Cardiff look to extend stadium

Cardiff’s club director Steve Borley has outlined potential

plans to expand the club’s stadium capacity to 35,000 for the

2014/15 season.

Following on from owner Vincent Tan’s statement confirming the

availability of ?12million for development on the current

26,828-seater stadium, Borley confirmed any improvements would have

to be done close season as construction would involve the removal

of the ground’s roof.

“We’ve never been presumptuous about our promotion. As a club it

was a case of getting it done first and then worry about the other

bits later,” Borley told WalesOnline.

“Originally the stadium was designed for 30,000 to 32,000 but

we’ve checked our calculations and reckon we could get it up to

around 35,000.”

Borley also went on to confirm that, despite reports, Cardiff

would not play any of next season’s Premier League matches at the

74,000-seater Millennium Stadium.