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Reading stadium vision unveiled
Madejski stadium impression/Reading FC
An artist's impression of how the larger Madejski Stadium could look
Reading Football Club has given a glimpse of what its Madejski Stadium would look like if its plans to increase capacity get the go-ahead.

The Premiership club in Berkshire wants to increase its capacity from 24,045 to 38,000 irrespective of league status.

The proposal involves adding extra seating to the north, south and east stands with a new roof constructed over each stand.

A public consultation period will help formulate a planning application.

The images will be displayed at the club until Friday, 20 October and, as part of the consultation process, the club is inviting feedback to enable the local community to put forward ideas and suggestions for consideration.

'Focus point'

Nigel Howe, Reading FC's chief executive, said: "These are extremely exciting times for Reading.

"This expansion would give more people the opportunity to support their team as we attempt to become an established force in the Premiership.

"We believe the stadium has an extremely important role to play as one of the central focus points of the local community."

The west stand will not be affected and it is not intended to increase the on-site car parking capacity.


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