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Cricket club getting 7m revamp
Artist's impression of the entrance square
How the St Lawrence ground entrance may look in the future
Multi-million pound plans have been revealed by Kent County Cricket Club to pay for a complete overhaul of facilities at the Canterbury ground.

Plans include a 100-bed four-star hotel, conference centre and museum.

The club's chief executive Paul Millman said: "We want to run it as a business that can provide us with revenue throughout the year."

Part of the land behind the pavilion will be sold to build housing to finance the redevelopments.

Financial difficulty

Members have been given their first glimpse of the changes earmarked for the headquarters.

The plans are to increase revenue and will be put to a public meeting on Thursday at the St Lawrence ground.

Kent County Cricket Club is more than 300,000 in debt with more losses anticipated this year.

The Canterbury pitch has hosted four international matches over the past six years but has been overtaken by new grounds in Durham.

Mr Millman added: "We are building a ground that can be self-sufficient, whether or not we are allocated international matches."


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