It has been a busy 18 months at stadiummk with building work taking place around the site.
with building work taking place around the site.mkstadiumIt has been a busy 18 months at
Many will have seen the impressive results of work at the MK1 Shopping Centre and the completed car parks, but the development of stadiummk has also been ongoing during that time.
Supporters attending tonight’s game against Rayo Vallecano will see railings have been put into place on the Upper Tier with padded box seats, similar to those in the Lower Tier, due to be installed from late August.
The Upper Tier will be open for a number of test events during the early part of the season, but is likely to remain closed unless demand exceeds the Lower Tier’s capacity. stadiummk’s capacity will rise to 30,700.
Three of the four Big Screens are now complete with work set to finish on the fourth and final screen in time for the new Sky Bet League 1 season. stadiummk will be the only sports venue in the country with four screens.
Elsewhere, work on the Arena is ongoing with it set to open by November. The Arena’s Level 1 balcony bar will provide an extension to the Cowshed Bar for home supporters with seating, TVs and an extended food range pre match.
Plans are also in place to extend the hugely successful DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel from the West Stand to create a 360 degree hotel around the stadium. The DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel will see bedroom numbers rise from 127 to 302. The first phase of this development will be 49 rooms on the south side of the stadium and is expected to be complete by early 2014.