- Crystal Palace have plans in place to redevelop Selhurst Park in coming years
- Chairman Steve Parish says Eagles would look at renaming stadium to help cost
- Parish said: ‘If it was the right number… then it is something we would look at’
- Stadium could cost up to £100m to redevelop and work could begin within year
Crystal Palace would consider renaming Selhurst Park to help fund the redevelopment of their stadium, chairman Steve Parish has said.
Palace announced plans in December of a new five-storey main stand at their home of 93 years, to increase the stadium capacity from 26,000 to more than 34,000.
Should they be granted permission from Croydon Council next month, work could begin within a year.
Crystal Palace have plans in place to redevelop Selhurst Park and increase the capacity
Steve Parish admits the club would consider changing the name if it helped to fund the project
Parish is hopeful fans would understand if the club sold the naming rights of the stadium to finance the project, which could cost up to £100million.
‘If it was the right number and something that helped us build it (the new main stand) better or faster then it is something we would look at,’ Parish told Standard Sport.
‘Selhurst Park is a nice name… probably I would not personally mind as much because my goal is improving the club. My primary focus is to make the club better.
‘But all of these things have to be weighed up. We are not going to give them up easily. I think people would understand if it is the right answer for the club and if it is a good association. That matters,’ he added.
Parish watches the Crystal Palace Under 23s alongside manager Roy Hodgson on Tuesday
Palace fans are excited at the prospect of a new-look Selhurst, which would have 34,000 seats
The project is being designed by architects KSS, who have redeveloped sporting venues including Twickenham and Wimbledon.
Improved facilities also include a bigger pitch, increased to 105 metres by 68 metres, making the venue compliant with UEFA regulations and eligible to host European events.
Palace are currently 18th in the league on 27 points from 30 games, but have a favourable run-in as they look to avoid relegation to the Championship.