- National Teams
Martin Griffiths, Chairman of Ashton Gate has revealed the latest designs for the proposed 4000-capacity Sports & Convention Centre next to Ashton Gate Stadium that will be the new home of the Bristol Flyers.
Having first released the plans in 2018, there is now more open space and public realm areas along with a reduction in the height of the tallest buildings following consultation with stakeholders.
“It’s really exciting to be able to show the digital fly-through to everyone today. We’ve talked a lot about creating a Sporting Quarter for the city where our football, rugby and basketball teams will all play,” Griffiths said.
“We think that these latest designs are a great step forward and next month on March 24th & 25th, we will hold a public exhibition at the stadium to outline the plans with more detail. This public exhibition will give everyone a chance to view and comment on the plans, which we hope to submit for planning at the end of the summer.”
The new arena will multiply the Flyers’ home game capacity by more than four in comparison to what they currently have at SGS College Arena, which they regularly sell out.
Head Coach, Andreas Kapoulas is excited for the future:
“Seeing the vision brought to life with the fly-through is a real step towards it becoming a reality. The BBL Cup final demonstrated the huge support for the club and the appetite for basketball as a sport.
“To have this kind of venue here at Ashton Gate would be a game-changer for our programme, will support our future aspirations and secure our long-term sustainability to allow us to grow even further.”
The final plans are hoping to be submitted by this September, with an expected build time of 18 months once full planning has been passed; so an earliest possible completion of 2022.