Worcester Warriors will continue the exciting transformation of Sixways Stadium this summer with the next phase being an £8million extension of the existing East Stand that will create the "best development in club rugby across Europe".
The multi-million pound proposed extension and development of the East Stand, which includes work in the North East corner of the stadium, is just the latest phase in the exciting Sixways revolution.
The new East Stand will back onto the proposed health and racquet club site and is based on extending the existing structure. The plans include 120metres of new pitch side hospitality with corporate boxes, lounges and function rooms, balconies and bars, a mouth-watering pitch view restaurant and a new Warriors Business Club that will allow all of the West Midland businesses to network and socialise in the region's premier rugby hospitality. The stand will also grow to the increase the stadium capacity to 12,000.
The planned new development in the North East corner of the stadium will become the focal point of the entire complex with an expansive main reception, accessible ticket office and a spacious retailing opportunity on the ground floor.
Sixways has undergone a radical transformation in recent years with an improved infrastructure network off the M5 and the addition of over 1000 on site car parking spaces that includes Worcester's new Park and Ride facility.
General Manager Charlie Little revealed the proposed East Stand development would offer unparalleled views of the action for supporters and heighten the match day experience at Warriors.
"These exciting new plans will help us create the best development in club rugby across Europe and give our supporters the very best view when watching Warriors in the Guinness Premiership," he said. "We want to make Sixways something that the club and city can be proud of. Our chairman, Cecil Duckworth, will leave a legacy for rugby supporters and we believe that the new-look Sixways will be just that.
"We believe we have the market to justify expansion and development. We believe in the team and that they will challenge for success in future years. We also believe that Sixways can become the place to be on a matchday and we want to make it available and accessible to everybody. We're going to need people to support the project, from match day fans to debenture and season ticket holders and local businesses. We are putting in a facility that will hopefully meet the needs of the region and we hope they share our enthusiasm about the exciting latest stage of our project."