3 May 2013

Lord's to get $370 million makeover

5:52 am on 3 May 2013

Lord's, the spiritual home of cricket, will undergo a $370 million redevelopment beginning next year.

Unveiling the two-phase masterplan which will include rebuilding the Warner, Tavern, Compton and Edrich stands, the Marylebone Cricket Club CC says it wants to ensure the iconic venue remains the finest ground in the world.

The museum, which traces the roots of the game and is a popular attraction throughout the year, will also be enlarged.

The first phase of redevelopment is expected to be completed in time for the 2019 World Cup with the second due to be completed by 2024.

The redevelopment will increase capacity by almost 3,000 to 32,000.

Lord's has been staging cricket at the current site in north west London since 1814.