The Home of Cricket is expanding. Last week, the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) unveiled designs for two new stands - Compton and Edrich - which will form the next phase of the 'Masterplan' to redevelop Lord's.
With current capacity sitting at 30,000, the introduction of the new three-tier stands will accommodate an additional 2,500 seats with a walkway linking both stands and overlooking the Nursery Ground.
From the Pavilion, MCC Members will still be able to view trees through gaps in and over the top of parts of the new stands. Nice touch. The redeveloped is due to happen between 2019 and 2021.
The designs are the work of two-time Stirling Prize winners WilkinsonEyre, the architects responsible for the refurbishment of the Grade II-listed Battersea Power Station...if you were wondering!
In September 2017, MCC Members voted in support of the 'Masterplan', which maps out a £194m redevelopment of Lord's and is set to be completed in 2032.
Here's how the new capacity of Lord's compares to the biggest cricket stadiums in the world:
100,024 | Melbourne Cricket Ground (Melbourne, Australia)
66,000 | Eden Gardens (Kolkata, India)
65,000 | Shaheed Vir Narayan Singh International Cricket Stadium (Naya Raipur, India)
60,000 | Jawaharlal Nehru International Stadium (Kochi, India)
60,000 | Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium (Hyderabad, India)
Some way to go then...