STADIUM DEVELOPMENT VITAL FOR PLYMOUTH

James Brent, chairman of Plymouth Argyle, says it's vital that the club develop their Home Park stadium.

The Pilgrims have submitted plans to rebuild the main Mayflower Stand, which will house new hospitality and catering facilities, as well as a 1,500-seat ice arena and multiplex cinema.

Brent says the club would be 'dramatically' affected if the £50m scheme to develop Home Park is denied.

“It would dramatically affect the ambitions of the club as you do need to generate extra income to enable it to progress,” Brent said.

“The wider development enables us to build the new grandstand and the new grandstand will generate, we estimate, about £1m of additional net income and that goes up as we go up the leagues.”

Posted on 01/06/2013