CARDIFF LOOKING TO EXPAND

Cardiff City director Steve Borley has revealed potential plans to expand the Cardiff City Stadium's capacity for the 2014/15 season.

The ground can currently hold 26,000 people but Borley says the Welsh club are looking to increase that to 35,000.

Club owner Vincent Tan released a a statement confirming the availability of a substantial amount of money for development on the stadium, which was opened in 2009, but any improvements would have to be made during the close season as the roof would have to be temporarily removed.

"We've never been presumptuous about our promotion. As a club it was a case of getting it done first and then worry about the other bits later," Borley said.

"Originally the stadium was designed for 30,000 to 32,000 but we've checked our calculations and reckon we could get it up to around 35,000."

Borley also confirmed that the Bluebirds would not play any of next season's Premier League matches at the 74,000-seater Millennium Stadium, despite rumours circulating that this may be a possibility.

Posted on 24/04/2013