South Stand at the Vitality Stadium is due to go before the council’s planning committee, which could see an extra 3,000 seats added if approved. 'It is great news for the football club. Everton had previously considered options for a new stadium at Stanley Park and, in 2001, drew up plans for a 55,000-seat purpose-built arena on the site of the King’s Dock in the city, as well as the redevelopment of Goodison Park. The presence of a railway line behind the stand has always complicated plans, however, although in January this year reports again emerged that expansion was back on the agenda, with potentially another 7,500 seats added, which would make it the largest club stadium in the country by some distance. was given a piece of land by the town's Cooper-Dean family, after whom the ground was named. Laing O Rourke Manchester City FC Project 30 50 CN Awards 2016. CREDIT Airviews Photography_Everton FC Goodison Park.jpg. Originally known as the McAlpine Stadium after the firm that built it, Alfred McAlpine, this ground is home to Huddersfield Town FC and Huddersfield Giants rugby league club. [3], The ground was completely rebuilt in 2001, with the pitch rotated ninety degrees from its original position and the ground moved away from adjacent housing. Everton have wanted to build a new stadium for a long time, and in March this year the club’s vision took a huge step closer to reality when Liverpool City Council granted approval for the project to build a new ground on Bramley Moore dock. We are no longer accepting comments on this article. Crystal Palace chairman Steve Parish has made clear his desire to increase the capacity of Selhurst Park to around 40,000, telling the Croydon Advertiser in February that plans were ready to go. [10], In August 2014, chairman Jeff Mostyn revealed that the club were looking at the possibility of redeveloping the stadium rather than moving to Matchams. CREDIT Dom Fellowes_Leicester City King Power Stadium.

[2], In May 2016, Bournemouth announced that they would not be adding new capacity to its ground in time for the next Premier League season. Originally home to their Merseyside neighbours Everton, Liverpool moved into Anfield following their formation in 1892. Bournemouth held a public exhibition on Thursday evening to show plans for development at the Vitality Stadium, which has the lowest capacity of any top-flight club at only 11,464. The next stage will be a formal planning application, expected later this year. CREDIT Elliott Brown_West Brom The Hawthorns. [11] With a limited capacity of 11,464, the club were exploring the option of building a new, permanent stand and filling-in the stadium's corners should they continue to be successful in the Premier League. While not offering unequivocal support, a Sainsbury’s spokesman said: “We know the club want to expand the stadium and have been discussing a number of options with them, so they can further develop their plans.”. So that is a challenge for the club to face long-term, but short-term this is really good news. A hugely controversial decision to award the tenancy of the stadium to West Ham has seen the club settle into its new home with a number of teething problems, with capacity capped at 57,000 due to persistent standing from supporters. 'On the back of that break I think we were unbeaten (through to the end of the season). There are currently no other plans to expand capacity further. [3] The club's lowest Football League attendance was set on 4 March 1986, when only 1,873 saw a 2–2 drawn with Lincoln City. VAR forgot the rules!

Carillion_Liverpool FC Anfield redevelopment 1. [13], In July 2017 the club confirmed it was looking to build a new stadium near the current site in Kings Park. Vicarage Road has undergone some modest expansions in recent years, with the new Sir Elton John Stand built in 2013.
The overall record attendance was set on 2 March 1957, when 28,799 spectators watched an FA Cup match against Manchester United. Following their match at White Hart Lane on Sunday, Howe will use the international break to take the squad away for a warm-weather training camp which he believes will galvanise the players for the run-in. The most likely option is thought to involve adding a tier to the top of the existing East Stand, increasing capacity to 42,000. These were put on hold once Mike Ashley bought the club, however, when a review determined that stadium expansion was not a priority – a position that hasn’t changed since. [3] The club also purchased more land behind the northern end of the ground, with the intention of enlarging the stand and building a leisure centre. By daniel kemp. Former names Goldsands Stadium Seward Stadium Fitness First Stadium Location Kings Park Bournemouth Dorset BH7 7AF England Coordinates Coordinates Owner Structadene Dean Court, currently known as the Vitality Stadium for sponsorship purposes, is a football stadium in Kings Park, Boscombe, a suburb of Bournemouth, Dorset, England and the home ground of AFC Bournemouth Last week, the Welsh club officially took full operational control of the stadium in a move that is set to open up new revenue streams and the possibility of expansion. The club is set to enjoy its second successive season in the Premier League and a club spokesman tells CN that “there are no plans at present” for any development at Turf Moor. The highest-altitude football league ground in the UK, the Hawthorns has been home to West Brom since 1900 and has undergone on a number of rebuilds over the years. In 1910, Boscombe F.C. Spurs will spend a season at Wembley while construction continues, with plans to be back in their new home for the start of the 2018/19 season. Howe accepts the Dorset club have come a long way in a short space of time following promotion from League One and then winning the Championship last season. Major plans were announced in 2007 to spend £300m on developing the stadium and surrounding areas, including adding seats in the Gallowgate End to bring capacity to more than 60,000. As a result, the half-built structure was demolished and housing was built on that part of the site.