Premier League Side Swansea City Plans To Add 12,000 Seats To Liberty Stadium
EPL club Swansea City has announced "plans to increase the capacity" of its Liberty Stadium by more than 12,000 seats in "another reflection of the boom in Welsh football," according to Mike Collett of REUTERS. The current capacity of the Liberty Stadium is 20,500 with Swansea "submitting plans to the city's council for an increased capacity of 33,000." The club said: "The works proposed would see the extension of the North, South and East stands of the stadium in a phased manner over the next three to five years. The proposals seek to capitalize on the success of the football club during their first two seasons in the Barclays Premier League, help consolidate this status and remain part of the top flight for many years to come." Liberty Stadium "is currently the second smallest ground in the Premier League with only Queens Park Rangers' Loftus Road ground smaller at 18,500" (REUTERS, 4/18).