Plans to develop Sixfields Stadium have tonight been approved by Northampton Borough Council’s Planning Committee.
The application, submitted by Northampton Town Football Club, will see the East Stand remodelled and extended to provide additional seating that increases capacity from 7,653 to 10,000. Other alterations include a new conference suite with banqueting hall, gymnasium, office space and food kiosks. There are also provisions for additional parking, improved access for people with disabilities, landscaping and a new access road off Edgar Mobbs Way.
The expansion is the first stage of a multi-million pound redevelopment of the area which would support growth in the Enterprise Zone and bring forward more revenue streams for the football club. Additional planning applications for housing, local retail facilities and a hotel are expected to be submitted soon.
Cllr David Mackintosh, Leader of Northampton Borough Council, said “This planning application represents an important step in the expansion of Sixfields Stadium. Our sports clubs are an important part of life in our town and a significant benefit to the local economy. We as an administration have always recognised how important they are and we remain absolutely committed to supporting them so I am delighted that these plans have been approved.”