READING LOOK TO EXPAND MADEJSKI

Sir John Madejski, chairman of Reading, says the club are going to resubmit a planning application to expand the Madejski Stadium.

The 71-year-old did say, however, that the improvements would only happen if the club remained in the Premier League this season – they currently sit 17th, two points above the relegation zone, with 13 games remaining.

Russian tycoon Anton Zingarevich owns the Berkshire outfit, who returned to the top flight last season after a four-year absence, and he has big plans for them, which seems to include an expansion of their home.

The club already has permission to expand the stadium, which was granted in 2007, but according to those plans work would have to start by November 2013, which looks increasingly unlikely.

The current plans give the green light to the club to expand the Madejski Stadium, their home since 1998, from a 24,500-seater venue to a 38,000-seater.

Posted on 07/02/2013