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SBD Global/April 18, 2013/Facilities

London's Lord's Cricket Ground Given Green Light To Use Floodlights Through 2019

London's Lord’s Cricket Ground "will be able to use floodlights for another five years" through '19 after "getting planning permission from the local council," according to Christopher Elser of BLOOMBERG. Westminster City Council "approved the renewal for the lights," which had permission through the end of the year. Starting next year, the £2.7M ($4.1M) retractable lights "can be used two extra times during day matches, illuminating 14 day and 10 night matches." Marlyebone Cricket Club Head of Cricket & Estates John Stephenson said, "It is crucial that the club, going forward, has the ability to use the floodlights if required during all its major match days because no one wants to see play lost to bad light" (BLOOMBERG, 4/17). Every major match day at the ground, including tests, one-day internaionals and domestic List A final, can be floodlit in the event of bad light (English Cricket Board).
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