Cheltenham Unveil £45 Million Development Plans

By iSportconnect | March 28, 2013

The Jockey Club have announced plans for a £45 million ($68.19m) major redevelopment of Cheltenham.

The proposals include building a new state-of-the-art grandstand, which would include annual members’ facilities, general public viewing areas, private boxes and Royal Box facilities, to replace the historic stands currently in place.

The main development is expected to begin after the 2014 Festival to be completed ahead of the 2016 Festival, subject to planning permission.

The plans also include improvements for owners and trainers, as well as enhancements to the customer experience, such as multi-tiered viewing of the parade ring and elevated walkways for improved accessibility.

The race programme at Cheltenham will be unaffected by the construction work.

Paul Fisher, Group Managing Director of Jockey Club Racecourses, said: “Cheltenham Racecourse is not only one of The Jockey Club’s crown jewels, we recognise it is the home of Jump racing and one of the great theatres in British sport. It is vital we continue to invest in its appeal, the experience it offers and its success, for the good of British racing.”