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New Plans To Extend Stadium

Rumours have been posted on the forum recently suggesting there are plans to extend the stadium's capacity, and this has now been confirmed in today's Evening Post.

A message was posted on Sunday suggesting there'll be around 3,000 more seats installed at the Liberty Stadium if we gain promotion to the Championship.

Chairman Huw Jenkins said:

''The question facing us now is whether our stadium is going to be big enough,'' Jenkins said.

''We have filled it around five times this season with very few away supporters coming, which is not something you'd expect if we were lucky enough to reach the Championship.

''And I have got no doubt that our fan base will continue to grow. It has done so significantly over the last 18 months and I'm sure it will continue because the support is there across South West Wales.

''With the calibre of teams we would be playing in the Championship and the volume of fans they would bring, I would think we'd be close to a sell-out every week.

''That would be a nice problem to have, of course, but we're not just going to sit back, do nothing and have fans not being able to get in.

''We would have to see how we could look at things because we want to keep on progressing as a club.

''If we get to the Championship next week, we are not going to think: 'We're at our level, let's settle for this'.

''We want to go on and try to challenge further. That's what we are all here for.''


Jenkins is certainly setting his sites high as he's always done since he's been here and it'll be a gigantic boost if we did win a second successive promotion.

With season ticket prices getting reduced for the new season, no doubt our fanbase will continue to grow.

We have to overcome Barnsley first though before we can even thinking about next season.

They proved on Monday that they'll be a tough side to beat having beating Huddersfield away after losing the first leg at home.

Swansea City also published important ticket information today after some confusion at the ticket office.

Tickets have been split into the various selling points at the Stadium with each point indicating which tickets are available.

The total allocation of 32,452 is on sale and none are being held back by the club.




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Writer: KevinE Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Wednesday May 17 2006

Time: 4:17PM

Your Comments

mattyjones could be right on this one then! I think we need those extra seats as we've had quite a few near sellouts over the season. With season ticket prices going down slightly and if we do get promoted I think we'll need to. Can't see where these extra seats will go though?
KevinE
all i was told is that they are going to try and extend a few more rows right arounf the stadium which will be about 3000 seats. Or maybe where they have got gaps in each corner they could put seats. i know this won't do much but its still a bit more seats.
mattyjones
If the Rock is to get a increase in capacity , work must start extreamly quickly to be ready for the season . Its gonna be tight in more ways than one.
sbrjack
i think u could be in with a shout of the premiership within 3 years if u get promoted
green giant 12
See you next season. How many extra seats for them Premership.
miked_joker
why thank you greengiant12
sbrjack
this is great news!!i reckon 10 years max will be long enough for us to secure a decent premiership position!
FISKENS number1 fan
well lets hope it can be extended it should have been nuilt so that it can be extended easily
swans11
I have heard they will be moving the disabled positions and adding more rows of seats there and possibly another row right at the front . I doubt 3,000 more seats will be enough when the likes of Sunderland , West Brom , Norwich etc etc visit .
JACK_THE_LAD
I believe they can build on any of the stands except the East (somthing to do with close proximety to the river). We could add 5,000 seats and still sell out in the Championship.
Jack69
You have done brilliantly this season, hope it continues. Sounds like you are going to have quite an impressive ground eventually.
red_gilly
We have an impressive ground we need a team to match LOL .
JACK_THE_LAD
Think Swansea have acheived alot in a relatively short time. I wish we still had Fallon.
red_gilly
Swansea have a fantastic stadium as it stands but with another 3000 seats added, well all I can say is 'i'm jealous'. Good luck in the final.
tis_red
we have a good team JTL...just needs to perform more consistently.
KevinE
Already a great stadium nore seats make it even better
swans11
 

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