Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC), the owner of Lord’s Cricket Ground in London, England, has issued a survey to its members in order to seek their opinions on a potential £150m (€170.1m/$190.4m) redevelopment of the venue.
According to The Guardian newspaper, MCC members will be given the option of choosing between two separate development plans, in a survey that the MCC has billed as the “largest piece of analysis” in its 230-year history.
The first plan would see the Nursery End at Lords expanded by 2,000 seats and, as a result, moved closer to Wellington Road, while the alternative would allow for the Tavern and Allen stands to be rebuilt, as well as a new Nursery End.
In a statement, the MCC said: “A detailed study of two different development options has been put before MCC members, with a survey and wide-ranging consultation to take place in the coming weeks.
“The choice facing MCC is effectively whether members are content to accept large-scale residential development within the Lord’s boundary in return for a cash injection, or pay for the development of the entire ground from club resources but without accepting residential development.”
The survey forms part of a wider consultation process, which will also include presentations on both plans at four venues across England. Events will take place at Lord’s on June 19, as well as at Old Trafford in Manchester on June 20, Nottingham’s Trent Bridge on June 21 and in Bristol on June 22.
The Guardian added that the MCC committee will meet in July to talk through the options, with a final decision expected towards the end of September.