Lord’s to be Redeveloped in Ten Year Plan

May 2, 2013

Lord’s Cricket Ground will undergo a £200m ($311m) redevelopment in 2014 that could take up to ten years to complete.

Owners Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) revealed the two-phase plan would start in 2014 and include rebuilding the Warner, Tavern, Compton and Edrich stands.

The first phase will cost approximately £90m ($140m) and will be completed by the 2019 World Cup, whilst the second phase will be completed by 2024.

Capacity at Lord’s will rise by 2,700 to 32,000.

“This Masterplan has cricket at its heart,” MCC president Mike Griffith said in a statement.

“Every MCC Member cares deeply for our wonderful ground, and we have a duty to ensure any changes made to Lord’s reflect the love we have for cricket, its history and its heritage.

“Lord’s is the home of cricket and this masterplan will reinforce the special place the ground has within the game by making it even better for every player and spectator who comes here. This is an incredibly exciting day not just for MCC, but for cricket lovers all over the world.”

The redevelopment plan will also include an extension to the famous pavilion, new entries and a new ‘food street’ within the ground.

The museum at the ground will also be enlarged.