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Premiership status triggers expansion in Cardiff

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Cardiff City is working on plans for a capacity expansion.

Capacity could increase to 38,000.

Cardiff City is looking to expand its stadium capacity to take advantage of its promotion to the Premiership, perhaps to an eventual capacity of 38,000.

Phase one of the expansion would see the ground’s Ninian Stand given a second tier – with the roof of the stand removed before the end of next season – reports WalesOnline.

Cardiff City Stadium Manager Wayne Nash confirmed supporters had been consulted on plans but said a feasibility study still needed to be completed.

Then 5,000 seats would be put in between May and August next year, in time for the beginning of kick-off in the 2014/15 season.

It is then planned for 2,500 to 3,000 to be added to both the Canton and Grange ends of the ground respectively to bring the overall capacity up to approximately 38,000 – up from 26,828.

The club is reported to be working with engineers Arup to draw up its plans.