Sheffield United to submit Bramall Lane expansion plan for South Stand
By Sky Sports News
Last Updated: 07/12/17 9:11pm
Sheffield United are to submit Bramall Lane development plans to the City Council to add more than 5,400 seats to the South Stand.
The Sky Bet Championship side had an outline consent originally granted in 2009, but will now present detailed designs by January 2018, with a decision expected to be received by spring.
In addition to a new second tier with 5,400 seats, proposals for the south stand include new executive boxes and a media centre, while the existing Cherry Street car park area will also be replaced.
Sheffield United insist the development plans are in keeping with the "heritage and prestige" of the stadium, but match their ambitions to reach the Premier League.
The club's chief operating officer, Andrew Birks, said: "This is about the club planning for the future, seeking an extension of the current planning permissions based on an exciting and extended scheme.
"This is very much about looking ahead following our promotion to the Championship and potentially a place in the highest tier of the English game.
"We have a rich historical background in the city and within football. Our stadium of the future will reflect this relationship and be capable of contributing to the long-term future of the Blades."