AVFC Planning On Villa Park Expansion
Mathew Kendrick of the Sunday Mercury has quotes from Randy Lerner saying that they are looking at making plans to increase the capacity of Villa Park to around 50 000, hopefully in the next year or year and a half.
He says he wants to see Villa sell out more but that they are talking internally of re-developing the North Stand and assures fans that he won't be moving Villa away from Villa Park.
'Internally, we discuss bumping up to 50,000, but what if that’s not enough. The question is whether the club is increasingly drawing capacity crowds. That would be the single best problem.'
He also says he admires Newcastle United's St James' Park ground saying it is 'unbelievably beautiful'.
After being asked if the North Stand would replicate the famous Holte End he said no, that isn't the idea at all.