GCCC announces plans for new stadium and conference venue

Gloucestershire County Cricket Club (GCCC) has unveiled plans for a £10 million project to build a new stadium, complete with conference and events facilities.

The club wants to create the only permanent international sports venue in Bristol and the south-west with seating for 20,000 people.

Included in the proposed scheme is plans for a new world-class media centre and hospitality suites, which would be incorporated into an expansion of the existing pavilion.

The development will also include an upgraded public gymnasium facility and swimming pool, plus an education centre.

"We have to comply with the England and Wales Cricket Board standards if the hugely popular one-day internationals are to continue at the county ground," said Tom Richardson, chief executive of Gloucestershire Cricket Club.

The plans have entered a public consultation process and residents in the surrounding area are being invited to attend an exhibition on the scheme on July 31st and August 1st.

Earlier this week, architects submitted plans to Broadland District Council for a £300 million conference and tourism complex in Norfolk, the Eastern Daily Press reported.

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