Northampton Town and the Northampton Borough Council have agreed a £12 million redevelopment of Sixfields Stadium.

The redevelopment will see the venue’s capacity growing from 7,653 to around 10,000 along with the construction of a hotel, corporate boxes, a conference centre and houses built in the surrounding areas.

Cllr David Mackintosh, leader of Northampton Borough Council, told "There will be some huge changes to the stadium. There will be a new East Stand, and the approach to the stadium will look very different with a new look West Stand, a conference centre and a hotel and it will be an impressive approach to the town for those arriving from the south west and a huge asset for our developing Enterprise Zone.

Northampton Town chairman David Cardoza added: "This will take the football club in to the 21st century. In this day and age you need the opportunity to generate income 365 days a year and this will give us that.

"We plan to build a hotel, a conference centre, corporate boxes, to offer better facilities to supporters, to have office space to let and much more. The plan is to make the club self sufficient in the long term so it is not relying on any one individual."

The project is set to be completed ready for the start of the 2014/15 football season, or just after.

Posted on 04/07/2013