Lords Larges It

By Lindsey Last edited 131 months ago
Lords Larges It

Last time we heard from Lords they were taking baby steps towards the 21st century. Today, post membership consultation, they're giving a tantalising glimpse of the future of the hallowed turf, revealing a £200m masterplan in the making to transform the revered ground.

Following the club's biggest ever member survey a redevelopment brief has been sent out to a number of architects but don't panic, traditionalists! The sacred pavilion and its exterior will remain the same.

The results of the members' survey are promised shortly, although the Masterplan FAQs indicate it's likely to be only as racy as preferences for retractable floodlights and the price of ale in the Long Room. Clearly the focus is on securing the future of cricket and there will be massive investment in training and match facilities as well as a mooted hotel and, of course, a better shop (mugs, sweaters and straw boaters are a key income stream).

So the most exciting thing promised so far by this coy, ankle revealing communique is that we might get to see night matches! Which sound cool. Dare we hope that the home of cricket could get sexy?

Lovely lazy Lords photo courtesy of JonHall's Flickrstream.

Last Updated 28 February 2008