Unsupported browser

For a better experience please update your browser to its latest version.

Your browser appears to have cookies disabled. For the best experience of this website, please enable cookies in your browser

We'll assume we have your consent to use cookies, for example so you won't need to log in each time you visit our site.
Learn more

ARSENAL DELAYS STADIUM MOVE BY 'AT LEAST A YEAR'

  • Comment

HOK Sport+Event+Venue's plans for Arsenal FC's new £250 million stadium have run into further trouble, with the club admitting it will fail to meet its 2005 deadline for moving into its new 60,000capacity stadium at Ashburton Grove. The club told investors last week: 'A number of delays have occurred, not just on the construction of the stadium but with legal, financial and property issues.' The club said its move will be delayed from the start of the 2005/06 season by at least a year.

The AJ has learned that the club is still concerned that a public inquiry into compulsory purchase orders will scupper the project.

The Office of the Deputy Prime Minister was due to make a final decision in July, but the date has now been moved back to September. HOK principal Rod Sheard said that there is nothing 'drastically wrong'with the scheme. 'It has hit some delays, which is to be expected on a scheme as complicated as this one, 'he said. 'And the club has decided it does not want to move midway through a season.'

  • Comment

Have your say

You must sign in to make a comment

Please remember that the submission of any material is governed by our Terms and Conditions and by submitting material you confirm your agreement to these Terms and Conditions.

Links may be included in your comments but HTML is not permitted.