Thursday 18 January 2007 

Surrey Announce Brit Oval Plans For Expansion

Development of the Brit Oval will be extended, Surrey have announced.

Arora International Hotel Group have joined forces with the county to extensively improve the Pavilion end of the ground. The plans include the demolition of the Surrey Tavern as a new stand and four star hotel will be built.

The Lock and Laker stands are to be replaced with the new development holding 2,000 seats more than the current stands.

Paul Sheldon, Surrey chief executive believes the project will go a long way towards maintaining the Brit Oval's reputation as one of the finest cricket grounds in the world:

"There is intense pressure on all grounds that host international cricket to provide high quality facilities for both members and visitors.

"It is therefore vital that the Brit Oval continues to strive to produce the best viewing and spectator facilities of any cricket stadium in the world.''

He also confirmed that Surrey had already been in discussion with the Lambeth council as well as their landlord, the Duchy of Cornwall, over the proposals.