Vital Football

Latest Reading FC News

Anton hopes for 2014 Stadium expansion

Anton hopes for 2014 Stadium expansion

Reading owner Anton Zingarevich has revealed that plans to expand the stadium will be resubmitted, after the original plans expired.

The Russian tycoon has entered his second year in English football and has seen an incredible rise over the past year. Plans to expand the stadium were talked about back in 2007, but relegation to the Championship derailed these ideas, but the process has been relighted with Zingarevich willing to spend his millions.

Speaking to the Reading Post, Anton said: 'We need to put a new planning application in because the current one expired and that will take a year or so to plan and get. The last project that we did was a number of years ago so we want to make sure what we are thinking is current in terms of engineering and all the possibilities we have.'

'If we do do it then it will probably be the East Stand first then the North and South. We need to think about the engineering and the lay-out as well. The corporate base will help us sell hospitality if we do well on the pitch. It will obviously take time to get the planning permission, but hopefully we can start at the end of next season.'


Anton didn't hint at whether these would take place if we were relegated, but common sense would say we wouldn't if we were to go back down. We are doing relatively well at selling out at the moment, but could we attract 38,000 in over a years time? I doubt it. Certain schemes need to be introduced to attract a larger number of supporters.

Join The Vital Debate



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:Josh
Date:Thursday February 7 2013
Time: 3:34PM

Login to post a comment

Recent Reading Articles

Reading 0-0 Wolves- Player Ratings

Player Rating

Stats: Reading v Wolves

All the stats from Reading (0) vs (0) Wolves, Madejski Stadium, 6th February Att:

Reading Vs Wolves- Preview

Reading today host Wolverhampton Wanderers in an important league game.

The Royals are now winless in four league matches and need to be careful not to be dragged into a relegation battle.

Preview- Reading travel to Ipswich

Reading travel to Ipswich this evening for a rearranged game due to their FA Cup commitments.

Ipswich currently lie in 8th position but have only won one in their last 6 in all competitions. <

Archived Vital Reading Articles

Vital Reading articles from

Site Journalists

thurlow97
Profile
Josh
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

What Striker do you want to see here?
Suggested By:
Dom Solanke12%
Lewis Grabban10%
Jamie Mackie15%
Carlton Cole 7%
Nahki Wells56%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Hull City 29 17 5 7 56 26
2 Middlesbrough 28 17 5 6 56 23
3 Burnley 30 15 10 5 55 22
4 Brighton 29 14 11 4 53 9
5 Derby County 30 13 12 5 51 14
6 Sheff Wed 30 13 11 6 50 12
7 Ipswich 30 13 9 8 48 2
8 Birmingham 30 13 8 9 47 8
9 Cardiff 30 11 12 7 45 5
10 Forest 30 10 12 8 42 6
11 Wolves 30 10 10 10 40 -1
12 Brentford 30 11 7 12 40 -2
13 Q.P.R. 30 9 12 9 39 1
14 Preston 30 9 12 9 39 -1
15 Reading 30 9 9 12 36 0
16 Leeds Utd 30 8 12 10 36 -5
17 Huddersfield 30 8 8 14 32 -4
18 Blackburn 28 6 13 9 31 0
19 Fulham 29 6 11 12 29 -5
20 Bristol City 30 6 10 14 28 -22
21 MK Dons 29 7 6 16 27 -18
22 Rotherham 30 7 4 19 25 -19
23 Bolton 30 4 12 14 24 -21
24 Charlton 30 5 9 16 24 -30
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Reading Fixtures (view all)

Feb 13 2016 3:00PM : Burnley (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Feb 20 2016 3:00PM : Middlesbrough (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Feb 23 2016 8:00PM : Rotherham United (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Feb 27 2016 3:00PM : Charlton Athletic (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Mar 5 2016 3:00PM : Fulham (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Mar 8 2016 7:45PM : Huddersfield Town (a)
Sky Bet Championship

Recent Reading Results (view all)